Technology has taken over our entire life and education is no exception to it, technological advancement have great effect on how learning is imparted and also consumed.
E-learning can be termed as a network enabled transfer of skills and knowledge. While teaching can be based in or out of the classrooms, the use of computers and the Internet forms the major component of E-learning.
The eLearning market in India was worth 247 million US dollars, covering around 1.6 million users in year 2016. It is expected witness an 8X growth to reach USD1.96 billion and the current user base will grow at 44 percent CAGR to 9.6 million users by 2021.
Unlike chalk and board method e-learning makes study easier, fun and very effective. The eLearning platforms i.e., Apps or the websites evaluate the learning pace of the students, which enable them to have self-paced, personalized content which they can access in their own comfort, as and when they require.
Tuition culture is prevalent in India with estimates of over 71 million students taking tuition to support their school education. Online study is emerging as a great supplement for tuitions.
India in recent time have perceived incidences where incompetent teachers were teaching wrong spellings and pronunciation to primary students. To bout situations like these eLearning has evolved as a benediction for II and III tier cities. E-Learning platforms provide same quality of education to every student, which equip students from every corner of country to stand on the same footing.
Online method of education is the only method which suits everyone. Subscriber, student or user does not need to be present at any particular place at any particular time. E-Learning give learner the comfort to learn when and where he/she wants to. Online courses can be taken by anyone there aren’t any age restrictions as well.
So unlike classroom teaching method, students can access the same lesson as many times as so required. This is specifically beneficial at time of exams as it helps in revising any topic at any point of time. It is also a great feature for school going kids who are still developing their base.
So unlike regular study material like books, the contents from e-Learning platforms keep updating regularly. The only requirement is a continuous supply of internet which is no big deal in India.
E-Learning platforms are creating augmented reality based games which make study entertaining for kids. As the students perform better in these games, they not only get educated but also stimulate critical thinking and problem-solving brain power.
Along with these mentioned great benefits there are other benefits like cost effectiveness, direct connection with experts, enabling parents to check development of child’s performance and getting updated about it through emails and messages, makes E-Learning future of education and learning not only in India but everywhere in the world.
Because of great benefits it gives to students, eLearning has become quite popular in India. Not only metros but smaller cities being connected to internet is getting benefitted through eLearning platforms. Every student can choose his/her pace and content and keep study through this blessing of technology.