Demand for Online Education Continues to Rise
by Joseph Fulton
Online Education is boosting astonishingly since last few years. The universal courses still exceed the number by practical courses but the count of distance education course offerings is rising regularly. The largest number of enlistment in online schools is at the college and university levels which is mostly because working adults and home learners have shown a massive interest in learning and development, so as to enhance their careers. This is because of the tremendous flexibility and simplicity in the study through online channels.
Research by National Center for Education Statistics
The study of National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) says that the number of students enlisted in at least one online learning course raised convincingly between 2002 and 2006, from 1.1 million to 12.2 million and the growth explosion does not seem to be coming down. The research company “Ambient Institute” strongly believe that the number to heighten to 22 million within the upcoming five years. By the end of 2014, this research company predicts that the number of students completing all of their courses online will increase to 3.55 million, whereas the number of students completing all of their courses in on-campus classrooms will decrease to 5.14 million.
Research by Sloan Consortium
One more institute of online distance education “Sloan Consortium” did research and come across that online college recruitments have endured to grow faster than the total population of college students. This concludes that many students are generating benefit of e-learning alternatives at their organizations, mainly at 2 year open universities and other schools offering associate’s degree courses.
The “Sloan Consortium” also researched that 66% of postsecondary schools and colleges observed an increased requirement for online education courses and 73% observed an increased requirements in their existing online education coursework. And on the other side, the demand for on-campus classes significantly decreased to 54 percent.
The Future of Online Education
The Sloan Consortium researched and concluded that 69% of academic leaders believe that the demand of students for online learning is still increasing whereas the fast level of rise that has occurred over the period of last 10 years has started to decreasing. The details show that the Compound annual rise of 20% is not arguable. Most organizations that plan to offer distance education are already doing well and the changeover is near to its end.
That is not to conclude that the future is not bright for online education. The postsecondary schools and colleges that offer online courses expected their enrollment numbers to increase 83% by the next year which mainly may be seen in psychology, social sciences and liberal arts.
So future predicts “Online education will be the future of Education“.