We’re nearing the end of 2017, a year that brought quite a lot of exciting and new trends in the tech industry. Some of those trends made a gigantic impact on how we perceive the e-learning world, which faces an online learning ecosystem’s shift towards flagship-level smartphone devices as the main means of accessing a particular e-learning platform.
We’re talking about a shift in focus towards those beautiful, 5-inch touchscreen devices, meaning all e-learning platforms are going for a responsive design, which has been a trend for the last 2-3 years.
Online learning is not the next big thing, it is the now big thing.Donna J. Abernathy
With that in mind, it’s pretty obvious that many companies are ready to invest more resources into e-learning management systems for their own workforce. One interesting fact about this is that we also know that approximately 65% of all US companies offer online professional development courses, which serve solely to create better trained and better-prepared employees for all types of business-related situations. In addition to that, 67% of companies offer the opportunity to learn via smartphones.
Compared to classical employee training, companies have a habit of spending many more resources, such as money, used to organize the entire training process, HR time, and employee time.
Online learning is there to solve a few problems when investing too much money and time for traditional employee learning. It helps mostly because there are online courses available to everyone on the planet at any given time, meaning those employees (and every other human being) can learn new things whenever they wish to do so. Every employee also gets access to the same learning materials. Whether these are online degrees in California or a short course, e-learning helps employees improve their work skills. Lastly and logically, all employees can learn at their own pace, which is very important when speaking about its flexibility. By implementing e-learning processes, any company can save a ton of money because e-learning is quite affordable these days. Courses come as low as $10!
In 2018, all big companies should consider reworking on their educational approach and using these e-learning trends to their full extent. Doing so is proven to lead to (overall) better employees and lower hiring costs.
With the growth of the Internet community, access to knowledge has become available to everyone on the planet. Something people learn in high school or at an international college may already be completely changed from the core. This raises a question: How can we overcome this irrelevancy of information?
Overcoming this is very easy and straightforward: never stop learning. A mindset eager to pick up new skills at all times is all people need to work on their personal growth and development truly. E-learning platforms pick up the pace for helping the broader community learn new things, and Zeqr, the knowledge-sharing platform, follows that trend. That’s why we have prepared this wonderful infographic about the latest trends regarding e-learning.