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  • Isabelle Ulbrich


In our fast-paced world, continuous education plays an increasingly important role. Lifelong learning is not just a trend, but a necessity to remain competitive. Companies have a special responsibility in this regard by providing their employees with the necessary resources. E-LEARNING FOR BUSINESSES has established itself as an effective solution for the future in this context. Through modern learning management software (LMS), digital learning is becoming more popular and accessible.

In our new article, we therefore enlighten you about the past of e-learning as well as its future, so that you can fully exploit the potential of your employees.


To understand the future of e-learning, the past should first be examined more closely. The beginnings of e-learning can be traced back many decades, long before the term "e-learning" was even coined. For example, the first distance learning courses were organised by post. But with the introduction of the Internet and the subsequent wave of digitisation, completely new dimensions were opened for learning. Information became accessible not only locally, but globally. Companies quickly recognised the potential that DIGITAL EMPLOYEE TRAINING offered, and it became increasingly apparent that e-learning represented the future of learning. However, the transition was not without hurdles. Many companies were stuck with traditional training methods, often delivered in a face-to-face format. These training sessions were not only costly, but also logistically challenging. The coordination effort to gather several employees from different departments or even countries in one place was enormous.


E-learning has undergone an unprecedented transformation in recent years, paving its way for the future. Thanks to modern LMSs, online learning is no longer a simple transfer of face-to-face content to the internet, but a dynamic, interactive, and user-centred experience. These e-learning platforms of the future are flexible and can adapt to different learning styles and needs, providing learners with a tailored and rewarding experience.

The ease of use of modern systems makes it easier to access content without the need for prior technical knowledge. This also encourages those who have shied away from digital learning methods to be more open to e-learning in the future.

The e-learning future opens completely new ways for companies. Already today, many different offers and tools can be found that facilitate the learning process for employees:

  • Mobile Learning: Learning is no longer tied to a fixed location or a specific device. Whether smartphone, tablet, or laptop - learning content is available everywhere and at any time.

  • Gamification: Playful elements such as points, badges and leaderboards increase learner engagement and motivation.

  • Individualisierte Lernpfade: Individualised learning paths: Every learner is unique. Modern software makes it possible to tailor content and resources to the individual needs and progress of employees, which helps to INCREASE THE LEARNING SUCCESS.


Some trends in the future of e-learning can already be foreseen, which we have summarised for you below:

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are revolutionising e-learning and are already an essential part of its future. By analysing data and learning behaviour, these technologies can make predictions about employees' needs and preferences. This allows learning content and paths to be dynamically adapted to the individual learner. For example, AI systems can detect when a learner is having difficulty with a particular topic and automatically provide supplementary resources or exercises. The result is a customised learning path that optimises the learning process and increases efficiency.

Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR): VR and AR offer an immersive learning experience that will significantly shape the e-learning of the future. By immersing learners in a virtual or augmented reality, they can experience complex concepts and processes first-hand. This can be particularly useful in fields such as medicine, engineering, or architecture, where visualisation and interaction with 3D models can deepen understanding. Such experiences are not only impressive, but also promote motivation and EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT.

Microlearning: In our fast-paced world, it can be difficult to concentrate on one thing for a long time, which should be reflected by the e-learning of the future. This is where microlearning comes in. Instead of long lessons, information is presented in short, concise units, often lasting no more than 5-10 minutes. This allows learners to consume knowledge in "chunks" whenever it suits them. Research has shown that this method is not only efficient but also effective, as the brain is better able to process and retain short amounts of information.

Social Learning: Humans are social beings and learning is no exception. Social learning refers to learning through observation, interaction and collaboration with others. In an e-learning context, this means using forums, discussion groups, peer reviews and collaborative projects. When learners have the opportunity to share their ideas and insights with others, it leads to deeper understanding and better application of what they have learned. It also strengthens the sense of community and can foster a culture of shared learning and growth in organisations. Thus, it also becomes clear why e-learning must never neglect social interactions in the future.


To make the most of e-learning in the future, companies should choose the right LMS. This way, e-learning is easily integrated into the existing corporate culture and employees quickly benefit from high-quality content. But how do I find the "right" system for my company?

We at SWISSTEACH are at your disposal for individual advice on the subject of e-learning and LMS. With our decades of experience and our experts, we are available to answer all your questions:

  • Do I even need an LMS?

  • What do the specifications for an LMS look like?

  • What is important for my company?

  • Where are the possible pitfalls you can fall into with this topic?

  • Etc.

We can very well imagine what is on your mind. We will be happy to find suitable answers to all these questions together with you! And of course, with SWISSTEACH you not only have a partner for advice, but also an excellent LMS GLOBAL TEACH® at your side. This is wonderfully suitable for e-learning beginners and can also be specifically adapted to individual wishes and needs. GLOBAL TEACH® is wonderfully suited for e-learning newcomers and can also be specifically adapted to individual wishes and needs. Whether you operate in a medium-sized company or manage a company with hundreds of employees, e-learning from GLOBAL TEACH® ensures the future and progress of your company. To stay constantly up to date, our E-LEARNING AGENCY is always on the lookout for the trends of the future. In this way, GLOBAL TEACH® is permanently further developed and adapted to the changing conditions of the market.

If you have any further questions about the future of e-learning, please feel free to contact us for our CONSULTATION at any time. We look forward to hearing from you!


E-learning will play a decisive role in your company's success in the future. Companies that act now position themselves optimally for the future. With SWISSTEACH, as an experienced LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM PROVIDER, you will not go this way alone, but will be permanently supported by the expertise of our experts.

Ring in the e-learning future together with us now!

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