Open-source platforms, which have a freely available codebase, allow organizations and people who would otherwise be limited by cost to swiftly set up an online learning platform to serve their learners despite disruptions to traditional models.
FREMONT, CA: Most enterprises and institutions throughout the world have been pushed to use some small initiative as a result of the COVID-19 epidemic in order to keep learners engaged and corporate operations moving forward while ensuring their safety and wellness. To summarize, eLearning has enabled individuals worldwide to broaden their collective knowledge and contribute in novel ways to keep the world running.
Many learning managers are proactively implementing Universal Design of Learning (UDL) principles to better understand what it means to have accessible content and to provide more accommodations in their courses. Offering multiple assignment submission options, providing a diverse array of content delivery options, including microlearning, gamification, VR, and more, and utilizing helpful accessibility software within their learning ecosystem are some of the strategies that teams are employing to increase the accessibility of their eLearning courses.
During the pandemic, open-source technologies have also grown in popularity. Open-source platforms, which have a freely available codebase, allow organizations and people who would otherwise be limited by cost to swiftly set up an online learning platform to serve their learners despite disruptions to traditional models. Open-source platforms also enable rapid, community-based development that adapts to changing circumstances.
Interconnected Learning Ecosystem
In order to capture the whole learning experience, which occurs both inside and outside of the LMS, the Learning Management System (LMS) now needs to interact with other critical systems. The LMS must integrate and connect with different tools and technologies available on the market to establish a multi-faceted and integrated learning ecosystem. These additional elements of the eLearning ecosystem can benefit learners, teachers, and administrators by providing extra tools and enhancing the success of eLearning efforts.
Creativity with Content Types
Many businesses and institutions used video conferencing software and other technologies to provide materials as soon as their course materials were moved online. This allowed them to keep their learning programs as close to in-person courses as feasible. Instructors have been more versatile with how the material is presented to learners now that they have more experience designing online courses. Microlearning, gamification, mobile alternatives, and other methods of keeping students engaged have become more popular, as well as flexible teaching in the form of hybrid learning and flipped classes.