This year online education and skill enhancement are likely to see a significant uptrend as high number enrollments are expected from major tier-2 cities, a survey showed. The factors which are propelling the growth graph of online education in the country include 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. These advantages are forcing more and more aspirants to apply for online courses for massive time utilization.
Talentedge CEO and MD Aditya Malik stated, “India is on the cusp of a digitally empowered era and we had conducted a similar survey six months ago when the “Digital India” initiative was launched and this survey has helped us gauge the level of acceptance and adoption of online education pan India.” It noted that noted that online programmes will be widely preferred as candidates climb their professional ladder and the maximum takers for online education will come from the tier-2 cities.
But some of the factors which are acting as a major barrier to online education include internet connectivity issues, hesitation to move away from the brick and mortar system of learning, credibility of the programme provider and affordability. MD Aditya Malick further said, “The survey identifies the challenging areas that require our immediate attention and intervention. It can be taken as a credible yardstick for the progress made so far to fasten the process of digitizing the country.”
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