Updated: Jan 23
Within the last couple of years, being physically present in a classroom isn’t the only learning option anymore. In fact, online learning has radically changed the whole concept of education.
As a student, this can be a useful learning method for sharpening your skills in a difficult subject or learning a new skill.
More universities are now using many virtual classrooms and online platforms in their teaching, and now, thousands of students are fulfilling their academic dreams by studying online through meaningful conversations with other users.
As for or teachers, learning how to teach online can increase their ability to find highly desirable jobs in schools all over the world. Technology unlocks so many types of activities and demonstrations that can lead to highly varied, highly engaging lessons and experiences.
According to a new report by Ambient Insight, the worldwide market for Self-paced E-learning products and services reached $32.1 billion in 2010.
The five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) is 9.2% and revenues grew to $49.9 billion by 2015.
The report is called "The Worldwide Market for Self-paced eLearning Products and Services: 2010-2015 Forecast and Analysis," and analyses expenditures by seven regions: North America, Latin America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia, Middle East, and Africa.
Taking geography and physical constraints out of the equation, it clearly seems like online learning is definitely the future of education, especially as any big companies are investing in e-learning and setting up their interactive classrooms like Reliance and Tata.