In recent years there have been changes in the approach to learning concepts, in particular about self-learning. Thus we find out about Collaborative learning, Informal learning or self-training.
Collaborative learning is an e-learning approach where students are able to socially interact with other students, as well as instructors.
In essence, learners work together in order to expand their knowledge of a particular subject or skill. In e-learning environments, this is typically done through live chats, message boards, or instant messaging.
Informal learning refers to learning that occurs away from a structured, formal classroom environment. Informal learning comes in many forms, including viewing videos, self-study, reading articles, participating in forums and chat rooms, performance support, coaching sessions and games. Informal learning is considered a form of asynchronous learning. Informal learning is a style of learning in which the learner sets their own goals and objectives.
Self-training relies on the motivating potential and the capacity of the individuals to become an agent, author and actor in their own learning project
Other approaches refer to other new terms emerging in the learning activity: microlearning and ⇑ mobile learning are two learning modalities that continue to evolve.
Micro learning is an eLearning approach based on short informative sessions – which last in general from a few seconds to 15 minutes –on a given topic and with a specific purpose.
Note: A micro learning session can take different forms: a short demonstrative video, a multiple-choice quiz sent by text, a recall on a notion sent by email. This type of learning is built on repetition and participation.
Mobile learning, also known as m-learning, is a new way to access learning content using mobiles. Mobile learning supports, with the help of mobile devices, continuous access to the learning process. This can be done using devices like your phone, laptop or tablet. You can learn wherever and whenever you want! With the advent of mobile learning, educational systems are changing.
However you continue to develop on a personal level, keep in mind that a knowledgeable person is always a stronger person.