By Agam Chaudhary – CMO – Digitalabs – A division of Laqshya Media Group
With the revolution in digital technology, we have gradually entered a period in time where teaching and learning are not limited to face to face interactions. The expansion in the smartphone sector and the rise in internet usage along with government plans like Digital India have encouraged and enabled the growth of e-learning in India promoting digital literacy.
Thankfully, students these days can source knowledge from various e-learning platforms instead of relying on traditional methods of learning saving plenty of time. This is significantly reforming the learning pedagogy and making students less reliable on book-based education, printed materials or personal tutors.
Why is e-learning surpassing traditional learning?
Besides being engaging and interactive, e-learning has come across as a flexible learning method for students getting access to world-class learning material despite geographical restraints. Also, these cost a fraction of what offline teaching institutions such as private tuition charge for the same.
When the learner gets access to both visuals and audio, learning becomes more fun, and this is what the e-learning industry is thriving on to presently grow at a steady rate of 25 per cent year on year . By 2021, it is projected to become a 1.96-billion-dollar industry highlighting the potential for many new opportunities.
This global trend is catching up as an unrivalled alternative to traditional learning methods by connecting the learner directly to a subject matter expert. With access to plenty of resources, students are now able to sharpen their skills and become competent enough to adapt to the global competition.
The future of the flourishing industry
A report by KPMG and Google highlights that by 2021 the Indian online education industry is likely to witness a 6X growth. The adoption of e-learning technologies is supposed to expand from 1.6million users in 2016 to 9.6 million users in 2021.
The escalating reliability on the internet, easy ways to map a child’s performance, skill enhancement, quick and easy preparation for competitive and other academic exams are a few reasons why e-learning is going to drive radical changes in the education map of India.
Even if the internet speed is slow and erratic, learning won’t be hampered. By downloading the notes and solutions one time, students can view them whenever they like wherever they like. Such is the gamut of e-learning solutions that will eradicate any gaps in the learning space and help students and experts deliver outstanding performance.