Education/Training

The Top 5 Education/Training Trends of 2024

We consider competitors in this industry to be for-profit entities that prepare students for employment in specific trades or technical occupations, though they may also teach “soft” skills as well. Many award certificates or other proof of accomplishment to successful graduates. Below we list in order of increasing importance this year’s five Education/Training trends having the greatest impact on the industry and its customers.

5. Gamification

Integrating game-like elements (e.g., points, leaderboards, badges, prizes, etc.) into training content to increase engagement, improve retention and ultimately, enhance test performance.
  • Axonify: Uses gamification to deliver personalized training that boosts employee performance.
  • LevelEleven: Incorporates gamification that enhances sales performance and employee commitment.

4. Microlearning

Delivering content in small, easily digestible chunks. Slicing up content this way makes it fit busy schedules better as well as physically fit smartphone screens. Finally, microlearning improves accessibility and retention by addressing one concept at a time.
  • Grovo: Microlearning solutions designed to help employees learn essential skills in minutes.
  • TalentCards: Delivers training in small, focused bursts via mobile devices.

3. Personalized Learning Paths

Training programs tailored to individual learners' needs, preferences, and performance to increase learning efficiency. It does so by increasing learner engagement, recognizing individual learning styles and targeting knowledge gaps.
  • Docebo: Uses AI to create personalized learning paths.
  • Cornerstone OnDemand: Assesses individual knowledge needs and career goals to design personalized learning content.

2. Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) Training

Uses VR and AR technologies to create immersive, interactive training experiences that simulate real-world scenarios. Provides experiential learning environments.
  • Strivr: Uses VR to create immersive simulations of circumstances employees are likely to encounter.
  • Mursion: VR-based training solutions for soft skills and leadership development.

1. AI-Powered Learning Platforms

Leverages artificial intelligence to deliver adaptive learning experiences, automate administrative tasks, and provide insights into learner performance. We consider this trend to be the Training/Certification industry’s most important due to AI’s ability both to customize training content to individual needs and to streamline program administration.
  • Valamis: Uses AI to create adaptive learning experiences and track learner progress.
  • Skillsoft: Personalizes learning paths and delivers content tailored to individual needs via AI.
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