The Biggest Online Learning Trends Of The Year

The Biggest Online Learning Trends Of The Year

Added by Katie Lepi on 2013-08-03

We’re more than halfway through the year now, and we all know that everyone makes predictions about what will happen each year in the realms of technology, education, and education technology. And since many of you are on summer break, relaxing and recharging before having to go back and think too much about any of the aforementioned topics, we thought it would be a good time to reflect a bit on what the trends have been so far this year. The handy infographic below takes a look at some of 2013′s biggest “e-learning”, which really just means how education and technology are intersecting these days. Keep reading to learn more.

2013 Education Technology Trends

  • There has been a shift from desktop towards mobile technology, and sales are slated to keep moving more towards mobile devices.
  • Gamification is huge: The market is predicted to go from $2.0bn in 2012 to $7.4bn in 2015.
  • Passive technology use in the classroom (like using a powerpoint) is being forgone for more interactive technology usage.
  • MOOCs: The jury is still out on whether 2013 will be the year of bubble or bust for MOOCs.
  • HTML5 and Tin Can API are gaining more popularity.
  • Responsive web design is taking over (to enable usability across a range of devices).
  • The average age of online learners is increasing (27 in 2002 to 34 in 2013).
  • There is a huge increase in the global online learning market: They’re forecasting a compounded annual growth rate of 7.9% from 2012-16.



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