Mamma Mia - Here we Compoze again - My, my, how can I resist you?
Know the tune? Of course you do! Abba was only one of the biggest bands in the 1970s, and their music continues to be popular today. Catchy hits like Dancing Queen, Waterloo, and Mamma Mia have stolen the hearts of fans for decades. Abba is unique in blending pop, rock and disco music elements to create a distinctive sound. They also incorporated theatrical elements into their live performances, such as extravagant costumes and choreographed dance routines. But how does Abba relate to the e-learning industry, I hear you ask?
If you change your mind, I’m the first in line
Honey, I’m still free
Take a chance on me
If you need me, let me know, gonna be around
If you’ve got no place to go, if you’re feeling down
Take a chance on me
The e-learning industry is constantly evolving and adapting to new trends and technologies. But the onus will always be on businesses and small companies to encourage learners to take a chance on new learning methods. Some changes in the e-learning industry currently encompass:
- The increased use of artificial intelligence to personalise learning experiences
- Greater emphasis on mobile learning to make learning more accessible
- More focus on social learning and collaboration to create a sense of community and engagement
- Greater use of virtual and augmented reality to create interactive learning experiences
- More emphasis on data analytics to track learner progress and improve the effectiveness of e-learning
Honey honey, how you thrill me, a-ha, honey honey
Honey honey, nearly kill me, a-ha, honey honey
I’d heard about you before
I wanted to know some more
Abba’s theatrical performances demonstrate the importance of inspiring creativity, and this principle can be applied to e-learning content creation. This also serves as an example as it reinforces why companies should create engaging and interactive experiences for learners. Abba’s success, which has lasted decades, can be attributed to their ability to adapt to changing music trends while still maintaining their eccentric sound. Similarly, the e-learning industry must adapt to the evolving trends in technology and learning methods to remain relevant and effective while offering a unique product. Like Abba, e-learning must balance innovation with consistency to create a memorable and engaging learning experience.
Take it now or leave it (aha)
Now is all we get (aha)
Nothing promised, no regrets (aha)
Ain't no big decision (aha)
You know what to do (aha)
La question c'est voulez-vous
Abba’s success and influence on the music industry could be seen as a challenge to the status quo at the time. Their sound and style broke away from traditional music genres and paved the way for future artists to experiment with different styles and sounds. This is also the future of the e-learning industry, and to remain relevant, companies must understand the trends that are likely to shape the future of e-learning, some of which include:
- Emphasis on gamification & game-based learning
- Greater use of data and learning analytics
- Increased focus on soft skills training, such as communication, problem-solving and teamwork, to meet the changing needs of the workforce
- Greater use of Open Educational Resources (OER) and Open Educational Practices (OEP) to increase access to education and reduce costs
- Emphasis on lifelong learning and continuous learning to help individuals adapt to changing needs of society.
Tonight the super trouper beams are gonna blind me (super trouper)
But I won’t feel blue (super trouper)
Like I always do (super trouper)
’Cause somewhere in the crowd there’s you
There is a lot of competition in the e-learning industry as more and more organisations recognise the benefits of e-learning and invest in online education. At compozer, we strive to be trendsetters, to stand out in the e-learning market, as we give you the power to create your own customised e-learning courses. We have the most extensive library of pre-built/designed (quality & unique) templates, and our growing library of ‘Interactive’ blocks are more advanced and customisable than any other authoring tool. So I say…
Thank you for the music, the songs I’m singing
Thanks for all the joy they’re bringing
Who can live without it? I ask in all honesty
What would life be?
Without a song or a dance what are we?
So I say thank you for the music
For giving it to me