Today’s younger generation is growing up in an ever-changing, fast-paced world of technology. It is easier than ever to disseminate knowledge—and students are used to having access to information and services immediately. This immediate access is one of the drivers behind online learning’s popularity.

More students are turning to online learning, and it begs the question: Will universities eventually become redundant?

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6 reasons online learning is booming

Forbes has estimated that by 2025, online learning will be worth $325 billion. It’s clear that online learning is likely to retain its popularity for the long term, and there are many reasons behind this likelihood.

1. Variety
Although brick-and-mortar universities have come to offer a more diverse range of subjects over the last few decades, choices are sometimes limited compared to what is available online. Some subject areas may only briefly be covered in modules, if not at all.

About the Author:

Amanda Rosewarne has a background in occupational psychology, extensive experience in the CPD field, and is a unique expert on the provision of workplace training and CPD learning. As CEO and co-founder of the CPD Standards Office, she advises a multitude of organizations, from professional bodies to corporate employers, to small training providers on ‘becoming CPD ready’ and implementing CPD best practice within their organizations.


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