Blog - industry trends

  • July 28, 2015

    Upvoted: Why Reddit Might be the Perfect Model for /r/eLearning

    By: Andrew Fayad

    With 169 million unique visitors per month and well over 800,000 subreddits, pseudo news site and Internet hangout Reddit pulls in the numbers that most L&D only see in their dreams. Reddit also boast pageviews in the billions and over three million users, but the most astonishing data might not be who’s on Reddit, but how they’re […]

  • May 01, 2015

    L&D Influencers Weigh in on Our Industry Questions

    By: Andrew Fayad

    When taking the pulse of the L&D industry, there’s no better indicator of health that the professionals who eat, sleep, and breath training every day. That’s why we turned to the top L&D influencers on LinkedIn to answer some of our questions about the past, present, and future of all things learning. Check out their […]

  • March 03, 2015

    High School Principals: Pros & Cons to Hiring Outside of Your Industry

    By: Andrew Fayad

    It makes obvious sense to hire individuals from your own industry, especially in the world of eLearning. After all, bringing on a CLO who doesn’t understand the meaning of gamification might result in a few awkward moments. But just because an individual hasn’t worked in eLearning directly doesn’t mean organizations should overlook raw talent and creativity. Sure, […]

  • March 02, 2015

    eLearning Rx for the Healthcare Industry 

    By: Aaron Hill

    As more Baby Boomers approach retirement age, they continue to work. Most can’t afford to retire until a year after they’re dead, so they need to stay healthy. The U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) estimates that the healthcare industry will show the most growth through 2018. Houston, it appears we have a perfect […]

  • January 28, 2015

    5 Emerging EdTech Trends to Watch in 2015

    By: Andrew Fayad

    While the rest of the world is making plans to eat better, exercise more, and spend less, the eLearning industry is making some resolutions of its own in 2015. After a banner year in 2014 (thanks to the $91 billion in global spending) the edTech market is expect to grow at a rate of 20 percent per […]

  • January 08, 2015

    Fashion Tech: What Intel MICA Means for Wearable Tech in 2015

    By: Andrew Fayad

    Intel pulled out all of the stops when debuting their new smartwatch, MICA (My Intelligent Communication Accessory) , displayed like a piece of art in a glass case at IDF 2014. And in a way, MICA is a piece of art, doing away with the overtly digital design offerings available from Samsung and Motorola. Instead, […]

  • September 23, 2014

    eLearning VS e-Learning: Deciphering Industry Terminology

    By: Andrew Fayad

    In the eLearning industry, you’ll find that there are two ways to spell, type and search the term “eLearning.” And while a tiny hyphen might not make a big difference, it provides some hefty weight to the argument that eLearning has made the transition from fleeting e-trend to viable and sustainable training method. Believe it […]

  • September 09, 2014

    eLearning by the Numbers: Trends, Growth, and News for 2014

    By: Andrew Fayad

    From a fringe effort to a mainstream mechanism, the eLearning industry has managed to create a ripple effect through the corporate and education sectors alike. But without a closer look at the growth, numbers and latest eLearning news, you might miss the positive effect that eLearning has on the organizations that utilize the technology for […]

  • July 14, 2014

    The Millennial Workplace: It’s in The Cloud

    By: Andrew Fayad

    According to office design firm Teknion, office space per employee will shrink from 200 square feet to about 50 to 100 by 2015. So, what gives? While employees aren’t getting any smaller, their office footprints are shrinking thanks to an increasing shift to a more digitally-inclined workplace.

  • April 01, 2014

    Mobile Learning: Future Trends

    By: Aaron Hill

    While the industrialized world offers plenty of opportunities for mobile learning, the developing world presents additional opportunities. In the West, the on-the-go lifestyle opens the doors to more mobile learning in the future; globally, the proliferation of smartphones will pave the way for mobile learning. Here are three future trends in mLearning most likely to […]

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