The distance learning industry has been making waves after studies that most students that are taking distance online courses performed better than those studying in the traditional schools spread like wild fire. Distance learning, a new teaching method utilizing the power the Internet also known as a TEL or Technology Enhanced Learning, has raised the interest of education industry because of its innovative teaching system. This technology-integrated educational system offers various education courses offered by most colleges and universities. Corporate companies also use this innovation in education to improve the performance of their existing working staff, or to train the company's incoming employees.
Distance learning systems with information vary depending on its purpose. In corporate companies, they use this in conducting training seminars for the work staff. These training seminars are conducted in a shorter time span, usually completed in a single instructor-led online session. In colleges and universities, it provides an assortment of simulated courses for students, these courses often last for several weeks.
This system has revolutionized the education industry. Schools and training institutions are beginning to embrace this modern way of education. As early as 2006, there were already roughly 3.5 million students participating in online educational institutions of higher education in the U.S. According to the report by the Ambient Insight Research, it is estimated that by 2014, 81 percent of the post secondary students in the USA will be taking some or all of their courses distance base.
Aside from providing a new platform for learning, this system has greatly helped the global economy through providing job opportunities for IT related students and professionals. For an distance teaching platform to work, professional IT individuals, such as distance learning authors or those who provide content for this TEL. The largest learning management system on the Internet is already being used by around 30 million users from over 44,000 sites globally. Consequently, there has been a huge demand for management specialists and trainers. Programming has also prospered because many cutting-edge hi-tech businesses are now into developing instruction management solutions and software and other applications. It has also generated a heaping number of career opportunities for graphic designers, writers, materials developer, and researchers. Knowledge Process Outsourcing or KPO has benefited from the professional and service demands of this innovative Internet-based instruction.
The high demand for higher education, gave way to the birth of many business solution companies, online learning, and other business incorporated solutions companies. In Asia, the online content providing industry bloomed, as many US and western countries require outsourcing service for web developing and content provision. This gave way for the huge number of IT students and graduates in the region to have job opportunities where they can learn more about business solutions and earn income in the same way. As the industry grow and more corporate companies and Universities integrate this into their teaching delivery methods to cater more to the needs of students and trainees, it gives more jobs to those working in the IT sectors of the business arena. Distance education learning transformed the education system by opening a new teaching method set in cyberspace and at the same time provide work opportunities for many tech savvy individuals.
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