It’s no secret that the technology industry is chock-full of rapid changes and sudden breakthroughs. We never know what we'll be able to accomplish in a year from now with the help of science, engineering and innovation. However, based on a number of online educational trends on the rise, the next few years are much more predictable when it comes to eLearning in the Continuing Education industry. Here are five prominent eLearning trends CE content creators and service providers should be adopting in order to remain both competitive and effective.
Education at all levels is experiencing change on a grand scale. Emerging technologies are giving a facelift to the ways teachers approach developing their students. New studies and techniques are disrupting long-established learning best practices. Tools powered by Artificial Intelligence are generating a shift in how educational associations service their eLearning customers. Learner-centricity is more important than ever before, and creating a compelling and impactful educational experience requires a well-thought-out strategy and the right content – with respect to both substance and format.
But in the fast-paced professional world, Continuing Education, training, and employee development programs are at the mercy of dwindling hours in a day. Yet time set aside for formal training programs that occur on an annual or semi-annual basis is not enough for learners to keep pace with industry standards. So how do learners achieve their educational goals while working in an environment that is already very demanding of their time?
The answer is microlearning. And this post sets out to explain exactly what microlearning is – and why it’s becoming a powerful force in the eLearning field.
The world of continuing legal education is a complicated one. And as a CLE service provider, law firm or legal association catering to today’s professionals, it’s critical that the tools you’re leveraging to deliver and manage your continuing education programming are state-of-the-art – and built with CLE specifically in mind.
Of course, platform end users in this day and age expect a super intuitive, seamless, mobile-friendly CLE experience. They expect to operate in a Flash-free environment, taking in complex content using a simple, streamlined interface. They require technology that isn’t going to suddenly crash on them in the midst of a course, and they want immediate access to any certificate or grades they earn from a personalized portal. And what’s more, it’s important that your CLE platform reduces your organization’s administrative workload – all the while increasing revenue and helping you to retain and impress your employees, members or customers.
However, with various accrediting bodies offering credits to the end user in different ways, you also need to be equipped with an adaptable platform. Therefore, it’s critical that the CLE technology you’re using meets all possible national and state requirements without any additional applications, plug-ins or downloads. The key to doing this is to utilize a system that is driven by virtual event templates and makes use of the right CLE workflows. Here’s what we mean:
In 2018, Artificial Intelligence is all around us. Whether we realize it or not, AI has deeply influenced both our professional and personal lives. From virtual assistants to fraud detection systems, AI has and is being widely adopted across all industries.
However, when looking at AI’s influence in the world of continuing education and adult learning, it isn't as easy to spot. This is because the eLearning industry poses a unique set of challenges which has made it more difficult for institutions to adopt new technologies powered by AI.
But it’s certainly not all doom and gloom for those eLearning course providers making efforts to evolve and keep up with these changes. Here’s a look at three ways Artificial Intelligence is beginning to impact online continuing education and other adult learning programs.
The world of eLearning is a hot topic today. Whether you’re offering a continuing education program, onboarding new members of your association, or delivering corporate training to employees, modern eLearning environments are schooling traditional classroom settings in a number of ways. Take a look at these data points: 1