This article highlights five trends set to influence learning and education in 2024. These trends include AI's growth in eLearning to make learning more personalized and engaging. Microlearning, with its focus on short and interactive modules, will likely gain popularity. We are also highlighting performance support, which provides immediate assistance in the workflow, as crucial. The trends of personalizing and adding interactivity to learning experiences, along with integrating AI into content creation workflows, stand out as significant for the upcoming year. Read on to learn more about our predictions...
As we approach the exciting prospects of 2024, it’s the perfect time to reflect on the extraordinary year behind us and anticipate the even greater possibilities that lie ahead.
At Artha, we have been reflecting on the trends that will shape the coming year. Here are the 5 trends for 2024 we predict will influence Learning, Development and Education this year.
1. AI-Enhanced eLearning
We’ve all seen the explosive growth of generative AI tools this year, and in 2024, we can expect even more updates on this. AI is set to lead the transformation of eLearning into a dynamic and adaptive experience, making learning more personalized, interactive, and engaging. We are expecting to see more amazing AI-enhanced assessments, realistic AI-driven scenarios with personalized feedback and scaled coaching with AI-supported activities next year. We’re seeing firsthand the interest in AI-supported learning growing as companies figure out the legal and ethical framework around AI. At Artha, we are pioneering new AI-enhanced interactivities in the industry. You can view examples showcasing how we’ve successfully created AI-powered interactive eLearning here: AI Powered Interactions – AI for L&D (aiforlnd.com)
Microlearning has been on a steady upward trend for a few years now. This will be truer than before in 2024. Learners will demand short and relevant answers to the performance issue at hand. Learning designers will do well to build short, interactive modules that are easy to digest and lead to improved retention and knowledge transfer. This trend recognizes the value of delivering targeted, impactful information in concise and accessible formats, with mobile-first learning playing a significant role in the year to come.
3. Performance Support
While formal training has its own place in the learning ecosystem, learning in the flow of work will continue to grow in importance. Learners used to immediate answers, ChatGPT style, will expect immediate support in the process of working. This could be supported by classic job aids such as a PDF or a video, as well as more innovative solutions such as an AI chatbot.
4. Personalization and Interactivity
In 2024, personalized learning will take center stage by tailoring educational experiences to individual learning preferences and skill levels. Leveraging data and analytics will play a crucial role in enabling organizations to create adaptive learning paths. Customizable course content and interactive learning experiences will not only make the process enjoyable but will also promote active participation and critical thinking. It will be interesting to see how AI plays a crucial role in evaluating feedback, analyzing data, and identifying areas for improvement in an effort to empower L&D professionals to craft more personalized training initiatives.
5. AI in the Workflow
Beyond benefiting learners, AI is stepping into the workflow, aiding designers, developers, and facilitators. AI-generated tools assist in creating standardized materials, allowing L&D professionals to focus on higher-level tasks, create more engaging experiences and provide more personalized, immersive, and innovative learning journeys. Learning professionals adept at using AI to support their workflow will have a unique advantage over those who don’t.
As we look forward to 2024, the future of eLearning is incredibly promising. These trends represent opportunities for L&D professionals to enhance their practice. There is no doubt that AI will play a significant role in the coming months, as it is already doing. However, we must not overlook the importance of the human perspective and empathy in the eLearning process. These aspects provide eLearning with a unique touch that only human creativity can provide, and they will always remain relevant and irreplaceable.
For now, let’s open our minds and set our gears towards the new year. Embrace the changes, stay agile, and continue to lead the way in shaping the future of eLearning.
At Artha, we look forward to accompanying you on the way. Cheers to a year of amazing learning experiences!
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