Until a few years ago, the Indian online medium was only used for entertainment content consumption. Today, with a rapid internet and smartphone penetration, it is becoming increasingly popular as a preferred medium for higher education and learning. The Indian online education market is set to grow eight times in the next three years, according to a report entitled ‘Online education in India: 2021’ by KPMG India and Google.

What Are The Education Trends That Will Dominate In 2020?

Let us look at the patterns that will govern India’s specialized education region in 2020. Such developments also clarify why there has been a significant increase in the country’s online education – a phenomenon that will continue to dominate throughout 2020.

#1. Job Oriented Online Courses

Online courses are a faster route for employee churning. In this sense we see companies working together with colleges and educational start-ups to plan courses that are in accordance with the current market demands, making students easier to hire online courses.

In addition, data-rich online learning models help solve problems by making study materials more exact, efficient and up-to-date.

#2. Closing Down Of Engineering And Other Technical Institutions

In recent years, the number of students opting for technical and engineering education colleges has decreased. This is because the courses offered in these colleges are not regularly updated, despite the lack of funds and qualified teachers.

#3. Emerging Online Courses By Reputed Institutes

Various prestigious universities and colleges have begun to offer online learning in India. These include government-backed institutions such as the International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore  (IIIT-B) and private organizations, such as the Manipal Academy of Higher Education. The development is expected to continue in 2020.

#4. Easier Enrollment

Online learning programs, compared to the traditional educational model, are much easier to enroll and access. Students may also attend the courses and undertake study formalities such as payment of fees from the comfort of their homes. The fees are also significantly lower than what you have to pay for traditional education.

Newly-introduced income share agreements are also gathering momentum from online ed-tech startups.

#5. Predicting The Outcomes

There is a major focus on analyzing students’ online data.

These data are used by schools and educators as a predictive analysis model to project student attitudes and actions in order to optimize the learning experience.

#6. Improved Student Monitoring

Digital data used by online media contributes to increased quality and openness in educational processes. The flow of granular data increases the accessibility of education for all participants, be they students, parents, teachers or the industry. It also helps students to assess themselves and track their learning procedures themselves.

#7. Student Assessment

The concept provides adequate software tools for teachers to evaluate students on a wide range of parameters. Such technical strengths will continue to boost online education prospects next year.

#8. Flexibility And Scalability

The online learning medium offers flexibility to add, remove or even completely modify the contents of the course. It also provides a personalized experience for students who not only have exposure but also have access to teachers and mentors who are important to the course.

For example, if a student needs additional help on a subject, they can use the available software modules and applications to improve their individual learning experience. Online learning models can also be scaled up, and students can choose additional courses to meet their needs and preferences.

#9. Government Support

The Indian government is taking several strong measures to boost digital reforms and there is no exception to online learning. According to the website of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology of India, several educational institutes have provided financial support for research and development projects in the field of eLearning.

This funds courses for content development, R&D technology programs, human resource growth and teacher preparation with twin goals to promote skill-based learning and build employable resources.

#10. Indian Sharing Agreement (ISA) Model

Finally, several colleges, institutes, and even niche education programs today began experimenting on a novel model of the Income Sharing Agreement (ISA). In so doing, the educational institution/company offers to cover the learning costs of students and, by exchange, agrees to share their profits once the course is finished and is compensated for the course fee.

ISA also indicates the definite emergence of high-quality result-oriented courses while holding the institutions responsible.


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