Getting Online: The GO Project

 

Trends in Online Learning

Growth of Online Learning

“Online has much wider access and can go to areas where we could never dream of going with face-to-face.”

(Getting Online research respondent from a not-for-profit organization)

A key trend is that online learning is likely to grow in the coming years. There are a variety of factors that point to the growth of online learning including:

  • There is an increased demand for online learning
  • Geographic barriers are reduced
  • Travel and accommodation costs are reduced
  • Online learning results in lower education costs for participants
  • Online learning offers flexible learning opportunities
  • There are more types of learning opportunities now available online
  • Access to subject matter experts is increased
  • Access to training for culturally diverse and underserved groups is increased
  • Online learning is more environmentally friendly

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