Online Education Market In India To Touch $1.96 Bn By 2021 – Decoding The Impact On EdTech Startups

Online education in India will see approximately 8x growth in the next five years, says a recent report by Google, KPMG. This will have a significant impact on the edtech market that has a potential to touch $1.96 Bn by 2021 from where it stands now i.e. $247 Mn. Traditional education systems (such as classrooms, tuitions) are slowly losing their importance as both students and educators embrace what edtech startups offer – convenience, personalisation, and agility. Then, we have newer concepts such as MOOCs (massively open online courses) gaining popularity…

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Telepresence technology brings personal touch to online classes

Dive Brief: Telepresence technology is reshaping some higher ed classrooms, letting students, professors and experts from all over tap into a more authentic classroom experience. The virtual collaboration tools allow students to directly interact with experts and even classmates in face-to-face virtual settings, with some Harvard Business School students, for example, taking online classes from home that are filmed in a television studio. Some schools are using robots to act as proxies for remote students, both in the classroom and in fields like health care where hands-on experience is valuable.…

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