ICYMI: eLearning is growing — and why you should care

eLearning is not just for education anymore – the term was first coined at a CBT seminar in 1999, and has since been used in areas of professional development, personal development, and – yes – education.

EdTech Magazine recently published a great infographic with stats you may not know about eLearning. Here is a snippet (but be sure to check out the full thing by clicking here):

edtech infographic portion

What else did we learn?

- The U.S. accounts for 57% of eLearning global revenues

- There are more than 3 million online-only students in the U.S.

- 46% of students are taking at least one online course

- By 2019, half of all college classes will be eLearning-based

Why does this matter? At Cranium Cafe, we work to create human connection for distance learners through face-to-face online meeting software. As eLearning becomes more prevalent, colleges and universities struggle to engage and retain their distance learners. We must rethink the ways we connect learners with the people on campus who help them succeed.

Cranium Cafe is student-facing but faculty-friendly. Through Cranium Cafe, students can recreate the in-office experience with video, audio, and tools to mark-up and edit documents together. If you want to empower your students, increase course completion rates, and improve retention of online learners – Cranium Cafe can help. Contact us today.

 

Lexie Banks

Lexie Banks

Director of Communications at Cranium Cafe
I believe in the power of individual relationships to change the direction of a student's education. My role at Cranium Cafe? To get you connected with the Cafe through engaging content and social media outreach. Check out our blog for my latest musings on higher education, academic advising, and the role of education for the modern student.
Lexie Banks
About the author: Lexie Banks
I believe in the power of individual relationships to change the direction of a student's education. My role at Cranium Cafe? To get you connected with the Cafe through engaging content and social media outreach. Check out our blog for my latest musings on higher education, academic advising, and the role of education for the modern student.