Technology has changed the world of education, and talk about e-Learning is nothing new. But if you think that the PowerPoint slides and video to PC are all that e-Learning has to offer, you are mistaken.
The sector is updating very quickly thanks to new digital technologies, or concepts that use the digital witnessed the birth and offered the best of themselves.
We want to offer you a rundown of the 10 digital technologies that are changing the way people learn and do training.
It is probably the tool that has changed the formation, because you can show a presentation remotely, with audio or video comments, your questions submitted by viewers and their tests and quizzes.
The spread of broadband, the emergence of more and more economic instruments and simple to deploy and use, even in “as a service” and the availability of reports on participation are keeping up the interest in the webinar.
Farewell lecture notes, slide, and also goodbye to Pdf. With the ever growing use of tablet, eBook reader and smart phones, the most practical format to distribute materials is the e-Book, independent of screen size and with the ability to include interactive elements.
The use of the e-Book can be utilized even in times and places where the PC can not be used, for example when traveling by public transport. This makes it possible to use the time that would otherwise be unused.
Sharing and collaboration are able to enhance the online learning paths within the company. In addition to the possible internal social corporate networks, the company “generalists are also exploited” to make way, voice and instruments to corporate practices communities: groups of people who share languages and practices, which build new solutions and new knowledge.
Whether it’s electronic or traditional games, the mechanisms that regulate the levels of difficulty to be overcome. The beauty is that they also work to activities that are different from the game itself, and education is no exception.
The use of gamification mechanisms is leading to excellent results in the field of education, where the user is asked to participate in person in a company competition, in which he targets and rewards to gain.
Simulators and Virtual reality tools allow you to learn complex content and requiring the integration of theory and practice. Viewers like Oculus Rift Facebook, Samsung GearVR or simple Google Cardboard, which allows you to mount a smartphone of cardboard glasses to create a virtual reality device at near zero cost gaining ground, and waiting innovative content to take off.
Open Badges is a Mozilla project that assigns “digital medals” that certify the formation of a person on a certain topic. Being an open and interoperable standard, you can collect these certifications in different areas and show them on blogs, websites and their social profiles.
Virtual library and MOOC
The videos online courses are many, and they are well attended. Especially the younger ones, prefer to learn from a tutorial on YouTube that reading material. But they work, even for university courses.
In 2011, Stanford University provided a video post-graduate course in artificial intelligence to 160,000 users from 190 countries. There is talk in these cases MOOC, Massive Open Online Courses.
The story has always been an important vehicle to communicate and learn. The possibilities offered by the digital assemble text, images, animations, and video provides a new language to tell stories involving foster learning.
The use of smartphones and tablet allows you to enjoy more educational content, anywhere, with a smaller gap between working time and training time and provide continuity of experience.
Their ubiquity allows you to get to personnel who are otherwise “unreachable” with the traditional methods, such as sales networks, managers always traveling, active on the territory technical and operational staff.
Intranet and Web TV
Meeting point and communications hub, training, and employment, the corporate Intranet is a valuable means of collaboration between people and can able to help improve the productivity.
Standardization of formats and cost reduction of the equipment are also becoming increasingly popular Web TV business as a tool to convey training with the help of videos and cartoons.