Online education reached its peak during the Covid-19 outbreak in 2020. The World Health Organization declared a worldwide pandemic, and the consequent lockdowns and stay-at-home protocols disrupted work, school and any sort of public services. Most schools shifted to temporary homeschooling via online platforms, and with that online education started growing exponentially.
However, online education was an ongoing trend years before the pandemic. In 2017, nearly 77% of US corporations used online learning. Only the US e-learning market is now set to grow by $12.8 billion by 2024, and the worldwide e-learning market is projected to be worth $325 billion by 2025 alone. Countries like the US, China, South Korea, India and the UK have been known to invest most in the e-learning market.
One may be wondering, what do students learn more in online courses than in universities? Except for the fact that e-learning is flexible and easily adaptable to any type of learning, online courses do go straight to the point of a given subject and teach the necessary tools and practices one may need in a given field. Below we listed several fields where e-learning has been proven to be extremely effective.
Another field that became exceedingly popular in the past decade is computer coding. Along with the tech revolution, the computer engineer market crossed $1,800 billion in 2016 and it is estimated to grow at a CAGR of around 5% from 2017 to 2024, with a value projection of $2.5 trillion.
There are numerous online options for programming and coding courses for beginners that are extremely thorough and of great quality. Some that are proven to be of great use for beginners learning-wise, but also for starting a career in computer engineering are:
– ‘Phyton for Everybody – Specialization’ by Coursera
– ‘Learn Phyton 3’ by Codeacademy
– ‘CS50’s Introduction to Computer Science’ by Harvard, edX, one of the highest-rated online courses for beginner-intermediate level studies.
For beginners, it might be better to start a different online course before joining the Harvard CS50, as to get more familiar with the programming syntax before leveling up in their studies.
Management in MedTech
The Medical Device Market is a forever growing market in the wake of the immense tech revolution. According to Mobility Foresights, the global medical device market is worth $536 billion in 2022, and it is estimated that it will grow to $773 billion by 2027. Naturally, medical courses in general became very popular in recent years and vary from courses for AI and robotics to learning management solutions for medical device success. Platforms like Rekonnect offer centralized solutions for learning management and customer service in the MedTech field. The hybrid training method is proven to update and teach medical providers on a specific device by offering a safe and flexible platform where they can learn about new technologies without any life-threatening risks. Online MedTech platforms can provide companies with customer feedback on the device’s performance and durability, which helps in upgrading and improving new technologies.
Digital Marketing Courses
Digital Marketing Courses like CareerFoundry, Udemy, Google Fundamentals, Google Ads and Coursera go in-depth into the practical tools used by marketing specialists. Students can learn the needed tools for market research, email marketing, copywriting, SEO, Google analytics, and Social Media Marketing. The courses are extremely practical and show the students real-life analytics and statistics and with that get them familiar with the complex process of a tailored marketing strategy that every business goes through in order to place and sell a product or a service. Udemy’s digital marketing alone counts over 600.000 registered students, as one of their most popular courses.