Niflink Attends eLearning Indaba 2022
Key highlights and topics from the event.
This past month, the Niflink sales team attended the eLearning Indaba 2022; an annual conference hosted by New Leaf Technologies, which offers learning and training solutions for the business sector. The hybrid event brings together HR and L&D (Learning and Development) professionals across different industries, to network and engage on pressing topics or trends taking place in the E-learning landscape.
The conference opened with a keynote address by New Leaf Technologies founders, Paul Hanly and Michael Hanly, followed by ‘Real Clients-Real Stories’ presentations by local companies (such as Wellness Warehouse, Nissan South Africa, Exxaro and the Discovery Institute of Training) who shared their experiences with e-learning in the workplace.
From workshops to ask-me-anything sessions, our sales team had the opportunity to participate in discussions around the positive learning outcomes businesses have experienced through online learning for the workplace. Microlearning was a standout theme at the event and was posed as a solution to achieving better performance results from learners.
Embracing microlearning to drive better results
Microlearning is a pedagogical method designed to deliver course content and training material in small doses, to drive comprehension and retention among students. While some institutions have credited this learning methodology as an antidote to decreasing attention spans in the digital age, others have adopted it as a practical solution to processing vast amounts of information in digestible, bit-sized intervals.
As a result, this approach has been a core component in how many education technology platforms are designed today – particularly Learning Management Systems (LMS) and Learning Experience Platforms (LXP) – and has been embraced as a best practice training method for both distance and online learning.
Education technology continues to rise
With so many industries adapting to new ways of working, especially in the wake of the Great Resignation and the ongoing pandemic, the e-learning and Edtech sectors have seen accelerated adoption rates around the world. According to Research and Markets, the global market value of the e-learning industry reached US$ 253.3 Billion in 2021. For the EdTech industry as a whole, it is projected to grow at an annual growth rate of 15.52% between 2021 and 2027.
As businesses and schools re-evaluate the future of education and work respectively, e-learning in South Africa will continue to see rapid growth, presenting new challenges and opportunities for the ICT and EdTech industries.
We offer education technology that goes the distance, with our Niflink Teach end-to-end solutions designed to connect any classroom or learning environment through our proprietary NIF data compression technology. Our inclusive, smart education platform can be customised to your needs, no matter where you are in your e-learning journey.
Learn more about Niflink Teach here.