New Tech Innovations coupled with virtual learning tools have given a big boost to e-learning resulting in more and more universities/academic institution opting for online learning.
Students are becoming more comfortable learning from devises such as tablets, mobiles, computers etc and faculty on the other hand are also started coping up with the changing requirements of providing lectures online. Demand for high quality text and videos is increasing and are removing the geographical barrier with no time constraints on learning.
National Education Policy, 2020 (NEP) promotes creativity and flexibility to the Higher education institutes to create curriculum and pedagogy which can ensure a stimulating and engaging learning experience for all. It also talks about the importance of online education that can provide a natural path to increase access to quality higher education.
As per Sumesh Nair, CEO of Board Infinity, the upshot of the new e-learning revolution that is sweeping the world is that globally top-ranked universities including Harvard and MIT are making their degree programs available and accessible online. More recently, the Harvard Business Review enabled business management students to access quality content, networking opportunities and case-based learning online. Moreover, several top-ranked American universities are collaborating with EdTech platforms to provide learning to their students.
Universities and Higher Education Institutes have adapted online learning and are offering credit courses to their students. Thus, both undergraduate and post graduate students can pursue up to 20% to 40% of their curriculum through online courses.
Currently, government is promoting only their own platforms like SWAYAM but I think time is not far where the Public Private Partnership models would come up and students would have more flexibility to choose from to upskill themselves as per the current market requirements.