Online training is a fast-growing economy. From $165 billions in 2015 to $255 billions in 2017 it developed way faster than expected as studieswere envisioning to reach that number in 2023. This is thus a booming market for all type of teaching, from academic to hobbies.
Companies are also using more and more this vector of transmission of knowledge as 90%of them are already stating using it.
Online training from Academic circles to gardening
Online training isn’t only a tool for staff onboarding or training. It is also widely spreading by universities willing to expand their market beyond borders and adapt to student that cumulates job and studies.
The variety of content is also flourishing from personal growth to hobbies tutorial or alternative healing therapy, music courses and so on.
Being it for hobbies, extending your knowledge in your working field or reorienting a career, online training offers a wide range of courses with an as wide range of prices.
Expending the adult continuous training offer
Far from endanger the physical class rooms offer, online training is to be perceived as an expansion of the global training offer. It offers references beyond borders and allows to discover various approach as much culturally than technically.
Online training: a new approach to learn and a question of motivation
Online teaching is spreading fast but culturally it can still come as a shock and be difficult to handle for employees used to be coached and pushed. They have to learn again how to stay motivated and organize their study time on top of the working time. Without the excuse of the classroom it requires commitment and dedication.
The flexibility offered by the digital training is appealing and allows many to take on courses that they could not imagine before. However, studies show that to ensure courses completion there is still a lot to be learnt from the online trainers, as the average completion rate is estimated at 3%. Online teaching is therefore requiring different techniques of transferring knowledge to cope with the attention span challenge and the need of humanisation of the supports.
A new approach for education
With online training it is not anymore, the student that goes to a teacher but the teacher that comes to the student. It is a noticeable change that has implication on the way the teacher should animate and engage with its student. The gamification and entertainment is becoming part of the tool to captivate and motivate the student.
Online training can be perceived as an excellent excuse to revise the way we teach to grown up and children. The invisible mission of the digital teacher will be to be innovative and inspire the change on education.
Article written by Christel Mesey
Transformational & project coaching – Coach for online course Creator – NLP Master Practicionner