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The pandemic taught us a big lesson: Education is switching to e-learning solutions. After the pandemic ended, a discussion arose about how education will be in the next few years and how e-learning will play a role in that transformation. We are not discussing whether e-learning education will replace traditional in-person education or be an ideal complement; we will focus on the rise of e-learning and its advantages.
According to statista.com, the e-learning education market expects to reach US$239.30bn by 2027, boosted by the need for personalized blended education, now provided by AI and Machine learning algorithms-based platforms.
E-learning software platforms provide flexible, scalable, and secure cloud solutions to organizations from different industries to produce high-quality e-learning resources. Open edX, initiated by the edX organization, created by Harvard and MIT, states three main commitments as its mission “Increase access to high-quality education for everyone, everywhere; enhance teaching and learning on campus and online; advance teaching and learning through research.”
Edunext uses the Open edX technology to provide cloud solutions that enable managers to boost their e-learning initiatives, educators to build exceptional e-learning resources, and learners to access education from anywhere. Let’s see some of the advantages of using cloud-based e-learning solutions.
Learners can learn anything from anywhere at their own pace. Whether it’s a student that works and studies, a full-time professional trying to improve their skills, a school child trying to complement their lessons, a student with some disability, or a busy mom trying to boost her career, e-learning allows them to create a study routine that balances work, education, family, and other commitments effectively.
Open edX empowers educators to build high-quality, engaging, and interactive e-learning content that includes various types of content such as text, video, quizzes, assignments, and advanced features. Educators can customize their course content to meet specific learning objectives. Assessments and grading, progress tracking, certificates, localization, translation, and integration with external tools are among the robust options.
Managers can get a scalable, secure, accessible online platform with only a couple of clicks that can adapt according to their initiatives’ needs starting with a subscription of 50 users until more than tens of thousands, even all using the platform simultaneously, without performance issues. Edunext, as an Open edX technology provider, has a global reach in more than 50 countries with 180 initiatives and more than 1 million active enrollments.
Access to a wide range of courses and resources
In the article “How the pandemic is reshaping education” by St. George, D., Strauss, V., Meckler, L., Heim, J., & Natanson, H. (2021, March 15), published by The Washington Post, K-12 educators in United States discuss the future of education based on the challenges during the pandemic, emphasizing the potential of e-learning to enable education equality, as learners only require an internet connection to access a vast collection of educational resources. With Open edX, learners can access hundreds of courses covering various subjects within a single e-learning initiative or project. Additionally, they can access several LMS(learning management system) sites, each with unique course offerings.
Educators can publish e-learning content in one or multiple course catalogs. Edunext offers a multitenancy feature that allows displaying courses on different LMS sites, each with a unique course catalog.
Managers can strategically create a cost-effective e-learning initiative to cater to different audiences and achieve profitability. Consider a scenario where one organization consists of various sub-organizations with unique learning objectives. In this case, a multitenancy feature is an ideal option for categorizing and segregating these sub-organizations. Through edunext, course creators and managers have created over 38000 courses and 18000 LMS sites.
According to Education Data. (2023). Cost of Online Education vs. Traditional Education, Online learning is considerably more affordable with lower tuition fees, reduced travel and accommodation costs, flexibility in scheduling, elimination of commuting expenses, no need for learning materials, and potential reduction in alimentation expenses.
Classrooms, textbooks, facilities, learning materials, and other resources are optional for managers and educators. Instead, a reliable, secure, data-protected, updated, and well-performed platform is a centralized place to offer the whole educational offering with top-notch resources.
Interactive and engaging content
E-learning education offers a distinguishable advantage of interactive and engaging content that enhances the learning experience. While keeping learners engaged and motivated in traditional classroom environments might be a big challenge, with online education, learners can dispose of thousands of resources such as videos, interactive quizzes, simulations, and virtual reality experiences to boost their learning process.
Educators can implement personalized learning, active learning, critical thinking, immediate feedback and assessment, and collaborative learning opportunities among their learners. Open edX offers LTI integrations that can connect the LMS site with hundreds of e-learning interacting platforms worldwide.
Educators can create enormous learning communities regardless of geographical limitations to foster a sense of teamwork and collaboration among their learners. Opportunities like group discussions, virtual study sessions, and project collaborations enable students to improve skills such as problem-solving, critical thinking, social and communication, digital literacy, and online communication.
As we discussed in this article, e-learning will reshape education. Whether you need to switch to an online education model or complement your in-person education approach, a flexible, cost-effective, accessible, interactive, and collaborative e-learning platform can be the ally for your project. Edunext can provide a cloud-based solution to take advantage of all these benefits and help you revolutionize education.