Digital and Online Education

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E-learning Industry in India is witnessing tremendous growth at a CAGR of 11-12% and is projected to be around $1.96 bn industry by 2021

 

India is a fast growing economy in the world with a high quality of education, the utmost need to sustain this pace of development. The country is currently in its bulge phase. It has the largest youth population in the world, with more than 600 -700 mn people under the age of 25 years, where 28% of the population in India is less than 14 years of age, where basic education is the key for nation’s development. With this kind of population structure, the rising population of our country needs a feasible and accessible way of Education i.e. the Digital Education. Digital education mainly refers to the use of technology to strengthen student’s learning experience.

Education is the basic necessity of a human. Education in today’s scenario is not just reading books and attending lectures, rather education has evolved over a period of time from reading course books to an overall personality development program. Education has evolved a lot over the period of time from chalkboards to whiteboards or display boards to projector learning. Today’s current generation is well versed with using a mobile phone, I pad, laptops etc. These digital devices are the current centre of innovation and it provides an interesting way of learning in schools. To cater this need of technology in the schools, the educators are up with various digital alternatives.

alternatives companies like Educomp, Tata Class Edge, Pearson, Teach Next software etc. Digital education can easily have been seen in the k-12 segment but still, a lot of efforts is needed to implement digital education in the higher education segment.

India has around 300 – 400 mn internet users  in 2018 and expected to reach 511.89 mn by 2022, has made the India second largest online education learning, ranked behind China after crossing the USA. With this huge number of internet users, India has great potential to grow in the digital education market. E-learning industry in India is a prolific one, witnessing tremendous growth at a CAGR of 11-12% and is projected to be a $1.96 bn industry by 2021.


However, the lack of availability of digital infrastructure, poor electricity and low internet access, low internet speed create a huge need for the government to take necessary initiatives to address these challenges. To build an ecosystem to boost the usage of digital technologies on a large scale.

There is a huge regional disparity issue for rural part of India. It may take time at its initial stages but digital education can grow well in the urban areas. Thus, Digital education and e-learning can be concluded as the future of India’s education system but currently it requires a lot of efforts and is surrounded with a lot of Challenges.