Global Digital Media - E-Education, E-Learning and E-Government Trends and Statistics
Students, citizens and employees all around the world have been taking advantage of the advancements in e-education and e-learning for many years now. It must be acknowledged that this sector was initially shaping up as one of the leaders in the rapidly evolving digital society. E-education has been a sector that BuddeComm predicted would be a leader in digital transformation. However this has not happened. The sector has largely resisted change and is largely unprepared for the massive economic and social changes ahead. Some universities have proved the exception, as many of them depend to a large extent upon students that are linked remotely.
Collaboration is another key feature, with some universities now operating well-established networks with colleagues around the world. In addition, e-learning in a broader sense is forging ahead with major Internet Media companies taking a key interest. Massive Online Open Courses (MooCs) are a key area for future developments and it will also be worth observing how the new Google Helpouts fares during 2014.
The digital world continues to influence the growth and development of e-education, with a number of trends emerging in this sector. Cloud computing is beginning to be implemented for use at an operational level, resulting in potential infrastructure cost reductions and administration time. Mobile technology is also beginning to be utilised as an education tool, particularly by academic and healthcare organizations.
Governments around the world also continue to implement mobile apps and cloud computing infrastructure in order to offer improved e-government services.
This report explores the key trends and developments occurring in the global education, e-learning and e-government sectors, supported by examples. The report is designed to provide current observations which may assist investors, analysts and industry participants in making investment and business decisions.
E-learning and e-education markets continue to grow apace and Internet media companies are becoming involved in services for e-education. One example includes Google Helpouts, launched in November 2013; by late 2013 there were 73,090 teachers using Skype in the Classroom; Massive Open Online Courses (MooCs) are a recent e-education development.