Students, citizens and employees all around the world have been taking advantage of the advancements in e-education and e-learning for many years now. It must be acknowledged that this sector is shaping up as one of the leaders in the rapidly evolving digital society. Many universities are at the forefront of these developments as many of them depend to a large extent upon students that are linked remotely.
Collaboration is another key feature, with universities now operating well-established networks with colleagues around the world. In addition, e-learning in a broader sense is forging ahead with major Internet Media companies taking a key interest. Massive Online Open Courses (MooCs) are a key area for future developments and it will also be worth observing how the new Google Helpouts fares during 2014.
The digital world continues to influence the growth and development of e-education, with a number of trends emerging in this sector. Cloud computing is beginning to be implemented for use at an operational level, resulting in potential infrastructure cost reductions and administration time. Mobile technology is also beginning to be utilised as an education tool, particularly by academic and healthcare organizations.
This report explores the key trends and developments occurring in the global education and e-learning sector, supported by examples. The report is designed to provide current observations which may assist investors, analysts and industry participants in making investment and business decisions.
E-learning and e-education markets continue to grow apace and Internet media companies are becoming involved in services for e-education. One example includes Google Helpouts, launched in November 2013; by late 2013 there were 73,090 teachers using Skype in the Classroom; Massive Open Online Courses (MooCs) are a recent e-education development.