India’s Online Learning Market To Boom

CXOToday writes:  Online learning, also known as e-learning, is booming, with market research firm Global Industry Analysts projecting it will reach $107 Billion in 2015, with countries like India dominating the scene. Studies show the Internet has transformed the online learning sector in recent times with an increased number of educational institutes, corporate houses as well as training centers imparting knowledge through online courses and programs.

Open online platforms are also gaining momentum and seeing a greater number of enrollment in the past 1-2 years. For example, four years ago when massively open online courses (MOOC) evolved, there were questions about the evaluation mechanism and the worth of a MOOC certificate. Currently Indian learners are increasingly going for MOOC.

A Coursera study that surveyed over 50,000 Indian learners reported better outcomes in the country than the global average. The online courses have benefitted 90 percent Indian students, a 3 percent higher than the global average. The study conducted by Coursera and researchers at the Universities of Pennsylvania and Washington, was carried out on learners who had completed three or more months of atleast one Coursera course.

“The survey shows the positive impact our courses already had on so many people around the globe and especially in India, where learners disproportionately reported impressive outcomes in their careers and educational paths,” says Daphne Koller, co-founder and president, Coursera.”As India increases broadband penetration, we hope to further increase the pace of growth in the market and reach out to more Indians,” Koller said. In the case of both sets of learners, the ones benefitting more were from the lower socio-economic status.  SNIP, the article continues @ CXOToday, click here to continue reading….

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