LMS trends that are here to stay

The industry is abuzz with the resounding cacophony of emerging new trends. But, not every trend is worth trying. You can opt for the ones that the industry experts swear by or follow your instinct to choose the trends that you want to incorporate. 

A few trends making the right noise with promising future are-

  • Adaptive learning

Adaptive learning as a trend means adapting to the needs of the learner and using the LMS platform. Artificial intelligence leveraged by a majority of LMS adapts to the needs and requirements of the learner. These systems can provide immediate assistance and the resources required to learners individually. It can be in the form of an app or a program or even learning flow. A diversity of students can be trained through adaptive learning. 

  • Learning experience platforms

Learning experience programs or LXPs present learning in the form of interactive experience. The major difference between LMS LXP is that the former decides the structure before the learning starts but in the case of later the learning path is decided by the learner themselves.

  • Micro-learning

Micro-learning has been a rage for quite some time now, but its popularity does not seem to be dying, and for a good reason. Micro-learning focuses on the creation and sharing of bite sized data which is easier for the learners to learn and recall when they need that very snippet of knowledge. Thanks to mobile learning, this trend has just started catching speed. 

  • Big-data mining

Learning management systems produce massive amounts of data, which when analyzed properly results in better decisions and in turn better return on investment. This requires vision oriented leaders to make use of this data and turn it into profitable KPIs. This trend has generated more profit from already available resources, thus there is more and more  chance of having practical insights about the course, learners, their learning curve and so much more if mined properly.

  • Mixed reality

Mixed Reality (MR) is the amalgamation of Virtual Reality(VR) with Augmented Reality(AR) to provide the learners with required learning experiences because practical learning is easier to retain than the theoretical one. Thus, better knowledge retention has this trend gaining newer heights everyday.

  • Collaborative learning

Only individual learning is not enough. Social learning or collaborative learning is more meaningful and allows discussion of ideas which results in better learning as well as retention. It also results in better peer relationships in the industry as well as organization. 

  • Gamification

Gamification means to turn course learning into the format of game divided into multiple levels and, for crossing over every level, recognition in the form of badges and pins is provided to the winner. This fuels the competitive spirit of the learners to perform better and better. It means more motivation and in turn more engagement in the learning material. 

  • Mobile learning

Mobile learning means the availability of learning material to the learners whenever they wish to learn and across multiple platforms such as smartphones, tablets, laptops and others. As soon as the device comes within the range of the internet the required information is updated across all platforms. 

  • Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence means the use of system intelligence to have a continuous tutor who can answer your doubts at any time. It has been especially beneficial for people with learning deficiencies and even disabilities. AI can be used to predict patterns and gain profitable insights into the learning material, learner’s requirements and needs from the course to do better. 


Most of the modern ed-tech tools such as Docebo LMS are dependent on the trends incorporated in its latest version to facilitate better learning. In addition, Docebo pricing is such that adopting an LMS does not seem too heavy on the pockets for most educators, thus making it possible to improve the overall learning experience.