Online learning programs have immense popularity among students and educators alike because they get to take advantage of digital facilities that are convenient, flexible and also affordable.
While the online learning industry is already worth $5 billion in Australia, this number is growing exponentially since the COVID-19 pandemic has swept the globe.
The resulting lockdown and self-quarantines are encouraging Australians to gain new skills, get higher education, and take professional courses to make themselves more attractive to employers. These distance learners have a golden opportunity to attend virtual lectures, get coursework, take exams, and conduct research online.
And that's just the start. Here are several reasons why online learning has caught on so quickly in Australia over the last few months: