An established fact is that online learning is here to stay.
The growing popularity of eLearning platforms over the past few years have brought about a paradigm shift in the field of education. Today, there have been unprecedented changes in the architecture of a traditional classroom that was once defined by desks, books, and blackboards.
Online learning and eLearning platforms have transformed the way we perceive education and knowledge acquisition. Easy and quick access to learning resources, flexible places, and pace of study are some of the benefits that make online learning so appealing to millions of students across the world. In fact, according to the latest Global Shapers Survey of 25,000 young people from across the world, 77.84% of respondents reported having taken online courses in the past.
In the coming years, with the growing spread of smartphones, laptops and the deeper penetration on the internet technology coupled with a stronger emphasis on the global mandate of education for all, eLearning platforms are expected to play a stronger role in education.
With the increasing popularity of eLearning platforms, students will continue to access e-learning websites and learning apps to learn at their own pace and schedule. The easy availability of various online learning tools such as various handheld devices, tablets, screen casters, palmtops, interactive boards, and projectors are further helping students, as well as teachers, adapt to online education.
This concept of online learning is expected to evolve into continuous learning where students will look at learning various new skills as well as upgrading their skillset using eLearning platforms 2018 will also see a greater use of artificial intelligence in online learning tools such as interactive language learning applications, math learning tools that provide instructions in accordance with the student’s learning curve, ready Q&A tools designed to answer student queries through machine representation and information retrieval technology.
As more people understand the benefits on eLearning platforms, there will be a tectonic shift in education. Today, an increasing number of schools are today adopting the hybrid model as schools are now using eLearning platform to support the student curriculum. This is done by teaching traditional offline pedagogy with the aid of digital courses on practical knowledge of the subject. Schools are also using an eLearning software as a communication platform for parents, students, and teachers.
As online learning continues to grow with new tools and concepts in 2018, it is expected that a larger number of students, schools, and teachers all over the world will continue to accept and adapt to different models of online learning.