FutureLearn, a leading global online learning platform, today unveiled its The Future of Learning Report developed with YouGov, a market research and data analytics firm. Measuring the future of learning worldwide, it features commentary from experts and insights from three global markets – U.S., UK and Australia. The report spotlights America’s changing attitudes towards learning and the educational landscape impacted by COVID-19 and social issues like the Black Lives Matter movement.
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INCLUSION AND ACCESS
With nearly half of people globally (49%) believing online learning will be more accessible for people with disabilities, introverts are welcoming it according to 48% of those surveyed, as it enables people to feel more confident and learn subjects traditionally limited to the linear educational path.
Diana Laurillard, Professor of Learning with Digital Technology at UCL said, “We have to make sure that digital innovation and acceleration does not widen this disparity.”
Dr Rachid Hourizi, Director at the Institute of Coding adds, “There are some people for whom online education is exactly the right path, and without it they wouldn’t have the opportunity they currently do. It’s perfectly possible to design brilliantly useful online education, but it’s equally possible to create a new set of exclusions if we design online education poorly.”
Interestingly, 37% of Americans agree online learning can provide similar benefits to formal, on-campus education with 25% likely to take an online course within the next five years to grow their skills to get ahead in their careers. Moreover, 32% of Americans believe online learning can allow for greater inclusion in education.
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Americans surveyed said they see the following as a benefit to take an online course because:
1. It allows people to learn at their own pace (55%)
2. It is financially accessible (42%)
3. Offers privacy that enables people to feel more confident to learn subjects they wouldn’t usually feel comfortable taking (41%)
4. Provides high quality education to people physically constrained (42%)
5. Physically accessible (39%) and allows people to learn at one’s own pace (55%)
6. Enables people to learn more targeted skills (42%) and learn new skills needed to achieve personal goals (39%)
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