The world of digitisation has taken a leap in every field per say. A recent survey has revealed that 82% and 76% Indian learners reported higher career and educational benefits, respectively, than the global average.
The survey by Coursera, in partnership with researchers at University of Pennsylvania and University of Washington, revealed that 72% reported career advancement and 61% registered educational advancement.
These reported outcomes were even greater among learners who cited career or educational advancement as their primary motive to enroll in online courses.
According to the survey, learners from lower socioeconomic status (SES), from emerging economies, and those without a bachelor’s degree reported the greatest impact, hinting that open online education empowers people of all backgrounds.
In this, 50% of Indians seeking to advance their careers reported improved candidacy for a new job as compared to 43% globally.
The survey was divided into two groups-career builders and education seekers.
Ninety-per cent career builders in India saw benefits like improving candidacy for a new position better than global average of 87% and 36% of career builders in India saw benefits like salary hike, a promotion, a new job or starting a new business, said the survey.
Chalking the education seekers, the survey revealed that 35% of learners in India looked forward to further their education, while 68% of Indian education seekers gained knowledge essential to a field of study.
The male-female breakdown was 59/41, the most common age range was 26-35, and 57.6% designated full time employment. The top countries represented were the United States, China, India and Brazil.
Daphne Koller, Co-Founder and President of Coursera, said, “As India increases broadband penetration, we hope to further increase the pace of growth in the market and reach more Indians who can benefit from access to a great education.”