E-learning ‘popular among professionals’
Dubai, November 12, 2013
E-learning and online education in the Middle East is becoming increasingly popular among professionals aiming to have better employment opportunities, said a report.
Online language learning, with the online education segment, was found to greatly benefit organisations with multinational operations, giving them access to a scalable solution that can impact their competitive advantage, it said.
Rosetta Stone, a global leader in online language-learning solutions for businesses, educational institutions and individuals, has been working with organisations and educational institutions for 20 years and has seen a growing demand for online language learning in the region.
The Middle East e-learning revenues are projected to reach $560 million in 2016 from $378 million in 2011, with an annual growth rate of 8 per cent, according to the Ambient Insight’s ‘Middle East Market for Self-paced e-Learning Report.’
“Education in the Middle East continues to be an important aspect of government expenditure and the exploration of different ways to provide quality education has been at the forefront of such policy decisions,” said Donavan Whyte, vice president, EMEA Enterprise and Education at Rosetta Stone.
“Technology has provided a great shift in education opening up a world of opportunities for institutions, teachers and students alike by making learning hugely scalable.”
Primary driving forces behind the increase in demand are the extensive conversion of text into digital format, accompanied by the substantial usage of tablets and smart learning tools across the education sector in the region, said the report.
The leading e-learning solutions provide users the opportunity to learn under real-world and real-time conditions which, in the case of language learning, is critical, it said.
“Language learning in that context takes on greater significance as governments, corporates and higher education institutions realise the power of having multilingual employees that bridges business with economies thus enhancing the workplace and ultimately the bottom-line,” Whyte added.
The Rosetta Stone TOTALe-PRO solution offers scalable, online language learning that can be incorporated into existing language classrooms or used as an individual learning programme. - TradeArabia News Service