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Seven Education Trends in 2017

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Personalization of training, storytelling, competent combination of offline and online learning are the main, but not the only formats that are developing now and will develop even more in 2017.

Already for a long time, the excuse "there is no way to learn something new" has sunk into oblivion. Modern training options are so convenient that it is possible to learn programming, foreign language, marketing, neuro-management, and other things simply online. The same goes for business education:, no one is forcing you to sit at the desk for four years. If you want good knowledge and flexible schedule, then follow the trends!

Trend 1: Learning Personalization

Those who attend a foreign language course noticed this trend a couple of years ago. The structured schedule "Tuesday-Thursday 19.00" is no longer fashionable. Now every student can choose the right time for classes and learn not at the expense of work.

Another example is online education. You can revise the lecture, even in the gym on the treadmill, even in a traffic jam in the car.

It has already been proved that the listener better absorbs information adapted to his/her needs. The individual approach is just so good because the teacher is addressing to each student separately. What is more, each student can ask a question to the speaker in an online format.

Trend 2: Storytelling as a Method of Teaching

We all like it when it is easy talked about complicated things. How to do it? With the help of an actual example and fascinating story. In the new year, education will go even more into simplification of the material with the help of the people’s stories and examples from films or books. However, not all stories are storytelling.

First of all, the stories told must overlap with life experience. Secondly, every story should have a logical end, which will push listeners to the conclusion. Furthermore, it is also important to lay out it qualitatively, for example, in the form of presentation or video. The stories are good in the education because they motivate and induce to action.

Trend 3: Learning Through the Challenges

It is one thing when you learn something at a leisurely pace, "for yourself," the other thing is when you challenge yourself, espousing completely to the educational process, carry out assignments, compete with other participants in the meeting, support each other, and see progress. That is cool.

Trend 4: Learning in an Informal Setting

People simply get bored of school desks, board, and classes, even super modernized ones. Therefore, now lectures are held in the co-working places on seat-bags, in free spaces with a cup of coffee, or in a cafe with a glass of wine. The goal is to create the most comfortable conditions for education.

Trend 5: Corporate Online Training

This is beneficial for companies, since there is no need to send employees to study in another city or to release them from work for the period of professional development. Moreover, this format of training allows employees to receive only the necessary knowledge, skipping the information that is already known. That is, time is less spent, money too, and the result is higher.

Trend 6: Learning via Mobile Phone

Hand with Mobile Phone

Until recently, with the help of mobile applications, it was possible to learn easily, for example, French vocabulary and work over grammar a little bit. In the next year, mobile training will reach a new level, there will be even more applications for training with enhanced functionality. One will be able to pass an online test to assess knowledge, listen to audio lectures, and watch short training videos or presentations wherever you like.

Trend 7: Inverted Learning

Inverted learning combines the benefits of traditional education at school desks and online education with gadgets. The only difference is that students look at video lectures at home, and in classroom they do a homework. Why is this approach more effective than traditional? First of all, the reason is that practical tasks are made together with the lecturer and his/her tips; and you can watch the lectures at an any convenient for you time. In this case, the teacher will see how much time you spent on viewing the lecture, how long you delayed on this or that slide. When you perform a practical task, you work in a group, interacting and exchanging with useful information.

Choose a convenient format of education and invest in your development!

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