There is no question that the era we are living in is one of technology. Our lives are dominated by technology, which has made a variety of tasks easier and more accessible for us, including shopping, chatting, ordering food online, traveling, and enjoying entertainment, fitness, comfort, and education. In the past ten years, learning and development (L&D) experts have made significant progress in using technology to improve learning for corporate learners. Examples of current methods used to improve the knowledge and skills of business personnel include blended learning, microlearning, mobile learning, gamification, AR/VR (Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality), simulations, adaptive learning, and even AI (Artificial Intelligence). And all of this is made possible by technical development. Not only is technology the present, but it is also the future of education.
Currently, a small number of businesses use cloud-based authoring tools and LMSs, which offer businesses fewer installation costs, better data security, quicker deployment, more storage capacity, and easier maintenance, while also improving accessibility for learners. Cloud-based learning will soon become commonplace, enabling better student metrics aggregation, more effective data sharing, and more visual evaluation results. Any mobile device will be able to access cloud-based education.
AI-based Educators and Counselors
Robot teachers and counselors, AI characters playing teachers or counselors, or even immersive learning simulations replacing teachers and counselors will provide much of the support, even though real teachers and counselors will still be required for complex subjects and learning that requires a human touch.
Numerical Data Will Be Replaced by Visual Data
This is already beginning to occur in a number of businesses and academic institutions, and it will become customary in the near future. Contrary to text-based or numerical data, visual data allows trends and patterns to be understood openly and is simpler for average people to understand and analyze.
In the future, students will be able to preserve their learning projects, exams, and notes in their personal databases on the cloud, which will allow for the tracking of their individual progress. To give students individualized training, educators will examine these datasets.
Future immersive simulations and AR/VR will be standard in digital learning, possibly gamified. In these circumstances, heads-up displays will be particularly beneficial for students since they will be able to examine information, performance evaluation, and social data in real time.
Completely virtual worlds
Another development in AR/VR technology will enable teachers to design fully immersive virtual environments where students can acquire information and skills and put them to use without any real-world repercussions.
Lifelong learning will have to become the norm as society gets more knowledge-driven and quick through future improved technologies. As technology continues to advance and trends shift quickly (this has already started to happen), it will become increasingly important for professionals to continue their professional development. In the near future, it is expected that more than 80% of people will either perform contract jobs or freelancing jobs. It will no longer be possible to work at the same place for your entire career.