ELearning: A Changing Landscape

ELearning: A Changing Landscape

E-Learning industry is in the middle of a massive shake up. Disruptive technologies are replacing current products and redrawing the elearning landscape. A slew of next-generation cost-effective products have stormed the market. Simulation-based Learning, Game-based Learning, Cognitive Learning, and Mobile Learning are leading the charge.

 ”A better understanding of the human brain and how it processes information has

   led to a paradigm shift in the approach to knowledge transfer.”


We learn better in small bursts rather than in long sessions. Research in neuroscience explains why. Our short-term memory can absorb only 4 to 5 pieces of information at a time and repeated exposure is a required to push the acquired information into long- term memory for us to remember it.

In addition to deeper understanding of our physiology, rapidly developing technology is fuelling innovation of tools and platforms used for learning transfer. VR (Virtual Reality) and AR (Augmented Reality) coupled with fast growth in mobile technology has propelled major companies to shift their focus from traditional methods to simulation-based and mlearning products.Another catalyst guiding change is the growing influx of millennials into the workforce.

” According to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), by 2020, millennials are expected

  to constitute half of the global workforce (PwC, 2011).”


Training companies are pushing to align products to Gen-Y learning patterns and behaviour. Millenials have short attention spans, are prone to multi-tasking and prefer learning on the go. They find traditional classroom based packaged learning ineffective and redundant.

51% of the millennials prefer video to text and attention spans shrunk from 12 seconds to 8 seconds from 2000 to 2013.

Some of the major trends emerging in the L&D world are Micro-learning, Mobile learning, Just in time and Individualized learning. These factors have become the engines of radical transformation in the training and education sector.

Find out more about the learning and development trends and how we are helping our clients stay up to date with the rapid pace of change, visit www.sarderlearning.com or write to us at contactus@sarderlearning.com.

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