In today’s rapidly evolving world, automation is everywhere changing the way industries and businesses function today. Automation has considerably led to workload optimization for employees across various industries eliminating the human inputs on a large scale.
If you work in the eLearning industry, you probably hear a lot about automation and its applications in various aspects. Automation is increasingly changing eLearning and how we create educational content for learners.
So let’s get started with some insight into how automation works and the ways it benefits the eLearning processes.
What is automation in eLearning all about?
When we think about what the word itself means- automation is a process that eliminates or minimizes human interaction. And that’s exactly what automation is used for in the eLearning sector improving the effectiveness of the courses while saving time and resources. Creating online courses can be very time consuming and often tricky at times to which eLearning helps in making your work life much easier.
If you are someone who creates online courses but isn’t involved in coding or programming, you probably think of automation as something that happens behind the scenes. Think of eLearning automation as a virtual robot that eases eLearning development. Right now, automation in eLearning is mostly a case of behind-the-scenes code produced by LMS providers and app developers. Algorithms work in the background to deliver the desired automation results.
According to a LinkedIn Workplace Learning Report, 60% of the talented developers spend more time and budget on online learning.
But what role does automation play in eLearning?
To generate eLearning courses, create assessments, and adjust the delivery of eLearning content to meet up with each learner’s needs, eLearning automation works with certain rules and instructions (algorithms).
- For instance, a particular piece of eLearning content displays when any online learner passes through the online assessment. But if they do not meet the minimum requirements, the code behind-the-scenes may generate a resource list they can use to improve upon.
So, accordingly, your online course is perfectly meeting the needs of your learners at every step. And that’s how automation is helping you to do that.
- Through eLearning automation, you can also generate an online quiz at the end of a course to allow the learners to assess their knowledge and identify any skill gaps.
- It also allows you to keep track of individual learners and monitor their progress throughout the course.
- Learning Management Systems (LMSs) are also automated so that eLearning courses are assigned automatically to the learners based on their profiles or departments.
- Some LMSs have the capability to access the eLearning content that you’ve uploaded and automatically generate assessments.
Automation is everywhere today!
Collaborative robots or ‘Cobots’ used in the automobile industry, driverless cars, and the Amazon Go store shopping experience is completely automated and does not require human intervention, are all examples of how automation can simplify life. The virtual classes for students nowadays have been the most well-cited example of eLearning automation.
Stay tuned to remain updated about the eLearning trends!