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No one could have guessed 50 years ago the direction learning would go. With the advent of the computer and online resources, the classroom looks quite different than it did even in the 1990’s. Where is learning going? What is the future of Elearning, which was nonexistent just a few years ago? It’s hard to tell, but there are some clear trends in this technology that will see us in a very different place 50 to 100 years from now.

 

Future Trends

It’s hard to say just where the future of Elearning will take us, but there can be some educated guesses. For one, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC’S) will be much more common, with millions of people worldwide taking the same class. Many of these courses are currently free, but in the next decade this could change.

MLearning (mobile learning) will be more common. From a mobile device, people will be able to take a multitude of courses on the go, no longer confined to a desk or classroom. This more informal learning style will become more popular in the coming years.

It can be deduced that technologies like Google Glass will become readily available, making the learning experience first-hand and totally immersive. If you can think it, you can create it, and the future of Elearning seems to place these virtual technologies at the helm of a new learning revolution.

Courses of the future will look more like a video game than physical reality. There will be courses that, like World of Warcraft, have challenges, interactive elements, and allow the student to develop strategies for overcoming difficulties.

Sound like science fiction? Surprisingly, all of these elements are already in motion. In a few decades, what we see as a classroom will evolve more, until the old desk and blackboard becomes a distant memory. The sky is the limit, and the future of online Elearning is fast becoming reality.