The e-learning industry in India is expected to reach US$4 billion by 2025. Much of this growth will be driven by the growing demand for non-university courses in India’s Tier II and Tier III cities.
By Aayur Kaul, Market Manager, Skillshare India
“2021 has changed the course of education across the world, but above all it has been a year of change for online learning. This year has proven that blended learning, video courses and professional development are not only temporary trends, but will continue to grow and evolve in the years to come.
The e-learning industry in India is expected to reach US$4 billion by 2025. Much of this growth will be driven by the growing demand for non-university courses in India’s Tier II and Tier III cities. The Indian government‘s national education policy also calls for mandatory skills development training right from school level and e-learning platforms have a huge opportunity to work towards creating premium content for upskilling.
As 2022 approaches, community learning is expected to grow exponentially as new learners seek a sense of community, as most people have stayed indoors for the past two years. Learners seek platforms that help them form a network of peers from whom they can learn. Additionally, creative and thoughtful video content and micro-learning are likely to become more popular as Millennials and Gen Z forge the gig economy, making it important to discover inspiration, acquire new skills and put their talents to use the way they care. In India in particular, mobile-friendly e-learning platforms are expected to grow due to the rapid penetration of smartphones and the internet. The sweeping changes of the past two years have taught us that lifelong learning and development is crucial, making online learning platforms essential for young professionals looking to harness their creativity. »
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