tech industry to
Education Secretary Damian Hinds has
challenged the tech industry to launch
an education revolution for schools,
colleges and universities.
In some schools state-of-the-art
technology is bringing education to life
by helping children take virtual trips
through the Amazon and control robots,
while also slashing the time their teachers
are spending on burdensome
However, only a minority of schools and
colleges are currently taking advantage
of these opportunities. The Education
Secretary is calling on industry - both the
UK's burgeoning tech sector and Silicon
Valley giants like Apple and Microsoft - to
help tackle the five biggest issues facing
schools and classroom teachers today.
set to continue
Strong growth for the e-learning sector has
been predicted in different research reports
offering similar but distinct numbers at
different points in time.
According to research outfit Stratistics
MRC, the global e-learning market was
worth $165.21 billion in 2015 and is
expected to reach $275.10 billion by 2022
growing at a CAGR of 7.5% during the
In a separate work market research firm
Global Industry Analysts projected elearning would reach $107 billion in 2015
and it did. Now, in its Research and
Markets forecasts its suggest revenue will
triple from 2015 levels to grow to $325
billion by 2025.
The key factors that are favouring the
market growth are flexibility in learning, low
cost, easy accessibility and increased
effectiveness by animated learning.