4 LMS Trends to Impact the eLearning Industry in 2020

Aug 14
2020
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2020 is a year for changes for everyone, especially in the eLearning industry. With more companies looking for ways to expand their workforce’s ability to work from home, and customer bases to learn from anywhere, learning management systems (LMS) are changing to adapt. Across the industry, new ways of applying old and new technology are becoming widespread and creating effective methods of promoting learning. If your company is looking for a way to adapt and expand its eLearning platforms, here are the LMS trends that are changing eLearning in 2020.

Rapid Expansion

One of the most important trends to be aware of is the rapid expansion of the eLearning industry. Because offices are closing and schools are sending kids home, there are far more people trying to use online learning resources. The massive increase in the number of possible customers is leading to rapid expansion in the industry. Not only are established companies offering more services and growing, but also new players are entering and establishing themselves quickly. For your company, this means that there is a lot of competition and a lot of options to choose from. 

Data Analytics

With more users of company products and features, LMS systems that can capture data for data analytics are becoming more important. Having detailed data on how people use resources and systems makes it possible to refine those systems and develop new products and services that conform to what users need. In many ways, those data analytics systems can be integrated into existing systems in an unobtrusive way. This way, they do not interfere with the way people use products and services, but you can identify how they use them and other valuable pieces of information.

Technology Enhancements

To give themselves a competitive edge and to improve the way that learners use educational products and services, many eLearning companies are adopting new technologies. VR (virtual reality) and AR (augmented reality) are two of the leading technologies that companies are trying to adopt. If successful, the learning gains for customers will be substantial. It becomes possible to train people while they actively work on something in a realistic setting. This type of hands-on experiential learning is among the most effective ways of helping people learn thoroughly and quickly. 

Changes in Content and Learning Styles

Perhaps one of the most important changes is how content is being designed and delivered. The way content is being designed is slowly changing to provide different types of content for different learning styles. This makes it easier for people with specific learning styles to find content that is easy to use. As a result, a larger number of people are able to learn through eLearning platforms as effectively as if they were in school.

The amount of content is also rapidly increasing to fit the preferences of new eLearning users. Because of the increase in users, there is a desire for more content in a wider variety of subjects. This is where many of the eLearning companies are making the biggest changes with the biggest impact on users. 

Partner with KitelyTechThere is plenty of space in the eLearning industry for startups and established companies to expand. To do this, your company needs to take advantage of the current trends to capture the growing market. KitelyTech can help by creating new resources and infrastructure for your company’s eLearning platform. If you want to expand your eLearning options, contact KitelyTech at (312) 254-8248 to discuss your options. We can help you set up or expand your eLearning platform and set your company up for greater success in training and services.

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