Using social media as an eLearning tool

As per the Global Web Index in association with WeAreSocial Singapore, the internet has 3.17 billion users with 2.3 billion active social media users as of July 2015. Approximately 1 million new active mobile social users are added every day, or 12 new users per second. These statistics show how extraordinarily important social media has become among all age groups. Social media is no longer just a way to connect and stay in touch with friends and family. With a large section of the world’s workforce hooked on social media, why not use it for eLearning? After all, learning should be in the medium of the learner’s choice.

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Gamification in eLearning

While playing a game, eating chocolate, or exercising, your body releases endogenous morphine, commonly known as endorphins. Endorphins are neurotransmitters, or chemicals that pass along signals from one neuron to the next. If these endorphins are released when someone is engaged in a learning activity, the learner will not only have more fun, but they actually retain more information This is key to maximizing the potential of endorphins in eLearning through gamification.

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The marriage of eLearning and manufacturing

The manufacturing industry is undergoing change, which brings both opportunities and challenges. With this, the way factories are planned, constructed, and operated will also change. They will need to be more flexible and adaptable to technology, achieve better integration between buildings and processes, and be more resilient to economic and environmental shifts.

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6 key eLearning trends for 2016

ELearning, with its plethora of benefits, has brought new dimensions to education and learning. It is estimated that by 2016, the eLearning market will reach $51.5 billion, according to a report published by Docebo.

With this growth comes the need to stay up to date, and to keep your eLearning courses relevant and engaging for modern learners. As the audience changes, so must the course design. This means that people will need to be trained continuously and efficiently in order for organizations to avoid the dangers of being out-thought and outmaneuvered by competitors.

Here are the top 6 trends to be acquainted with, which will have an impact on eLearning industry in 2016.

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