The online education is growing at the amazing rate. Millions of students are engaging to e-learning to acquire knowledge and skill to support their career and personal development. In 2015, the world market for online education touched $46.9 billion. It’s predicated that by 2020 the global e-learning market will reach to $47.9 billion. So, what actually has lead to the growth of e-learning? It’s not any single reason but there are multiple factors that have made online distance learning to thrive. The tech based Learning Management System, learning with mobile devices, learning content and knowledge management system, learning the application and other factors have resulted in the massive popularity of the online digital learning. The increase of web user made experts predict further growth of e-learning. Let’s go through the trends that’ll continue in the international online learning market.
Online learning: Four rising trends
The research report of the Technavio on global online learning market has focused on the four rising trends. In the report it’s apprehended that the four trends will play significant role to steer the market growth till 2020. The 4 trends are:
More use of blended learning
The industry regulators are stressing more on blended learning as it help to match up with the growing necessities of the students. Regulators think that in the modern learning age students need more what traditional learning can offer. Also known as hybrid learning, it’s the modern age learning method that comprises classroom learning along with online learning.
According to Jhansi Mary, research expert at Technavio education, “Trainers across universities are also increasingly using blended e-learning, which has helped them effectively reach out to all end-users. Blended e-learning has made knowledge delivery more productive and efficient, as trainers share their resources and instructions online, enabling students to access these resources at their convenience.”
This has made many schools to make room for blended learning. The four customarily followed models of blended learning are:
- Flexible: Students have the liberty to learn according to their own convenience. In this model training is provided via online and in the case of necessity classroom support is given. It makes learning environment personal for the students.
- Blended: This model allows the students to learn format of the classroom learning. However, pupils are provided with the alternative of learning via online to enhance their education.
- Virtual: Here the total training is given at online. This model is desirable for the students who cannot take the classroom learning. In this model the teacher consistently evaluates the development of the students.
- Fixed schedule: Students can switch to online or the classroom learning according to the fixed timetable. The students will be benefited with the prime of the regular system for erudition and work of the hybrid learning.
Cloud based learning
The global e-learning market has made much of the cloud-based learning. The Software as a Solution (SaaS) has cut down the cost and ensured swift application of learning techs to the education system. Most the organisation are preferring SaaS enabled Learning Management System (LMS) for training in the secondary learning system. These cloud-based learning are hacking protected and is secured from the unauthorized access from unknown sources. Besides, to safeguard the training modules for business, the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) applied.
Implementing learning analytics
Amid the intensified competition institutes want to make sure that innovative teaching activities are regular and swift. For this education institutes are implementing different ed-techs and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software to design their success planning. Hence, the utilisation of the learning analytics tool becomes essentially significant. Most of these tech tools are crafted for institutes, however, analytical tools which are generic used in the other industries and is utilised in education sector.
Skill based teaching
The trend will be followed for many years to come because it’ll help the e-learning market to make assessment in the real time. Besides, as the preference towards organised learning management is growing, it’ll have positive effect on the market. Moreover, in the whole scenario the quality of the education seems to raise its standard matching with the essential attributes of the new age learning model. This whole concept to make learning safe and progressive will ultimately help the global e-learning market to grow further.
Evaluation in real time
The trend will be followed in many years to come because it’ll help the e-learning market to make assessment in the real time. Besides, as the preference towards organised learning management is growing, it’ll have positive effect on the market. Moreover, in the whole scenario the quality of the education seems to raise its standard matching with the essential attributes of the new age learning model. This whole concept to make learning safe and progressive will ultimately help the global-e-learning market to grow further.
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