As the popularity of corporate eLearning continues to grow, the trends and uses for it are evolving with it. The advantages of eLearning compared to onsite training is extensive, ranging from reduced training costs, rapid influx of new information, accessibility of information when employees need it, and the ability to update and change the content as appropriate. Take a look at these trends in the corporate eLearning industry that can help your company better utilize its eLearning resources to improve productivity and engagement among employees.

Online Libraries
Online libraries are essentially an archive of all the training information an employee needs, accessible to them at any time. Instead of waiting for an onsite training session to solve a challenge, employees have the information available to them at all times to solve problems and find solutions quickly and more effectively. According to eLearning Industry, Many corporations are now using microlearning online training repositories as a “moment of need” online training resource. Staff members have the power to overcome workplace challenges immediately, instead of waiting for the next training session to remedy the gap.

Gamification
It is proven that people respond and perform better to incentives. Gamification allows employees to learn valuable content without them necessarily realizing it. eLearning games don’t have to award monetary items, but employees may compete for badges or to level-up, which can be incentive enough. It is important to remember, though, that gamification should support the prime learning objectives. Ultimately, they should trigger intrinsic motivation and foster an excitement within employees to learn something new and expand their knowledge base.

Design
Responsive design is a crucial aspect to any electronic platform to attract and maintain a person’s attention. This is relative to that content being available on any device for the convenience of the user. Having a responsive design that adapts and adjusts to any resolution or device ensures every employee receives the same benefit of the online training content.

Translation from Virtual to Reality
eLearning is only effective if the user can translate the knowledge they’ve learned online to the real world. To ensure this, companies are integrating online training simulations to reenact real world scenarios that employees can participate and practice with. If a challenging situation were to occur off-screen, an employee will be able to use that training simulation knowledge and apply it to reality.There is now the ability to train a new hire in real life scenarios without the costs and risks of putting that person in the actual situation. Potentially dangerous/hazardous scenarios can be dealt with through AR or VR so employers can be exponentially more prepared if the situation were to occur on the job.

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