Why is Online Learning not picking up?

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In today’s times, internet availability isn’t a major issue even when it comes to the most remote locations of the world. This makes it possible for people to reach out to almost anyone in the world and also helps everyone stay in touch with the current ongoing trends of the world. While keeping this in mind, a few years ago when the “online-learning” boom was starting off, many said that it would bring about a massive change in how people look at education and learning. Many also said that there is great chance of online based learning replacing the current systems in place on a global level.

The points which backed up their arguments were mainly:

  • The best of the best teachers would be accessible, due to which the sheer option of getting the best quality education would persuade people from abandoning the current “school going” systems.
  • Time management can be built up on a personal level since the classes can be accessed anywhere by the students.
  • Long travelling just for the sake of attending a lecture will no longer be a necessity.

On a simple glance at these arguments, this did seem feasible to most of the people in the education sector since these major problems were being solved in a highly efficient way.

As can be seen through the findings of the top educational researchers mentioned in the article   “https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/05/10/new-study-low-mooc-completion-rates”,

the completion rate for the popular online courses is nearly 7 percent only! It has been clearly observed that students tend to fall out from their streamlined schedules very easily when it comes to this method of education.

On thoroughly analysing the aspects of E-Learnings growth, we could narrow down the main reasons for E-Learning’s failure to boom to the following:

  • No strict disciplinary mechanism for the students.
  • Interaction between the students and the teacher becomes difficult since a lot of them access the lecture together and it gets difficult to keep tab on the cluster of small screens for the teacher.
  • The teachers also have a difficult time in analysing the students to be able to know about their attention spans and focus.
  • Lack of peer group involvement when it comes to a student accessing all the lectures individually.

These aspects do pose a serious problem when It comes to the functioning of the courses and hence it becomes clear on why E-Learning’s growth has stagnated.

But fortunately in today’s world, with the rise of technologies such in the field of AI, Machine/Deep Learning these problems can very well be tackled out and E-Learning will definitely see a massive growth in the near future.

One method of finding a solution to this stagnating issue for E-Learning has already been proposed by us.

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