Top 5 E-Learning Technologies For 2013
E-Learning is continually evolving, thanks to the incredible achievements in technology. These developments have expanded the possibilities of taking e-learning to great heights more than ever. These advancements have the potential to play a pivotal role, but also drastically transform the learning domain.
Application Programming Interfaces (API)
Application Programming Interfaces or APIs is one of the most promising technological possibilities that hold a great promise for education and learning. The disappointing thing is that these opportunities available are not being exploited enough by the market yet.
An API is basically a web-based application’s interface that allows other applications to interact with it to provide improved or added functionality to their users. APIs are useful for extending the data or functionalities of one application and create other applications or mashups.
HTML5 is a new version of the Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML) from the Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group (WHATWG) and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). It is an evolving programming language that could lead the future of mobile web. Its potential is so huge that it is fast becoming the standard for e-learning delivery.
Videos are one of the better mediums for effective learning since they offer improved engagement. They are going to evolve from the simple formats available today to more complex and interactive ones that make learning still more engaging. User generated videos are already going viral and that clearly indicates the potential of using videos in innovative ways for learning and education.
Mobile Learning offers the flexibility to learn across using a wide range of portable devices. As per most of the market research reports, mobile learning is poised to grow at an incredible. This is another disruptive technology that is all set to re-shape the learning and education landscape.
Cloud Computing is a technology that has started revolutionizing the way we deliver learning. More and more universities and organisations are gearing up to move on to embrace this innovative technological opportunity that promises many fascinating features and benefits over the traditional brick-and-mortar model that they had been following.