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The advent of online courses has helped millions of Africans to pursues their tertiary education without leaving their jobs.
In this fast-paced world, it is impossible to stay in just one field and not be compelled to multitask. With such dynamic changes and advancements over the years, one must upgrade themselves. But how long can one remain a student?
Thanks to new age technology, one can easily take up a profession and also pursue their education. With blended learning modules and e-learning options, classrooms have seen a drastic shift in how it operates. Students are now able to study from the comforts of their homes or even while juggling between their work schedules. Gone are the days when time-bound learning existed, and Universities around the world have entirely taken advantage of this.
Online education refers to complete virtual environment learning. Online education plays a significant role in developing the education industry overall in terms of innovation. Platforms that facilitate interactive learning are gaining popularity. Improvements in IT security and the implementation of cloud-based solutions has increased the adoption rate of the online education system. As a result, people can now enjoy a smooth learning experience on a safe and reliable online platform. Advancements in the field of artificial intelligence are expected to boost the growth rate of the online education market further.
“As reported by the British social media marketing agency, We Are Social, the number of Internet users in Africa increased by 20 percent between 2017 and 2018. Industry experts predict the total number of mobile broadband connections in Africa to further double from 419 million in 2017 to 1.07 billion by 2022. According to Ericsson, commercial mobile 5G will start to roll out in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region in 2019 and will be widely deployed in 2020 and 2021.”
As the ultra-fast 5G technology is expected to be widely deployed in Africa in the next couple of years, digital learning in Africa will continue to boom through mobile devices.
As a continent of more than one billion people, Africa has become the world’s fastest-growing market for mobile communications and the internet in the world. Africa is the fastest-growing e-learning market in the world. It is because of the sheer need of the students who want higher education but face difficulties due to lack of access or unable to break away from their work schedule. Fiber optic connectivity has allowed Africa to blossom, and the increased access to the internet has allowed more students to participate, especially those students in cities.
“The Global Online Education market size is projected to witness a compound annual growth rate of 10.26% during the forecast period to reach a total market size of US$286.62 billion by 2023, increasing from US$159.52 billion in 2017.”
Traditional campuses, while still prevalent in Africa, are less accessible to students because of cost, distance, and family situations. An online classroom is an environment created through the use of a learning management system that allows students and teachers to connect either in real-time or virtually.
BRICS Learning Methodology
Texila American University is significantly contributing to the African educational landscape through its online education, which is completely designed in a way for learners to earn a degree in their own learning style. Texila’s unique teaching methodology, called BBRRIICCSS (BRICS), is a uniquely designed teaching-learning methodology tailored for the distance and online learning programs, where students will learn the subjects in blocks. Block-based learning is the dedicated learning of one subject at a time, with each block specifically designed for a 2-month or 8-week period.
So, if your dream is to enhance your career at your convenience and at an affordable cost, enroll in one of our many online programs immediately. It is also a great opportunity for those who wish to study more but without disturbing their work-life or schedule.