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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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.
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.