Today, the world is changing more rapidly than ever before, causing us to question all of our basic solutions and institutions. Education is certainly amongst them. You never stop learning, and the only way to stay competitive and keep up with change and progress is through continuous learning and self-education. The biggest and most exciting advantage is that education has never been so accessible and affordable. Sometimes, it’s even free! Ambient Insight projects that by 2019, 50 percent of all classes will be taught online.
Technology challenges the concept of “normal” or “standard” education. Learning has become much faster: On a mobile device, you can complete a course in 20 minutes; it would take an entire semester at a university or school. And these courses not only save you a lot of time, they help you save money, too. Mobile learning offers you choices in regard to organizing and allocating your time, while raising your level of productivity and the productivity of your company. After all, the technology makes it possible to learn while in Africa, the US, Europe, Australia, or in any other corner of the world.
Besides enhancing effectiveness and productivity, new learning technologies have revolutionized another aspect of education: It provides natural and engaging experiences through gamification. While in the past learning was a necessity and an obligation, today learning is fun. Information is becoming well organized and “to the point”. Learning is highly accessible through game play, and you have the opportunity to compete with others throughout the world.
Basically, learning is free, accessible (to everyone, from everywhere), and fun. According to the e-learning industry, tech learning is currently worth $5.3 billion, with an annual growth rate of 18.2 percent. It’s predicted to reach $12.2 billion by 2017. Tech learning enables you to save time and resources, and it also increases your effectiveness.
This is what SoloLearn aims to achieve: We want to build a community of happy SoloLearners, who gain career and life choices that can be used to self-develop and help others grow and develop new skills, anytime and anywhere, for free.