E-Learning in the Arab World is Not a Second-Class Citizen

The concept of e-learning is receiving more attention and acceptance in the Arab world than ever before. This has led to an entirely unorthodox scenario for the advancement of e-learning programs in the region, where an exaggerating number of academic facilities are now embracing the idea of e-learning.

The history may not be so positive for online universities in the Arab world, but the present represents an entirely different picture. The number of e-learning programs in online universities is growing rapidly in different parts of the Arab world, which is why e-earning competes with conventional campus-based learning environments. So, what exactly has changed today in the region that the e-learning industry is enjoying all the benefits as a first-class citizen. Let’s find out in this article.

Substantial Students’ Interest In E-Learning

Today, students look here, there, and everywhere, evaluating different options so that they can find themselves fit for professional positions as soon as possible. So, what’s not to like! Don’t we all want more results with less legwork?

According to a survey report conducted on the acceptance level of online education in the Arab world, a good majority of at least 71% people agree to the fact that e-learning is viewed as a more respected platform today than it used to be some five years back. This is the very reason why students give more preference to e-learning platforms in the region when it comes to acquiring higher education. Several other surveys on the academic scene in the region have revealed increased inclination of students towards e-learning platforms for obvious reasons for instance faster programs, convenient way of study, flexible learning hours and above all affordable fee structure.

Respect And Recognition From Employers

How e-learning concept is professed by employers, not only in the Arab world but also in all four corners of the words, determines the acceptance level of e-learning platforms. Now that’s an old notion. Today, employers in the Arab world see no difference between e-learning and traditional campus-based learning and that too at any entry level. A recent academic survey, while highlighting the growing demand for online graduates in the region, suggests that at least 61.6% professionals in the Arab world consider online graduates as their first choice for varying positions in their companies. Online graduates are proving to be companies’ must-have and valuable assets, may they be small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) or leading big regional and international companies.

Mounting Public Trust On E-Learning

When invention is coupled with uniqueness, success factor always knocks the door. E-learning might has taken some time to get its due share of acknowledgement in the Arab world at the start, but it is now a proven phenomenon. The computer-based learning has grabbed a lot of attention in the recent years and still continues to achieve new heights of success. As indicated by another private academic survey, at least 83% people in the region have shown their likeliness for e-learning programs. Given that, the Arab world has taken some serious and tangible steps for the promotion of e-learning in the recent years by training their faculty and introducing advance online programs, the public trust on online degrees has mounted as students, employers and governments have started supporting the e-learning platforms in unison.