7 Focus Points For eLearning Professionals In 2020

The new decade is just around the corner, and the countdown for new eLearning trends coming into the picture has already started.

  • A report from Research and Markets suggests that the global eLearning industry is expected to grow from $176.12 billion in 2017 to reach $398.15 billion by 2026 with a CAGR of 9.5%.
  • In 2017, approximately 77% of American companies used online learning [1].
  • According to a survey conducted by Towards Maturity in the year 2011, 72% of the 600 companies that were surveyed said that learning technology such as mobile learning, eLearning, etc. helped their business adapt more quickly to the change—an increase of 11% in last year [2].
  • In 2016, the self-paced eLearning product market amounted to 46.67 billion U.S. dollars and is projected to decrease to 33.5 billion U.S. dollars in 2021.
  • A report from Edgepoint Learning shows that 39% of millennials want to see more virtual education in the workforce by 2025 [3].

It’s evident from this growing number that one needs to know the industry trends to stay ahead of the competitors and enhance their existing offerings. So let’s have a look at these major game-changing drifts:

1. LXPs Will Play A Crucial Role

The next-level Learning Management Systems (i.e, Learning Experience Platforms) have already created a hype in terms of offering a customized, social, online learning experience for users. These AI-powered learning mediums are expected to be adopted in an extensive manner especially by large enterprises. World-renowned industry analyst Josh Bersin researched more than 20 different vendors and concluded that the LXP market has passed the $350 million mark.

2. Learner Analysis And Reporting Will Be A Popular Functionality

Student behavior is an important facet when it comes to eLearning. It’s important for companies to find out which courses are popular, what is the completion rate, who are proactive learners, where the learners are facing troubles, etc. Learner analytics finds out the answers to these questions and improves training. LMS platforms embedded with Experience API (xAPI), which registers learner activity and stores the data, will be on high demand from the start of next year.

3. User-Generated Content Will Be Prevalent

As per a report from Towards Maturity, the year 2017 witnessed a 38% rise in User-Generated Content [4]. With this huge leap, it’s evident that companies are inclining toward a more democratic approach to learning and knowledge sharing. In addition to this, the same report states that usage of bespoke content from external suppliers has decreased from 64% in 2014 to 52% in 2017 [4]. This fact clearly indicates that businesses will prefer User-Generated Content to be shared in eLearning solutions rather than sourcing them from elsewhere.

4. Video Content Will Thrive

Videos have become the most popular element on the internet today. Data from Insivia suggests that the video content uploaded in an average month is higher than the number of videos created by all 3 major US TV networks combined in 30 years [6]. Hence, we’re predicting that this integrative and engaging content format will be a fundamental part of workplace learning in 2020. Be it live streaming, video assignments, expert tips or practice demos, videos will be able to create an immersive simulating learning experience.

5. AR, VR, And MR Will Be Adopted

Visual learning has become common today. Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and mixed reality are slowly paving their way into eLearning platforms. Several Fortune 500 companies, such as Boeing, UPS, and Walmart, have already introduced VR into worker education programs on a massive scale [7]. Although embedding these modes of technology is quite expensive, they produce enhanced learning experience and performance support.

6. Work-Life Skills Will Be The Highlight

Companies like Towards Maturity, Deloitte, and LinkedIn Learning are focusing on concepts such as problem-solving, communication skills, collaboration, and leadership management for digital learning. These are commonly referred to as work-life skills that empower people to succeed across different roles and adapt to changes. These work-life skills will continue to be a highlight for the coming year in the eLearning world, especially by companies who wish to retain staff and ensure future success.

7. Effective Mobile Learning Will Be Encouraged

Data shows that 600 million people worldwide subscribe to mobile learning applications. The market for mobile learning products and services is projected to grow by $70 billion by the year 2020. These figures clearly showcase why the eLearning industry prefers mobile learning which assures on-demand and enormous potential. Moreover, it’s very easy to create a piece of content that functions across all smart devices automatically.

To sum these trends up, in the coming year, eLearning is expected to become sophisticated and effective. Be it workforce training or online learning for students, traditional means of classroom teaching will slowly fade away. It’s important to become proactive and learn about these changes in order to be well-positioned in this cut-throat competitive market. However, it will be interesting to witness these new industry developments at the dawn of 2020.

Enterprises are experiencing a wave of digital transformation at present times. Only the ones who can utilize current trends of technology to operate better can advance further in this cut-throat market. With newer technology coming into the picture, hiring people who are acquainted with these can be both daunting and expensive. Instead, it’s a wise idea to train existing employees so that they can perform better in the roles which require these kinds of technology.

Factually, it’s common for companies to struggle with factors such as –

  1. Expenditure
  2. Difficulty in assessment
  3. Traditional mindset
  4. Training teams which are in different geographical locations

But with blended learning, organizations can offer a flexible combination of online training, live instruction, and practical projects which are interwoven with other elements to augment the training. So let’s have a look at why this approach can fit your needs of upskilling employees for the evolving digital economy.

  1. Reduced cost & improved ROI: Fewer instructors and no classrooms are required for this approach which makes it affordable for companies who wish to upskill their employees. It also enhances ROI as it reduces costs for training material development, instructor fees, and travel expenses. 
  2. Easy assessments: Blended learning techniques inculcate a lot of small assessment modules including quizzes, tests, and real-time projects. This makes it an easy option to understand the retention level of the trainees. Any kind of doubts can be addressed then and there to improve performance.
  3. Systematic & easy learning: Blended learning approach incorporates eLearning which makes these pieces of training systematic & easy. A combination of multimedia and instructional design delivers a rich and repeatable learning experience that might not be possible in normal classroom sessions. Also, engagement levels are higher for this kind of training as they involve elements like presentation, multimedia, classroom workshops, gamification, etc. 
  4. Accessible to all: The combination of online & classroom learning is easily accessible to teams based in different corners of the globe. Instructors can offer online references to employees to get them acquainted with the particular topic. Additionally, employees can study the training materials on the go-to supplement classroom training. Collaborative skills among learners also improve via blended learning as they can communicate with each other via online forums and communities. 

To sum it up, to hit the bull’s eye of improving overall company performance, the focus should be on its people whose efforts make or break the organization. Training & development are fundamental requirements of every company, hence offering these in a better and tech-savvy method will add value to its assets. The blended learning approach has the potential to optimize employee training which the traditional learning method never could.

To learn more, please write to corpmarketing@impelsys.com or visit www.impelsys.com

Digital learning has become a powerful tool for institutions and organizations to deliver learning in the modern tech infused environment. This form of learning provides efficient learning at reduced cost with other advantages like, remote access, personalized learning, interactivity and scalability. Digital learning is best leveraged with the use of learning management system or lms, a software to deploy, manage and track online learning. Organizations that impart any form of learning or training can reap long term gains by investing in an lms that best suits their requirement. The difficult question is which one is the best lms.

The answer can’t be one or two or even top five, because learning requirements are unique for organizations and each lms has different but not all the features, and the best lms for you might not be the right pick for someone else. Simply put: one size doesn’t fit all. Currently there are about a thousand different learning management systems available from providers across the world. The search for the right lms needs a good amount of research but it doesn’t have to be an exasperating project. The search can be narrowed down with a step-by-step analysis.

Introspection

‘Do I really need an lms? or do I need to upgrade from the existing one?’ is the question we ask foremost, the answer requires a little introspection. Organizations can leverage lms if they want to

  • offer online learning
  • want to track the current learning outcomes and drawbacks
  • want all the learning resources in one place
  • streamline the administration
  • and reduce learning and training costs

The next question is to know what will be the goal with the new lms and what the target audience is.

Online learning goals are defined by what you do and why you need an lms. You could be an academic institution trying to supplement the formal learning with virtual classrooms and reach out to a larger student base; a mid level business who needs a platform to train employees, educate vendors/ clients on products and services; or an mnc who wants to adopt a global streamlined learning and content management for various stakeholders. Your goals should be specific and measurable.

Features Checklist

  • Most of the learning management systems available today offer all of the basic features and many of the features are similar in functionality but carry different and lavish names. Creating a checklist of features which are necessary to achieve the learning goals is the fundamental part.
  • An intuitive and easy to use user interface with responsive web design is a mandate for a modern lms, If your lms doesn’t provide a convenient user experience, no matter how robust it is, it will be a cause of annoyance for end users and admins.
  • Mobility is another mandate for any online learning program as over half of the learning is consumed on mobile devices. Your new lms should provide a device agnostic and responsive content support, and should be complemented by mobile apps.
  • Young learners are active on social platforms, plugins for social media sharing and social forums for discussion is a valuable add on. Learners want to share ideas and get feedback from peers, collaborative learning is also known to alleviate the drab of exhaustive learning.
  • Assessments are an integral part of any learning programme, they help in measuring learners’ comprehension and implement relevant strategies to enhance it. An lms should have tools to take assessments in various ways, depending on your needs. It could be written tests, multiple objective questions, online simulations or scenarios.
  • Feedbacks are an important way to get opinions and views on the approval of courses, teaching methodology and the platform.
  • An advanced lms also has certification tool, wherein upon successful completion of courses certificates are generated within the system.
  • One important lms features for learning providers is the kind of administration it provides, administration control can be managed by one admin (for smaller organizations) or by various stakeholders in case of large institutions. The layers of access control should provide degrees of access, eg, general view, reports access, courseware management etc.
  • Customizable and scalable lms may come at a higher cost but the investment is worthwhile for organizations with growing members and who want to add or remove features to their lms as they start to see value in the product.
  • An lms for advanced learning can inculcate varying degree of interactivity, training on design courses need a lot of interactive elements while delivering history lectures may not.
  • ‘Differentiated Instruction’ is an education philosophy for effective teaching, commonly known as personalized learning, it allows learners within a group to have unique learning path carved out depending on their current awareness on the subject. Artificial intelligence enabled personalized learning is a feature in advanced learning platforms.

Explore the Market

The number and type of features can be exhausting, the key is to identify key features that could add to the learning goals. Every stakeholder’s views should be considered and weighed. Your lms should be cost efficient, not only today, but also 5 years later, and should be scalable to growing demands and changing requirements. As we define the learning goals and shortlist the important features the next step is exploring the market.

Start with basic research on the web, take time, consult with friends and colleagues, and create a preliminary shortlist. Browse through the prospective vendors’ websites, look for the features and alot them some scores. The next step is to know more about the shortlisted vendors, know it from people you know, people who might have used their products, and check for their product documentation, blogs, case studies, user ratings and testimonials. You will have a groundwork to start talking to the shortlisted vendors.

The sales teams are usually enthusiastic about their products, the point is to not to get swayed by the vibrant pitch, instead enquire about the required features, know about after support and more. Ask for a demo and use the tool for a few days, ask volunteering students to use it, let the stakeholders use it, and test for all the features. Upload great amount of content and see how the system functions, create demo tests and download reports, pay attention to all the features in the user interface, and check for other minor features.

After the demo the list of prospective suppliers should narrow down to about five, the next step is meeting the vendors (if possible), if it’s an international vendor they should have a local representative. Onsite demonstrations are an essential part before buying a product, the vendors show all the features and how the learners and the admins use it.

Make the Right Choice

When it comes to lms pricing the variation is wide and there’s a possibility that more than one lms fit all your criteria. Take all the stakeholders view again, ask your colleagues, and the existing users of the product, take time and come to the right decision after rounds of discussion.

Finding your best lms software that rightly fits into your vision is a learning in itself, there might be times when you need niche requirements, however it’s imperative to examine and test the products before you sign the deal. Online learning comes with huge benefits when rightly implemented. Looking at the future, the technology seems imperative in education and training, as we are witnessing the industry embracing technology at a steady pace. If you are not already in the league start your research and find out how online learning could be of your advantage.

It’s very much known that on Jan 1, 2020 Adobe Flash will become obsolete and all the browsers will stop supporting content created using Flash. As about half the elearning content today is consumed on mobile devices and major portion of learning budget is targeted for mobile learning, HTML5 is the obvious choice for development of elearning courses as it supports all desktop platforms and mobile devices, allowing fully leveraged mobility, and ease of access.

In our previous post, we talked about why HTML5 is the obvious choice for modern day elearning content. Here, we will talk about migration/conversion of Flash content to HTML5, scope of enhancing the courses, and making them more effective for modern elearning using various rapid authoring tools.

Here are the steps to convert Flash Content to HTML5

Flash to HTML5 - The Impact on eLearning and Online Courses - Part 2

Approaches to Convert Flash Content to HTML5

There are various approaches we can take to convert Flash content to HTML5. Depending on the requirement, one of the approaches is followed.

If the elearning course does not have a lot of media elements we republish the source files using updated authoring tools that give a HTML5 compatible output, which means the courses are platform and device independent.

There might be a situation where we don’t have the source files of the Flash courses anymore, in this case we record the Flash courses in the form of a .mp4 video, import them into one of the rapid authoring tools and publish them as HTML5 courses.

Conversion of Flash content to HTML5 gives us an opportunity to enhance the legacy courses. Flash courses have been used for years and they have been based on learning strategies of many years back. Maybe it’s time not just to convert the Flash courses to HTML5 but also to overhaul your learning strategy. Maybe it’s time to add interactive elements, an effective instructional design strategy, social learning aspects, and micro learning to your learning strategy. This is the right time to recreate that powerful learning content which is equipped with all enhancements and is at par with modern learning techniques. If this is the case you can revamp the courses or recreate them from scratch using the latest authoring tools.

This is the right time to recreate a powerful learning content equipped with all the enhancements that are at par with modern learning techniques. You can revamp the courses or recreate them from scratch with a revised instructional design strategy, and media elements using the latest authoring tools

It’s a good practice to evaluate the worthiness of the entire exercise before embarking on the conversion process.  Maybe it’s wiser to build HTML courses from scratch and retire the existing Flash based courses, or save a portion, and enhance the rest with interactivity. Complexity level rises with the level of enhancement and it needs a careful analysis of factors like, the size of the curriculum, volume of media, animations in the course, the objective of the course, and more.

Depending on the current state of the elearning content and the learning strategy of the organization we decide what level of enhancement elements to be used for the new HTML courses. Organizations that have an inhouse expertise pass it on to the responsible teams for the migration or conversion. What should organizations without in-house skills do? Whom do they consult? 

If the volume of content is huge it’s worthwhile to outsource the conversion project to an experienced vendor with a track record in elearning and content technology. Impelsys has been in the edtech industry for over a decade now and we have expertise in Flash to HTML5 conversion of elearning courses. If you want to know more about our services, contact us at corpmarketing@impelsys.com

Adobe announced its decision not to support, update, and distribute Flash Player from 2020. Flash will be phased out by 2020, organizations across the elearning industry are gearing up for d-day when Flash published content will be blocked on all browsers and HTML5 will be the new standard on the web. Read further to understand the impact on elearning through this 2 part series of articles. Here’s the link to the second part.

The reasons for this decision include:

  • Incompatibility of Flash with mobile devices – does not allow resizing to fit a mobile or tablet screen
  • Poor security of the information sent or received
  • Heavy usage of the device’s power and performance

All the browsers will stop supporting Flash content by 2020 and there would be a need to look out for alternative technologies to develop courses. As organizations are constantly looking at the concept of anytime, anywhere learning on any device, HTML is the popular alternative, it provides functionalities that are more stable and scalable compared to Flash content.

As the entire web is now moving from Flash content to HTML5, which is more supportive of the modern devices and platforms, and an open system, what happens to all the content built on Flash? What happens to the courses published as Flash output? 

There’s no reason to panic. There are various solutions you can avail to convert your Flash content as well as Flash published courses to HTML5.

Before that let’s delve on how HTML5 is a more optimal solution than Flash for modern elearning

  1. Security: HTML5 is more secure than Flash, HTML5 is not a plugin like Flash, and security updates are agile and done on the browser itself, all of this makes HTML5 more secure and apt for modern elearning.
  2. Compatibility: HTML5 is an open web markup language recognized by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and incorporated in all modern-day browsers. Courses built on HTML5 will render smoothly on all current browsers.
  3. Multi Device Access: Learners these days own multiple devices and they want to access content on all of them, without hassle. Flash content is created to work on PCs, HTML5 content works seamlessly across platforms and devices.
  4. Hardware Efficiency: As compared to Flash content, platforms and devices consume less than half the battery power and chip capacity when rendering HTML content. This is what we need as we use elearning in greater volume and use our devices for a wide range of applications.
  5. Added Advantages: HTML5 allows creation of mobile based quick bites of lessons. It supports interactivity and gamified learning to a higher degree.

By 2020, Flash will be obsolete, which mandates elearning providers to transition to HTML5 and convert their existing content to the open system from Flash. Like we said, there’s nothing to panic as it’s not a Herculean task, but the sooner we get onto it the better and easier it will be.

Keep watching this space for more details on the process and methodologies followed during the migration and conversion of your content from Flash to HTML5.

Write back to us for queries and feedback @ corpmarketing@impelsys.com

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Impelsys Inc., a leading technology company providing digital products and services to publishers, education providers and enterprises worldwide has entered into a business partnership with Alizz Islamic Bank, one of Oman’s first full-fledged Islamic banks. Under the partnership, Impelsys will design and create digital learning courseware in multiple banking modules, to be used for corporate learning at the bank.

Alizz Islamic Bank is one of the first full-fledged Islamic banks in Oman. The bank offers its customers an enriching banking experience designed for today’s modern world, the Bank has focused its investments on human capital and world class technology to ensure the delivery of exceptional, responsive customer service. Alizz Islamic Bank operates 10 branches across the Sultanate and continues to reinforce its position as Oman’s most dynamic and innovative Islamic banking institution by developing a plethora of Sharia-compliant banking products and services that meet all the financial needs of both corporate and retail customers. As part of its key strategy to create future leaders, Alizz Islamic Bank develops various Islamic banking and business programmes targeting employees who demonstrate a high level of commitment to self-development.

Alizz Islamic Bank is an organization that leverages digital technology to provide cutting edge services that enhance the customer experience. The new venture with Impelsys comes as part of its effort to modernize employee learning and training. By leveraging Impelsys’ technology Alizz will provide state-of-the-art digital curriculum to its employees. Impelsys with its EdTech expertise spanning over a decade, will support this initiative by developing new SCORM courses in four different banking modules, viz, Fraud Prevention Management, Operational Risk Management, Business Continuity Management, and Information Security. The interactive courses customized for web and mobile use will inculcate a scientific way of learning, enabling adaptive learning and deep comprehension. These digital courses and e-study resources will be delivered on PCs, tablets and smartphones, with ease of use and allowing users any time, any place access.

Speaking on the occasion, Moosa Al Jadidi, Chief Operating Officer, Alizz Islamic Bank said, “Alizz Islamic Bank aspires to become the most successful bank in the Islamic world that provides Shari’a compliant services to its client base. Customers are at the heart of everything that we do at Alizz and we are committed to continuous professional development and training of our employees to be able to deliver total customer delight. This programme demonstrates our keen efforts to develop the capabilities of our employees and ensure that they possess robust Islamic banking skills required to ensure customer satisfaction, transparent transaction process and delivery of premium services. We believe this partnership with Impelsys will help us acquire best-in-class interactive digital courseware for employee training bolstering our effort towards customer satisfaction.”

“This is one of the series of new partnerships we’ve been forging within the Gulf region and we are excited and looking forward to working with Alizz Islamic Bank”, said Sameer Shariff, Founder & CEO, Impelsys Inc., he also added, “The partnership will also help us make inroads into instructional designing and course development for professional training and education in the financial sector, adding on to our experience and core competency in scientific, technical and medical disciplines.”

About Alizz Islamic Bank SAOG

Alizz Islamic Bank is one of the first specialised Islamic banks in The Sultanate of Oman. With an aim to offer customers an enriching banking experience designed for today’s modern world, the bank has focused its investments on human capital and cross-cutting technology to ensure the delivery of exceptional and responsive customer service. Our transparent Sharia-compliant processes and innovative products and solutions cater to the diverse needs of both corporate and retail customers.

Website: www.alizzislamic.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/alizzislamicbank

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 About Impelsys

Impelsys Inc. is a leading provider of technology solutions and services for education providers, publishers and enterprises – managing content and learning delivery on their flagship platform – iPublishCentral Suite, the World’s Most Comprehensive Read-to-Learn Solution. Impelsys provides courseware development and content engineering services across digital product development lifecycle, helping clients build new digital products ranging from eBooks to simulations to online courseware.

To learn more, please write to corpmarketing@impelsys.com or visit www.impelsys.com.

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Impelsys Inc., a market leader in digital publishing and EdTech (Educational Technology) solutions today announced a business partnership with Phoenix Financial Training Ltd., a leading Dubai based learning provider offering specialized qualification courses for finance and accounting professionals in the region. The partnership will see Phoenix leverage Impelsys’ course development practice and learning delivery infrastructure to design and deliver specialized digital courses that would enable aspiring students of finance and accounting to tackle ACCA, CIMA, CFA, and CMA certification exams.

Phoenix Financial Training is a DIFC (Dubai International Financial Centre) licensed training company offering a combination of best-in-class exam based training for UK and US professional accounting and finance qualifications whilst also catering to the customized needs of corporate clients through bespoke financial courses aimed at building financial capability within organizations.

Phoenix, in their endeavor to offer guaranteed success in professional financial certification courses to diligent students, will use state-of-the-art technology to deliver a classroom experience to the online environment. Impelsys, with its EdTech expertise spanning over a decade, will support this initiative by developing new SCORM courses and distributing the courses through their flagship content and learning delivery infrastructure, iPC Scholar.

“With iPC Scholar and Impelsys’ digital courseware development practice we can now extend our reach across the globe” says James Winder, Project and New Markets Manager at Phoenix FT. “After establishing ourselves as a Platinum standard training provider in the Gulf region including our involvement in training initiatives for leading corporates, governmental and semi-governmental organizations, we now aspire to spread our wings to other parts of the world. We believe this association with Impelsys will help us maintain our high standards of delivering professional education as we expand cross the globe.”

David Thomasson, Founder and Managing Director of PFT –  ‘The digital space for online delivery of financial education is a crowded and competitive market place. Given this, at Phoenix, we have strived to develop highly innovative and sophisticated approaches to content that leverage our best in class teaching methodology. We are experts in classroom delivery and in choosing our IT partner it was necessary to find a company that shares our goals, values and ambition. We have found that partner in Impelsys and it is a privilege to work with them on this ground-breaking project

Sameer Shariff, Founder and CEO of Impelsys said, “We are excited about the partnership and eager to work with Phoenix. It gives us great joy to know that our technology is, in some way, responsible for making quality education accessible for the masses and we are truly excited to support phoenix in their effort to expand their global presence”.   

About Impelsys

Impelsys is a leading provider of technology solutions and services for education providers, publishers and enterprises – managing content and learning delivery on their flagship platform – iPublishCentral Suite, the World’s Most Comprehensive Read-to-Learn Solution. Impelsys also provides courseware development and content engineering services across digital product development lifecycle, helping clients build new digital products ranging from ebooks to simulations to online courseware.

To learn more about Impelsys please write to corpmarketing@impelsys.com or visit www.impelsys.com.

About Phoenix Financial Training

Phoenix Financial Training was established in Dubai in 2006 by David Thomasson and Victoria Hartley. The  majority of their current students are from the UAE and India but they also operate across the wider MENASA region. Phoenix Financial Training is a DIFC licensed institute providing approved courses in ACCA, CIMA, CFA, and CMA.

digital courses

Digital Courseware is the electronic learning content used in online learning or elearning, as a learning tool it’s a reality of the modern education system. Built as a software, digital courseware works standalone or is delivered via learning management system or lms. The technology product is slated to change how education is provided in future.

Education providers worldwide are embracing online learning to supplement formal educational programmes, universities, enterprises and professional associations have acknowledged the multifold benefits of technology in education. This makes digital courseware an important aspect of learning. The many reasons of the success of the product include the amount of interactivity and immersion it allows to its learners, ubiquitous accessibility, personalization, and new learning strategies for an impact which is far more penetrating than the conventional methods.

Learning Strategies That Create Deep Impact

The impact of tech in learning is manifested via lms and digital courseware. Educators can adopt various learning methods like blended learning, instructor-led online courses and flipped classrooms. Digital courses allow educators to implement scientific methods of teaching through interactivity, guided assessments, simulations, collaboration, analytics and effective feedbacks.

Accessibility and User Experience

Accessibility is one of the specialties of elearning, students can have access to wide range of learning materials at their own convenience. For a seamless accessibility experience mobility is a mandate, a mobile responsive device agnostic user interface with content curated for mobile learning is part of a successful elearning strategy. Digital courseware can have their mobile versions in form of mobile apps, a quick and effective way of delivering information on-the-go.

Analytics, Assessments and Adaptive Learning

An age old grievance of traditional education system is the assessment system not being precisely able to gauge the academic competence of students. The new edtech learners are evaluated not only through assessments but their activities can also be monitored for various aspects. Besides, analytics also help in determining which aspect of the digital courseware is driving more engagement and which needs a makeover. Adaptive learning helps in meeting the precise learning requirements of an individual. The learning path is charted based on the learner’s proficiency in the area of study.

Collaboration

Collaboration is key to effective learning. Digital courseware allow private and public spaces for learners, access to social media via plug ins helps learners discuss topics and share ideas. Learners are motivated when they are able to collaborate and contribute to the resources. SCORM compliant learning modules can be shared between various software applications used within the organization which allows free flow of data and resources within the learning environment.

Educators face this challenge of managing the budgets, staying in the competition and providing best learning experiences to the students. Education technology or edtech is not a complete solution to these questions, but it’s a critical part of the long term strategy that helps institutions meet the expectations from a modern education provider. With all its properties and resourcefulness digital courseware is going to be the mainstay of education in future.

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