5 Global eLearning Trends To Look Out For In 2022 

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When the pandemic hit, traditional means of learning became impractical. eLearning went from budding to booming stage in a short span of two years. Such tremendous growth also brought changes and new trends to the eLearning sector.

Learning has always been targeted to key demographics, but with data incorporated into mundane life, personalisation and individualistic learning journey have become the norm. In this article, I’ll be discussing the trends that are expected to dominate the eLearning industry.

eLearning trends in 2022

In an ever-growing industry such as eLearning, adapting to the latest technology and teaching pedagogy is crucial.

Gong Cha, one of the revered tea brands in the world, witnessed a fantastic reception to their eLearning app that launched in June, 2020. Jieun Lee, Education Service Team Member at Gong Cha, shares how incorporating an eLearning App amidst a pandemic reduced costs, improved training quality, eased progress tracking and providing feedback:

[eLearning app] includes training videos on operations, customer service, hygiene management, and the latest drink recipes. The app also provides marketing materials, license management tools, and communications channels that connect our headquarters in Korea to our franchisees. It’s a comprehensive tool that addresses the needs of our employees at the franchise level, from owner-operators down to frontline workers.

We’ve compiled a list of all the significant advancements expected to redefine learning. Integrating these trends to your existing learning management system will boost your eLearning rankings globally!

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence has grown significantly in the past couple of years - from automated customer service to machine translations. In the past four years, the usage of AI in the training and development industry alone has increased by a whopping 47.5 percentage! Research suggests that using AI to predict learning journeys and the challenges that the user faces will put machine learning in a unique position.

Algorithms can predict the varied needs of diverse learners, and with globalisation and remote working, this step will help organisations structure their eLearning courses accordingly. By offering personalized experiences and recommendations based on the learners' feedback, the algorithm will be well-suited to identifying necessary skills and bridging the talent gap.

Immersive Learning

In today's age, while organisations have taken great stride in designing courses to pique learners' interest, the challenge comes in keeping it. Reducing attention span is a real issue. Immersive learning is the solution to increase learner engagement. By completely immersing in a simulated environment, learners are highly incentivised to experiment and learn in a safe environment and translate the knowledge in the real world.

Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR) and Mixed Reality (MR) all come under Extended Reality (XR).

Mobile & Micro Learning

In today's hyper-connected age, learners want their learning easily accessible and available at the end of their fingertips. Consumers use their phones for 4-6 hours per day for almost everything. Hungry? Food delivery. Pay bills? Open the relevant app. Watch movies? Hello, Netflix and Amazon! So it is no surprise that platforms, such as LinkedIn Learning, offering mobile learning have become a preference.

Another interesting aspect of implementing a mobile-first strategy is microlearning. When content is strategically broken down to bite-sized information and connected in a journey format, learners tend to retain information better. Watching a YouTube video to see how to put together your IKEA bed frame is also categorised as microlearning. The shorter duration and easy access make learning enjoyable as well as convenient!

Adaptive Learning & Big Data Analysis

Adaptive learning is the perfect amalgamation of extensive data analysis and learners' knowledge. Through a series of questions, adaptive learning offers questions and answers tailored to the learner. This form of learning offers consumers to choose their pace and path of learning.

Furthermore, data analysis and management offers the organisation to determine skill gaps and employ data trends to create effectual plans that change as the market demand changes.

Social Learning

Human beings are social creatures. Even though remote working is preferred over the traditional office-work culture now, the impact of social learning will never cease to exist. The majority of the knowledge we possess comes from observations, interactions and experiences.

An increasing number of organisations use tools such as Slack, Notion, Canva, Monday.com & Nectar to facilitate easy collaboration and teamwork. These innovative platforms aid users in working on projects with team members in remote corners of the world.

Gamification is a subset of social learning and is expected to be one of the dominating trends in 2022. With interactive elements and creative representation, learners' showcased higher engagement. Gamification boosts the company's productivity as well. Delivering dry subjects through gamification makes it easier for learners to understand and retain information. This fun experience also keeps learners motivated with key aspects like badges, competitions and leader board.

Collaborate with the right Language Service Provider (LSP):

Incorporating these trends is no easy task. However, including all these trends to your global eLearning localisation processes is definitely a herculean task. Collaborating with the right Language Service Provider who understands the cultural and regional nuances, your requirements and completes localising your eLearning courses perfectly is crucial – which is Translate By Humans’ area of expertise.  

Quality translations at a cost-effective price:

With 15 years of experience in the translation and localisation industry, our industry-specific linguists, certified translators and localisation experts ensure that your eLearning localisation is seamless. We want to make the world talk, and we respect the nuances that come with it - which is why we never skimp on quality. We deliver high-quality eLearning localisation at a fraction of the cost. Compared to other Language Service Providers, our pricing is approximately 10% lower.

Turn Around Time matters:

When considering eLearning localisation on a large scale, organisations must consider the Turn Around Time (TAT). Our dedicated project managers work with you to ensure that your turnaround time is quick and hassle-free.

Proficient in eLearning authoring tools:

eLearning authoring tools create the base of every course, and our execution in working with them makes it easy for our clients who like to have localized versions of the course, such as text, subtitles, and voiceover implemented correctly. We have extensive experience in tools such as Articulate Storyline, Articulate Rise, Lectora, Elucidat, Trivantis, Adapt Learning, etc.

Proficient in other LMS:

eLearning localisation is one of our primary service industries. Our skilled team has copious experience working with a wide variety of learning management systems such as SAP Litmos, TalentLMS, iSpring, Camtasia, Coassemble, Moodle, Totara LMS, etc.

Industry knowledge:

Our native linguists are chosen because of their extensive experience in a particular industry. The terminology in sectors such as Medical, Legal, Engineering, Renewable & Non-renewable Energy, Banking & Finance is essential, and only a person well-versed in the industry can translate it appropriately.

For seamless, quick and efficient eLearning localisation, get in touch with us to receive a free, personalised, no-obligation price quote!

We can offer free samples for quality checks depending on the project size. If you still want to talk to us, head onto the Translate By Humans website and chat with us.


By incorporating Artificial Intelligence, Immersive Learning, Mobile & Micro-Learning, Adaptive Learning & Big Data Analysis and Social Learning into your eLearning localisation strategies, organisations will be primed to capitalise on the opportunity and increase their global footprint. Comment below and let us know if implementing these trends helped you scale up your eLearning goals!

Aiswarya Menon

Aiswarya Menon

Aiswarya Menon is a Content Writer at Translate By Humans. Driven by a passion to make an impact through her words, she takes pride in coming up with creative ideas to engage the reader. When she is not reading, writing or ideating, Aiswarya enjoys going on long drives or to the beach, watching old sitcoms all over again, and fantasizing about her next solo trip.
Aiswarya Menon

Aiswarya Menon

Aiswarya Menon is a Content Writer at Translate By Humans. Driven by a passion to make an impact through her words, she takes pride in coming up with creative ideas to engage the reader. When she is not reading, writing or ideating, Aiswarya enjoys going on long drives or to the beach, watching old sitcoms all over again, and fantasizing about her next solo trip.

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