International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 5, Special Issue 4, Part H (2019)
Impact of digitalization in the distance education
Dr. Ram Mehar
India is a vast country with much diversity – in culture, language, heritage etc. and so is its education system. We have institutions with all digitized air-conditioned classrooms as well as the transportation; There are institutions which believe in emphasizing on value education by following Guru Kul system where students are taught under the trees despite of having world-class infrastructure. At the same time there are institutions which emphasize on books and physical development of students by conducting in-house activities whereas others can afford international exchange programs and have been able to send their students even to NASA. At the same time we have institutions where students struggle for books. India holds an important place in the global education industry. The country has more than 1.4 million schools with over 227 million students enrolled and more than 36,000 higher education institutes. India has one of the largest higher education systems in the world. However, there is still a lot of potential for further development in the education system. India's online education market size is expected to touch US$ 45 billion. An RNCOS report titled, Booming Distance Education Market Outlook 2018‘expects the distance education market in India to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of around 34 per cent during 2013-14 to 2017-18. Moreover, the aim of the government to raise its current gross enrolment ratio to 30 per cent by 2020 will also boost the growth of the distance education in India. In the present article major focus is on the impact of digitalization on the distance education.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Ram Mehar. Impact of digitalization in the distance education. International Journal of Applied Research. 2019; 5(4S): 254-257.