As we learn more about the human brain and how it works, we have discovered that human beings have a variety of ways in which they learn and retain knowledge. Knowing how one learns best can help educators to design educational programs and courses tailored to an individual’s learning style, which in turn can increase the likelihood that that learner will retain the information that they are taught and improve their skills.
The coronavirus pandemic has increased the desire amongst the public to have accessible forms of distance learning. The development of online educational platforms has helped to bridge the gap left when physical educational institutions were forced to close their doors in order to slow down the spread of the highly contagious virus.
Taking an online course can be a great way to improve your skills or learn something entirely new from the convenience of your home. With so many online learning programs to choose from, you are bound to find the perfect program just for you.
The 2020 coronavirus pandemic has increased the need for virtual alternatives to in person. As a result of the pandemic, it is likely that many jobs will become permanently remote. Because of this, many workplaces are revamping their training programs to suite a mostly remote workforce. As of 2021 around 98% of all companies now have some form of remote training available for employees. With the need for Learning Management Software (LWS), there are some interesting trends emerging in the field of e-learning.
Machine Learning has been around for decades and is already used in a variety of applications such as spam filters, speech recognition and self-driving cars. It is defined as a subset of artificial intelligence (AI) that specifically deals with algorithms that can learn by themselves. It is estimated that today, 80% of all organizations use Machine Learning in some capacity even if that is not directly evident to the end user.
E-learning involves the use of electronic or digital mediums for educational and/or training purposes.
E-learning refers to any type of learning or training conducted through an electronic medium such as a computer or phone. Before the advent to the internet and the computer, there were rudimentary forms of distance learning that were popular amongst educations during the 19th century.
The coronavirus pandemic has no doubt change our society a great deal. For students and educators, the pandemic has meant turning to digital platforms to facilitate learning and training. It is likely that E-Learning and EdTech will continue to evolve as our need for the technology to facilitate traditional learning. The pandemic has changed the field of education in general and e-learning and EdTech in specific. We will likely see more hybridized classrooms in the future and an increased demand for reliable internet to support digital services, particularly when it comes to education.
[Interview @ Innolab Bilbao] ICARUS, a startup with origins in Greece and present in different countries in Europe and America, has developed an Open Source E-Learning Platform based on AI with the objective of empowering and individualizing learning through the use of technology.
E-learning involves the use of electronic or digital mediums for educational and/or training purposes. According to a December 2020 Global Newswire report, “the global E-learning Market was estimated at USD 144 Billion in 2019”. It is also expected to be worth 375 Billion USD, growing at a rate of 8% CAGR from 2020 to 2026. E-learning platforms are also expected to continue to utilize cloud capabilities in order to benefit providers and end users. As Internet access has increased worldwide so has the demand for digital services such as e-learning platforms.
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