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Saturday, May 30, 2015

Top e-learning trends impacting education

"eLearning is learning and teaching that is facilitated by or supported through information and communication technology. While the term covers a variety of activities, it focuses on how to use technology to promote effective learning." according to Catherine Knowles.

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Today, elearning trends are shaping schools and the way people learn. More prominent trends include mobile learning, Tin Can API, edugaming, and augmented reality.

The Ambient Insight Premium Report looked at the worldwide mobile learning market and highlighted the fact that successful e-learning strategies include mobile or increased mobile integration.

According to the report, the mlearning market will have an annual growth (CAGR) of 18.2% with global revenues hitting around $12 billion by 2017.

For a significant amount of time, SCROM was the e-learning standard for packaging e-learning content for a learning management system (LMS).

However, a new format called Tin Can API adds new functionality and is on the rise - it could soon be the new standard for learning record stores (LRS).

Tin Can API, also known as Experience API or xAPI, enables tracking of learning plans, goals, real world performance, games and simulations, and is more mobile friendly.

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Source: Educators NZ


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