- A Technavio report identified mobile learning, gamification in e-learning and social media integration as the three most important trends in driving the global, cloud-based training software market between 2017 and 2021, according to a company statement.
- Technavio analysts also identified an increased demand personalized and micro learning models. The report estimates that the cloud-based training software market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 9.2%.
- Analysts cited interaction with learners, social sharing of learning concepts and a growing shift away from computer workstations and browsers as driving factors.
Technavio's findings aren't particularly surprising, given the way the methods most adults utilize to seek out knowledge and learn at work. Accessing social networks like YouTube to learn how to perform tasks and troubleshoot is just one simple example.
It is interesting to see findings that support the inclusion of gaming concepts, however. The drive to make learning more realistic and interactive has even been observed in government training programs. LMS vendors and HR departments will want to take note of these trends moving forward.