Digital learning is one of those things that just keeps on going. As new technologies develop, distance learning and digital options become more viable and available to a wider range of learners of all ages. Online learning is more of a broad descriptor than most of us take it to mean. It isn’t just taking classes online from an online only school, but it encompasses many different possibilities of parts of teaching and learning happening online.
The progression of where online learning started and how it has grown is really quite staggering, especially since it has only become a discussion staple for most of us pretty recently. The handy infographic below gives us an interesting timeline of digital learning, shows some of the different categories that digital learning comprises, and offers up some interesting statistics on the number of people participating in online learning and the growth that it has seen over the years. Keep reading to learn more.
Digital learning is nothing new, even though it has only recently become very widespread. The first digital learning platforms are older than you think!