While the rest of the world is making plans to eat better, exercise more, and spend less, the eLearning industry is making some resolutions of its own in 2015. After a banner year in 2014 (thanks to the $91 billion in global spending) the edTech market is expect to grow at a rate of 20 percent per year through 2017, according to IBIS Capital.
With edTech at the helm of eLearning innovation, perhaps it’s not what’s being developed, but how it’s being used. The trends in 2014 told us that edTech was emerging as a key player among other applications, delivery systems, and strategies. In 2015, we’ll see that edTech reigns supreme for creating and delivering engaging, personalized content on the fly.
Our resolution for 2015: Make the most of these edTech trends.
- eCredentials for eLearning
If a learner takes a course without anyone around, does he still get credit for it? It’s old “tree falling in the woods” adage and it’s a major concern for both learners and facilitators alike. Upon completing a course, a learner should get credit for the time and effort expended; it’s a form of experience-based currency.
That’s why we love the ideas of nano-degrees: Recognition for the various training and development received as part of a comprehensive L&D strategy. Nano-degrees are already being adopted by organizations like AT&T, Google, and Autodesk as a way to help entry-level employees find a long-term place within the company. Want to move up? Take courses, learn more, and gather nano-degrees to prove tech skills, take on new projects, and gain credentials. <Read more.>