Established eLearning Trends For 2019: Are You Blazing The Tech Trail Or Lagging Behind?

| January 1, 2019

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eLearning professionals need to keep up with the current eLearning trends to ensure that online learners get the best eLearning experience. There’s also the small matter of being able to live up to the clients’ expectations by incorporating the latest learning technologies and design methodologies. The question is: Are you someone who’s always in the know about the newest LMS features, delivery methods, and support tools? Or do you always seem to be running after the bandwagon after it’s already been boarded by other eLearning pros? This checklist will tell you if you’re on the cutting edge of eLearning trends for 2019. If not, you may need to bring yourself up to speed by adding one, or all, of these tried-and-true innovations to your current eLearning strategy.

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