COVID-19 drastically boosted e-learning across the globe—and could permanently change the way students learn

What e-learning trends will 2020 bring to the table?


COVID-19 drastically boosted e-learning across the globe—and could permanently change the way students learn

The internet has radically changed the way people obtain information, and part of this digital revolution is the way we teach and learn. The current COVID-19 pandemic, however, is playing a major role in speeding up this learning process as millions worldwide turn to e-learning platforms to continue their studies or find ways to share the knowledge they already have.

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Over the past two years, more than 6 million students worldwide have enrolled in online courses, with that number expected to rise in 2020. In 2019 alone, 81 percent of U.S. college students reported that digital learning technology helped them to improve their grades.

It’s not surprising, then, that according to a 2019 study, the online education market is projected to reach $350 billion by 2025. The same report also found that the United States, China, and India are leading the global online education market due to growing internet adoption, distant learning programs and the availability of online courses.

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