The COVID lockdown period has witnessed an unprecedented rise in online learning! Schools, colleges, coaching institutes, and other educational organizations are briskly restructuring themselves for the new normal.

COVID-19 and Online Education in India: Trends and Emerging issues

A healthy trend for the growth of the online learning industry is on the cards, along with some issues.

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On December 5, 2019, Vaibhav Srivastava (R) and Milan Roy, both alumni of IIT Delhi, started Edvicer, an online platform to aggregate, compare and recommend online courses from all the major course providers.

Edvicer: A Curator of Appropriately Personalized Course Pathways for Skilling Online

With the help of AI, Edvicer makes personalized pathway of online courses for students and working professionals who are planning to get skilled in a particular area. The platform today compares more than 100,000 online courses offered by major platforms with the help of ML algorithms to rate the courses.

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Online MBA is witnessing more takers than before and there has been a rise of about 30-40 percent in applicants for online MBA in Asia-pacific regions.

Online MBA Slowly Gaining Currency Among Professionals in India

Given its numerous benefits, the online MBA is increasingly becoming the preferred mode for acquiring the degree by working professionals in India, a positive sign for the e-learning companies who are trying to make a mark in the industry.

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The method of imparting education witnesses an enormous change in an OLE. Making a distant learner learn is not an easy task yet. It requires high level of creativity in designing an online environment which motivates the learners to sustain till the completion of the course.

How a True OLE is Essentially Built Around Interactivity

The success of an online learning environment (OLE) significantly relies on the integral component of interactivity. Instructional designers need to carefully chalk out a plan of coherently coalescing interactivity into the online course design.

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Online education’s tremendous potential to positively transform education may get marred if the e-learning market doesn’t overcome the existing barriers.

10 Barriers to Overcome for Growth of Online Education in India

Online education’s tremendous potential to positively transform education may get marred if the e-learning market doesn’t overcome the existing barriers. Government initiatives, resource mobilization, and change in people’s mindset are crucial for edtech companies to flourish in India.

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These Regulations lay down the minimum standards for granting the certificate or diploma or degree through online mode.

India Warms-up to Online Education, Initiates Regulatory Framework

UGC’s recent circular inviting higher educational institutions (HEIs) to submit applications for offer online programs is one more little step towards substantially embracing the e-learning in higher education.

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The challenge of online learning on the one hand is to build trust among learners and to bring pedagogical innovations to overcome deficiencies of old system on the other.

10 Effective Strategies for Higher Learners Engagement in OLE

MOOCs and various online courses are often criticized for their high drop-out ratios and its inability to motivate learners to persist. These online courses often replicates monotonous face-to-face learning without overcoming its inefficiencies.

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For creating personalized learning paths for each of its user, Toppr has created AI-based machine learning (ML) algorithms for operating its online learning platform.

Toppr Tapping Tier-2 Cities With Its Personalized Learning Modules

Learn how an offline contact strategy made Toppr where it’s today. The company has adopted a unique offline counsellor strategy under which it visits door-to-door to identify the needs of students.

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upGrad's online programs are designed and delivered in collaboration with world class faculty and industry.

upGrad Marks Ronnie Screwvala’s Entry Into E-Learning Industry

upGrad is helping working professionals to upgrade their knowledge and skills, or even reskill for new careers, while simultaneously discharging their other responsibilities. It curates its courses in tune with current industry requirements by integrating latest learning technologies.

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With the availability of large number of online courses which are trending day-by-day, you can learn whatever and whenever you want.

15 Reasons Why Online Courses Offer the Most Suitable Learning in Today’s Time

New digital times require new knowledge, understanding, and skills. Learning these skills require new ways of learning too! Online learning offers just the right mix to provide you with the most flexible, convenient and engaging environment in tune with the needs of the present and the future.

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The major players of MOOCs worldwide are Coursera, MIT’s Edex, and Udacity, to name a few, apart from the prestigious universities like Harvard, Cambridge, The Open University (OU) which are also providing courses on their own MOOCs.

MOOCs, an Educational Innovation Ensuring Greater Learners’ Participation Online

With potential to change the educational landscape, MOOCs are rising as an educational innovation. After an overwhelming initial response, MOOC providers are trying to sustain the momentum by bringing in more research and development using the latest technology backed by an effective pedagogy.

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Flexibility of studying anywhere at any location, duration of programme, interactivity, communication, support services, etc. also come under the true meaning of flexible learning.

Flexible Learning, a Concept That Truly Resonates With New India’s Educational Needs

There is a consensus towards convergence of technology leading to more flexible learning which is believed to inculcate higher order critical thinking skills and generate deep learning.

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Over 200 million students prepare for exams in India each year, and they are increasingly looking at vast pool of online resources to better compete.

Live Streaming Classes Prove to Be Rewarding for Edtech Companies

The paid user base for online education is expected to touch 9.6 million by 2021, according to a report by KPMG in collaboration with Google. Live streaming of classes online

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