Research says that India’s working population is set to increase to 115 million by 2025. This figure is both, an asset, as well as a massive responsibility. If apt training is provided and the talent is harnessed, then it will be a major step towards solving the many hindrances that lie in the path of a rapidly growing India.
Bearing this in mind, the applicability of e-learning increases monumentally, since it has a far wider reach and more benefits compared to traditional training and educational structures. It can be used as a critical tool for helping enhance the skills of India’s workforce. An e-learning based skilling system will not only help a greater number of people get lucrative jobs but also lead to a better, more informed and satisfied populace, thus impacting the society too.
How E-Learning is Creating More Jobs
The advantage of e-learning is unfolding in two ways – one for the student and another for the educator. While e-learning gets a segment of population job ready, it also creates job opportunities for another segment, for educators and developers are constantly required to create a dynamic system of updated learning. Domain skills and soft skills – e-learning can cater to both. It is also an efficient set-up to close any gaps of knowledge between what the institutions are teaching, and the industry is demanding, through a focus on what is the latest
E-Learning is Beneficial in Workplaces
Progress, growth, adaptation and efficiency are extremely important to organizations of the day, and hence businesses are turning to digital training for its benefits overshadow traditional face-to-face, classroom style set-ups. Not all employees have the bandwidth to be available at a pre-stipulated time for a certain training; e-learning gives them the flexibility to learn at self-appointed times. Revisiting key information points becomes easy and the same can be applied in day to day tasks for efficiency. Employees with motor disabilities, irregular work hours or those working out of multiple locations are also given the required flexibility through e-trainings.
Web-based learning is also cheaper, thus being employer-friendly too. Costs are also saved because the staff is less likely to spend time outside the office for training. Research has revealed that retention of information is more in digital learning set-ups, along with being time-efficient.
E-learning is the Hope of Rural and Remote Areas
That rural areas suffer neglect and apathy in terms of infrastructure and skilled resources are popular knowledge. This is evident in rural schools, and opportunities for skilling the young into becoming industry and job-ready are far and few in between. But thanks to e-learning, there is an opportunity to bridge this great chasm. The quality of learning definitely goes up, along with the chance to disseminate information to a larger mass with digitization. As e-learning permeates more geographies, the experience is becoming more affordable with access to world-class resources, thus helping create a level playing field.
The recent thrust on digitizing the Indian economy and the challenging demands posed by the rapidly growing businesses are driving the momentum in the learning and skilling domain, and stand to benefit greatly if digital training were to be made available across the length and breadth of the country. According to research, the size of the e-learning market is predicted to evolve globally from USD 165 in 2016 to USD 240 Billion in 2023. India must find a way to benefit from these statistics along with its huge workforce potential, not only to deal with the problem of joblessness, but also to help India gain a greater international poise as an economic power to reckon with.