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The Learning Technologies exhibition took place in Paris end of January this year. Aside from the many interesting exchanges we had and look forward to following up on, we wanted to share with you some of our key takeaways regarding the evolution of digital learning for this year.
Digital learning trends for 2024:
The ISTF presented its digital learning barometer for 2024. Here are some key points we took away:
- Towards more digitalization: While the trend towards distance learning had greatly increased since 2020, resulting in a proportional reduction in face-to-face learning, things are slightly reversing this year. However, blended learning remains at a very high level and is almost equal to face-to-face learning. Multimodal and 100% asynchronous distance learning remain the priorities for optimizing training services: 86% of respondents aim to move towards more digital content in 2024. Their main objectives being to improve the pedagogical effectiveness of training with blended learning and optimizing training time.
- Barriers to digital learning development: The unsurprising barriers to digital learning development are lack of time, skills, or resources (budget or staff).
- Most used and appreciated modalities: The most frequently used modalities are face-to-face, virtual classrooms, and scenarized e-learnings, but video learning is becoming increasingly prevalent. The most appreciated modalities by the learners are face-to-face training, e-learning, and virtual classroom, placing modalities such as microlearning or virtual reality training lower.
- Increased use of Artificial Intelligence: There is an increased usage or clear willingness to start using artificial intelligence for content creation, allowing significant time savings, without bypassing the necessity to validate the generated content by a content expert.
- Priorities for 2024: The decrease in virtual classroom usage and focus on asynchronous formats for more blended learning lead to the need to accelerate the production of asynchronous content (e-learning, videos, podcasts), as well as towards the internalization of content creation. In this perspective, the ISTF survey highlights that 2024 will be a year focused on upskilling training actors in content creation (mastery of software and production methods).
ISTF barometer 2024
A few EdTech actors in the spotlight:
- Very Up: Designs customized and engaging blended learning courses in all areas for all learners.
- Kawalearn: Dedicated to developing innovative training and transforming training services, such as audit and consultancy in digitalization strategy, pedagogical engineering, multimedia production, and training in digital learning skills.
- Fora Formation: Helps retail teams to train, with in-person and distance training, as well as via the production of customized e-learning modules and courses.
- My Serious Game: Creates customized learning paths in various formats, including serious games, blended learning, virtual and augmented reality, mobile applications, digital learning, 3D simulations, interactive videos, and adaptive learning.
Learning Management Systems Providers
- Moodle: Moodle is a learning platform designed to provide teachers, administrators, and learners with a robust, safe, and integrated system for creating personalized learning environments.
- E-tipi: Offers learning portals that provide learners with a unique learning and collaboration experience. A simple and ergonomic back office allows complete administration of training as well as scenario scripting and platform customization. E-tipi also supports the co-creation of educational content and provides an authoring tool for creating content.
Collaborative Tool Platform
- Glowbl: Offers immersive online environments specifically designed to animate your groups. It allows you to script your workshops by exploiting all dimensions: time, space, and action.
SceneHero – a quick learning simulation builder tool
We also took the opportunity to present our brand new authoring tool, SceneHero, at our Synquest stand. This tool supports you in the creation and deployment of branching scenarios and simulations for more impactful training journeys.
We were pleased to see the appetite and eagerness towards our builder tool from instructional designers, learning agencies and learning organizations convinced by the pedagogical power of scenario-based learning or simply willing to start digitalizing their learning paths easily and in an impactful way.
Exciting times ahead for digital learning – and for Synquest – this year !