Online Education

Online Education

Some facts:

  • According to SIIA’s preK-12 vendor survey the education technology market grew
    2.7 percent from $7.76 billion in 2010-11 to $7.97 billion in 2011-12. The market
    has increased a total of 6.4 percent over those three years.
  • Remote and online learning continues to grow for higher ed and is trickling
    down into K-12. Due to increased access and flexible models in online learning
    programs, 2012 was the first year that one-third of the nation’s 25 to 29 year
    olds had earned at least a bachelor’s degree. In the 2011–2012 school year, there
    were 275,000 full-time online K-12 students, and a total of 1.8 million distance
    education enrollments.
  • Collaboration tools which leverage email, cloud-based systems, social media
    centric platforms and digital content libraries are in demand and needs continue
    to grow as students at all grade levels can work on basic assignments and large
    projects without having to meet at school. These resources create a learning
    environment that mirrors more of their day-to-day digital lifestyle.
  • Online tools and places are used by nearly 73 percent of educators which
    include mobile applications, lesson planning tools, social media sharing, and
    lecture recording/uploading. Like the students they are teaching, educators have
    needs for preparation, classroom management and lesson execution tools.