The future is quite bright provided some conditions are met.These conditions readiness of learners and tutors, curriculum developers ,and stakeholders etc to effectively use these technologies. And also that the needs of the less privileged/ those in marginalized community are taken into account else eLearning might benefit some communities and some not.
I think e-learning is going to be a major factor in education globally in the future. Not only in terms of learning itself, but making education institutes ‘internationalized’. In other words – our student base will be far reaching. How does and will the impact on education in the future? In my opinion there is a mix of good/negative points. Firstly with e-learning programs offered cheaper than classroom training, where you have to look into school fees, transport fee, if you have to travel from your home to school, with online learning education is now becoming accessible to all. This is a positive point. But issues that may come about is in regards to assessment, standardization, and how to offer content to an audience from multi-national backgrounds and cultures, who all have different expectations, learning styles and an array of ideologies. When looking at e-learning on a more micro scale, it can benefit students and teacher alike, to offer a more diverse and interesting way of learning.
It can offer real-life examples, helping students to use a deeper learning approach and to connect students from different institutions, who can discuss, work on projects and share ideas. So overall, in my opinion there are many more benefits to e-learning for all stakeholders than there are negatives. Although, I think e-learning will transform itself alongside technology and may be, at some point in the future, become just another tool, in a range of many.
The wave of offering education now is moving from blended learning to pure online learning (e-learning). Therefore, the future of e-learning is positive,