Online education is growing at a prolific rate in India. The ongoing Coronavirus crisis is one of the key drivers for continued growth of online education in India.
It has been found that even the UNESCO Futures of Education organization acknowledges the positive impact of virtual learning to personalize instructions for different types of learners in India.
Increasing number of disabled people are taking advantage of online education tools. According to a survey conducted by a community-based organization called Swabhiman, nearly forty-three percent of students with disabilities are planning to drop out of schools owing to the challenges created by conventional teaching methods.
However, in developing economies like India, Bangladesh, Vietnam & Sri Lanka, there is still a lack of accessibility for online education tools and a gap in diversity inclusion amongst disabled & abled students. Nevertheless tech giants like Google and Microsoft are competing with each other to provide more accessibility options for their systems & software, owing to advanced apps like Zoom.
Upskilling is emerging as the winner for stakeholders in the market of online education. Increasing number of employees in multinational companies (MNCs) and small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are opting for online training courses to earn certifications in their specialized fields.
Upskilling is directly associated with increasing the chances of employment opportunities for candidates in branded companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon. Increasing number of YouTubers are entering the online education space to offer their training modules on financial literacy, time management and soft skills amongst others.
Vocational education is another domain which is fueling demand for online learning tools. Exciting vocational fields like music production, sewing, hair styling and the likes are grabbing attention of learners, whilst making them self-employed.
All these factors prove that the growth rate of online education is dependent on reducing the accessibility gap whilst making it increasingly available for learners due to growing usage of digital devices.