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The e-learning industry has been booming recently, and the pandemic situation has done nothing but accelerates the growth of this business.
According to a market report by Global Market Insights, “e-learning market size surpassed USD 250 billion in 2020 and is anticipated to grow at an exponential CAGR of over 21% between 2021 and 2027”.
With COVID-19 restrictions forcing schools and universities to close around the world, e-learning is being adopted as a solution, and corporate sectors are also following the trend and having their employees take online courses as well as virtual training programs as an improvement of the learning experience.
Moreover, technological development in the e-learning industry is also moving quickly, and many expect to see things like Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), and cloud-based LMS (Learning Management systems) as the main drivers of e-learning business growth.
All the stats and technologies that could be applied may sound great for e-learning businesses, but what do all these mean for learners. If you want to know, we invite you to keep reading as we tell you everything about it.
To better understand what an e-learning business does, it is important to understand that e-learning refers to education or training provided in a digital way via electronic devices using the Internet, which can be either in the form of a live class or a recorded video together with other digital resources.
While this description sets them apart from traditional education, the truth is that e-learning courses usually include traditional education features such as:
That said, e-learning businesses are usually two types of organizations. Technologies and providers. Let’s take a look at each of them.
An e-learning business falling in the category of technology is the one developing and providing the technologies used for e-learning courses.
Among the most popular technologies found in the industry, we have cloud-based LMS, mobile e-learning, and the so-called MOOC or Massive Open Online Courses.
A provider is an e-learning business that offers services either to technology users such as hosting or technical support, or directly to learners as content creators and providers of the e-learning courses and training.
A course creator and provider usually rely on instructional designers who are the professionals in charge of creating and optimizing the materials and the learning experience itself.
Now that we have a better idea about what the e-learning industry looks like, let’s go to the details of this type of education from the perspective of the learners.
We have to start with this part of the e-learning industry as it is the one with the highest growth in recent years. Let’s first understand what they are by using two of the words in their name, massive and open.
One of the main features of the education provided through e-learning is that it makes it possible to reach a lot of people. MOOCs allow institutions and course creators to reach a great number of learners from all over the world.
Now, from the perspective of a student, this is an interesting aspect. Thanks to MOOCs, students can interact and do some networking with people they could not reach if they were attending universities or any other form of traditional education.
For most adventurer students, expanding their reach also allows them to find opportunities in foreign organizations and perhaps land a job that will take them to see discover new places.
These e-learning courses are called open because anyone with access to the Internet and the will to learn can register and enroll on the MOOC web.
Moreover, the learning experience is usually free and the business side comes from selling access to some kind of a diploma or certification as well as academic credits towards a higher degree.
Students can take great advantage of this aspect. For example, by enrolling to audit the course students can make sure that it is what they really need without having to pay and only pay if they need the certificate.
In general, MOOCs offer plenty of advantages. Let’s see what are the most common ones.
While this is not as comprehensive as it could be, we want to give you a good overview of the most common advantages. Here they are:
Now you may be wondering whether there are any disadvantages, right? Let us tell you about it.
Of course, there are some drawbacks here. Most of the time, academic institutions use their MOOCs to sell a full education program, or they do not always offer a certificate. Other drawbacks include:
Fortunately, most of the drawbacks in the list above are usually solved when the course provider is capable of using a good Learning Management System (LMS) and perhaps combining pre-recorded sessions with live and real-time interaction via a virtual classroom.
Let’s talk about the LMS and all it has to offer.
In short, a Learning Management System is a type of software that eases the delivery of online courses via the Internet.
The development of this technology began with the intention of helping major education institutions to create learning materials and resources for their students and provide easy access on their web.
However, most recently, with the evolution of the e-learning industry, LMS developers are focusing their business on providing solutions to companies that want to create their own e-learning platform for their employees.
Now, what an LMS has to offer for students and trainees in an organization is a reliable and user-friendly way to obtain the corresponding knowledge and training. With these systems the company that creates a course or a training program can:
And all the above generally result in an optimal learning experience thanks to the technology used.
There will always be differences in the features found in one system or the other. However, to fulfill general requirements, there are common features. Here are some of them:
These are only a few of the many features that an LMS can offer. Also, as we have mentioned above, it is likely that artificial intelligence (AI) and other technological developments will become essential features to be integrated into the next generation of LMS.
For example, here at Aeroclass, we use our LMS to offer a combination of two types of courses. Pre-recorded (on-demand) video courses and virtual classrooms.
Pre-recorded courses consist of videos with an instructor, animated presentations, and links to the information sources.
On the other hand, during the virtual classroom sessions, students participate in real-time and have direct interactions with the instructor online.
Depending on the course, students can receive individual or group assignments, interact with each other, explore networking opportunities and take part in the final examination. And all these thanks to the technology called Learning Management system or just LMS.
In case you still have doubts take a look at one of the Expert Talks videos to get a better view of our courses.
If you want to see our LMS in action choose one of our courses on the aviation industry and start learning about the air transport business now.
Our business definitely falls under the e-learning industry, the one with expected growth and abroad market. We are proud to have one of the most comprehensive offers of aviation e-learning courses you can find on the market, as it covers different topic areas such as aviation technology, how to manage an airline or an airport, aviation marketing, and more.
We are always looking to expand our offer by implementing new courses, so if you are serious about having a career in aviation, you cannot go too far from us.
To learn more check this guide on aviation e-learning courses, and the benefits you can get by taking them to see your aviation career take off. And of course, you can contact us in case of any doubts. We’ll be glad to help.
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