The second of our 2020 trends is Augmented Reality.
Whilst augmented reality has been around for a few years, we are hitting a time now where most smartphones released in the last couple of years have processors powerful enough to run most AR applications.
It also has an advantage over VR (virtual reality) as we don't need any additional device or housing and more vitality it doesn't remove us from our environment.
For learning applications, AR can be used to enhance our environment or enhance more traditional learning methods like textbooks.
Have you experimented with AR in your learning? ...
Adaptive Learning is a buzz word that has been gathering steam in e-learning and distance learning circles over the past few years and is still on the up, which is why we have included it in our 2020 trends.
What exactly is adaptive learning? The easiest way to describe it is to think of a face-to-face interaction between a student and a teacher. The teacher will look for visual and audio cues and adapt their explanation to best suit the student. This will change for each student. Adaptive learning is hard to achieve during traditional learning, especially in a traditional lecture scenario.
It is increasingly being used in distance and e-learning and is now being used by LMS (learning management systems) to adapt the content of a course to suit the learner. This can be done by presenting initial surveys and questionnaires to adapt the learning path or increasing using AI to constantly analyse date from the learner's activity to adapt the course material and learning path.
As AI gets better adaptive learning will improve with the goal to deliver truly personalised learning.
At our conference in Berlin, we will be holding a workshop on adaptive learning so you can find out more about how to use it in your courses. ...