What is the global demand for online education?
As the demand for online education grows at a rapid pace, universities are trying to work out how to participate in this trend. Data from DistanceLearningPortal.com based on two million visits to the website during 2013 now reveals some of the hard facts regarding demand for online education.
The data shows that the highest demand for online education is in the United Kingdom, which represents 15.1% of the total demand in the world, and that most online students are between 25-29. Regarding online study programmes, most of them are at the Bachelor level (69%) and from the field of Business and Economics (29%).
DistanceLearningPortal is run by StudyPortals, a partner with ICDE on a study of the impact of distance education on the participation of adult learners, the European Commission funded IDEAL project.