The ability to share knowledge is probably one of the main reason we are still populating the Earth. Early humans managed to progress and journey across the earth by exchanging and improving their tools. The more contact between groups, the stronger technology developed.
Over the last decade, elearning has evolved from simply a term used to define an educational experiment to a very large industry that is definitely here to stay. As it will reach $107 billion by 2015, according to Global Industry Analysts, the e-learning field became the big player in the education market, shifting education towards new and fertile territory and new means of delivery.
The online learning industry has grown significantly over the past few years. Fueled by technology advancements, it has changed the way we perceive education in general. Student engagement and learning outcomes have become key points of interest in all types of online learning. The digital era has brought many tools that now allow for a more collaborative kind of classroom. A good example of this is the increasingly popular tendency to “flip a classroom.”