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The rise of modern technologies affects our lives, so it’s no wonder it has an impact on traditional teaching methods. Living in the digital era, eLearning isn’t a new concept even though many students are afraid of giving it a try: lack of control, social isolation, and low motivation are just a few reasons why students don’t want to study online.
However, learning online can be a great idea to obtain knowledge without spending time on attending lectures. If you’re doubting whether eLearning can suit your needs and wants, you’re welcome to look through the list of statistics that prove it is the future of education.
Here are 9 eLearning stats every student should know in 2019.
#1. Around one half of all classes are done online.
Elearning gives many opportunities for both teachers and students. Moreover, it’s important to keep up with the trends, so eLearning is getting more and more popular. One in two lessons is done online which means students can expect even more online lectures in the nearest future.
#2. eLearning increases knowledge retention by 25% to 60%.
Humans are visually-oriented creatures, so it’s no wonder we perceive visual information better. When you study online, you work with various visual content – presentations, videos, infographics. As a result, knowledge retention is increasing.
#3. eLearning is generally shorter than classroom training on the same subject by up to 25-60%.
When you study online, you save a considerable amount of time as the educational process is focused on providing the right information to the right person at the right time which means obtaining knowledge faster.
#4. 60% of people say that online courses fit their personal schedule/lifestyle better.
The best thing about online learning is an opportunity to do it in your spare time. Whether you learn new material, do your homework, or communicate with a mentor, it’s you who decides when to do it, so eLearning can suit any lifestyle.
#5. 81% of college students agree that digital learning technology helps to improve their grades.
With a variety of online educational organizations, it’s easy to pick a course to get a deeper understanding of any subject. Moreover, it’s a proven way to get additional knowledge, and therefore improve grades.
#6. 52% of people use m-learning in bed after waking up.
Nowadays the educational process is about comfort and time optimization. It’s enough to have access to the internet to do your course wherever you are.
#7. 90% of students believe online learning is better than traditional classroom experience.
For the majority of students, eLearning gives many opportunities to make the educational process more interactive and creative. As a result, they are more engaged.
#8. VR/AR educational software is predicted to get $300 million in revenue by 2020.
No matter what your major subject is, it’s important to ensure you get an engaging learning experience in order to be interested in the educational process. With the rise of VR/AR, students have an opportunity to be engaged in the process.
#9. The global mobile learning market is estimated to be $37.6 billion by 2022.
Nowadays more and more people own a smartphone, and it’s not just a way to connect with people – it’s also a way to obtain knowledge on the go. There are many apps and mobile-friendly educational websites that allow people to improve skills wherever they are.
There are many reasons why eLearning is just the future of education. The above-mentioned statistics facts prove that people love learning online and eLearning gives many benefits to modern learners. Thus, it’s important to get rid of your worries and give online education a try.
Author’s Bio:Hugh Beaulac is a blogger, social media manager, and content strategist who helps people fall in love with STEM disciplines. He writes for different websites to share his knowledge, so follow him on Twitter to stay tuned for more.
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