According to a survey, a higher number of enrolments for
online education and skill enhancement are expected from major tier-2 cities so
these are likely to show a significant upward trend.
The study was conducted by Talentedge (an interactive
education company) and the results were that media/entertainment and IT/ITES
have been identified as two industries that will constantly seek skill
development in 2016.
The factors, due to which the graph of online education will
move forward are- easy accessibility to world class institutes at affordable
prices, ease of learning while earning, dynamic and fast-paced domain growth
and desirable promotions or job changes.
As per Talentedge CEO and MD Aditya Malik, online education
is booming as India is on the verge of a digitally empowered era. They launched
a survey "Digital India" six months back which helped them to evaluate the
level of acceptance and adoption of online education pan India.
The study revealed that candidates completing their
professional degree would opt for online programmes and the maximum takers for
online education will come from the tier-2 cities.
There are some advantages but there are a few obstacles too
which can be a major barrier for online education like internet connectivity
issues, hesitation to move away from the brick and mortar system of learning,
credibility of the programme provider and affordability.
Malik further added that the survey introduced by them can
use as a measure for identifying the barriers that require immediate attention.
It can be used to strengthen the process of digitizing the country.