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Wednesday, July 07, 2021

The Rise of Online Learning: The eLearning Revolution | Stories - Inventiva

Ritika Mallik, Inventiva observes, Learning via the Internet is a trend that has gained popularity behind the closed doors of apartments and offices. How is the online education segment developing? We will answer this question in our article.

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Facts & statistics about online learning  

Online learning is a form of distance learning. It has existed on the market in various forms for decades. Even before the pandemic, Internet education was developing more and more actively every year. Although online learning is more convenient for students for many reasons, they still face the same problems as in offline learning...

While learning over the Internet does not seem like a daunting task, most schools and universities faced significant challenges in the implementation phase. Some of the main difficulties were as follows:

  • The use of technology by the older generation of teachers.
  • Difficulty tracking progress with academic performance.
  • Control over the conduct of tests and exams in a remote format.
  • Access to online educational tools and platforms.
  • The need for additional costs for their implementation.

It was easier for educational institutions that already offered online programs. There are many examples in the USA and Europe. Eight Ivy League universities (including Harvard University, Princeton University, Brown University, and Yale University) have successfully implemented distance learning, albeit with some caveats. Basically, this practice is carried out along with the traditional forms of training. Some universities have previously operated online courses that duplicate the programs of the main specializations.

So far, only the University of Pennsylvania offers a full online education in the American Ivy League educational institutions. Other universities in the country that provide fully online bachelor’s degree programs are:

  • Arizona State University
  • Oregon State University
  • University of Florida
  • Colorado State University
  • Oklahoma University
  • Colorado State University
  • Washington State University
  • University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Pace University

The global market for massive online training courses is predicted to grow by 29% annually from 2021 to 2025 and become the fastest growing industry in the education sector. This means that the market turnover could reach $21.4 billion by 2025...

Many believe that learning over the Internet is booming because of the pandemic. However, this is not quite true. The numbers indicate that the industry has only accelerated in its development, but the trend itself – the widespread introduction of online education, the creation of training courses, and the interaction with teachers without the physical presence in the classroom – has been with us for a long time and, perhaps, it will be with us forever.

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Source: Inventiva