eLearning Trends to Watch for in 2022

Our prediction: 2022 is going to be the year of better learning experiences.

With modern learning technology and changing attitudes around remote work, more and more organizations are discovering new ways to provide learning and development to their employees.

This year, it’s all about increasing engagement and knowledge retention.

Top 3 Learning Trends of 2022


Always ask: can we measure the impact? Training just for the sake of training won’t improve your company’s bottom line or keep workers safe. You need to know if knowledge is being retained and behavior is being changed.

With a distributed workforce the new standard, learning teams must rely on learning analytics to make decisions. Organizations are now leveraging learning experience platforms (LXP) or learning management systems (LMS) to get real-time data on the learner behaviors, preferences, and needs they can use to tailor better learning experiences and improve worker skills. 


Various studies have shown that close to 60 percent of all learning will be gamified in 2022.

Games are a great medium for training because they provide a safe place for learners to try, to fail, and to try again until they succeed. And mixing up different types of games can be your secret to success. Games can be beneficial in solo play, head-to-head, and team play. “If you can find a combination of these three, that’s the silver bullet,” says Stephen Baer, Chief Creative Officer of The Game Agency.

Going back to our earlier statement about measuring impact, games provide you with tons of learner data to analyze. You can:

  • Measure knowledge retentions, skills development, and application
  • Track decision processing, individual choices, tendencies, risk tolerance, etc.
  • Track accuracy, effectiveness, and efficiency of performance
  • Observe performance (and coach) across multiple modalities

Download our Free Infographic: 10 eLearning Game Tips for Instructional Designers for tips on adding game elements, or sign up for a free trial of The Training Arcade®, our easy-to-use game builder.

Virtual Training

Virtual training is predicted to continue to grow and become a mainstay of L&D programs.

Organizations across the world are getting better results with immersive learning. Workers who can solve problems, develop technical abilities, and repeat effective behaviors in a virtual environment can quickly transfer their skills to the real world once it’s showtime. It’s also excellent for preventing costly mistakes in real-life training, and keeping employees safe while they work on their skills.

VR training offers these benefits:

  • Achieves higher retention rates & increases engagement
  • Combines sight, sound, and movement
  • Develops conditioned responses & muscle memory
  • Triggers an emotional response

With the increasingly affordable virtual reality technology and other modern learning tools, it’s becoming easier than ever to create learning experiences that rock. 

Contact eLearning Brothers to find out how we can help you harness 2022's eLearning trends for your learning programs.