The elearning industry is expected to expand furthermore in 2013 and by 2015 the industry would be worth $107 bn, as predicted by many educational researchers and analysts. It is highly hoped that the industry will open up to a wider section of learners and the signs are growing prominent with days passing. Game-based learning is already in and the analysts around the world are expecting it to reshape the digital learning sphere in 2013. More changes are underway and EDegree USA is quite hopeful about emergence of some new directions and further developments. Here below is a snippet of what we think about the 2013 online learning trends.
Videos will be used in larger scales
Videos have already entered the mainstream as because it facilitates the mentors in audio-visual demonstration of study concepts. Mentors can just stop and play the videos and give their own inputs and global elearning trends suggest that online learners have started loving this new way of grinding away their course content and other associated matters. YouTube, DailyMotion and Vimeo are being used increasingly inside online classes.
Tin Can API is getting popular
Tin Can API is getting popular and online colleges are making use of the software application intelligently. The learners can now take part in group studies and software keeps a good track of their learning experiences. The best part of the API is it takes e-learning outside the browser which means more mobility and more convenience on the learners’ part. The API is also proven a safe and secure software application. 2013 can be a year of Tin can, you bet it.
EBook readers are here to rule
‘Physical text book publishers have long abstained from acknowledging eBooks as viable alternatives. But now they are gradually accepting the new trend in e-learning, wide and independent usage of eBooks and eBook readers. Gadgets and applications such as Apple iBooks, Amazon Kindled and Google Books are getting increasingly popular and it is expected that the eBook readers will soon replace their good old predecessors. The publishers are joining the league, better late than never.
Capture the lecture tools
Well, you might have heard of some of them such as Desire2Learn, Cisco Lecture Vision, Edutech Lecture Capture System, Penopto. But did you know that there is a surge of competitor enterprises that are coming up with far better and more improvised lecture capturing software tools and applications and other elearning tools? If not, just watch out. The elearning market is ready to home some other fantastic products in this category.
So it comes like this. Online learning world is going to get smarter this year. If you have not put your first foot in the world of elearning just because you thought elearning does not work, above predictions are just some mindchangers . More updates comin soon. Stay tuned!