Now-a-days self learning has become more popular because of the vast internet connectivity across the world. One of the popular and dominant methods with which Self-learning occurs is through e-Learning which constitutes usage of either web-based, mobile-based or tablet-based learning.
Trainees and Learners prefer e-learning over classroom learning to avoid the commute to reach the place of classroom training and there is no restriction on the time at which they could start or end a course. The level of personalization in e-Learning is quite greater than that of classroom learning. Attributes like Cost effectiveness, Rich media (audio-visuals), Time saving, Test and assessment, Accessibility makes e-Learning system most effective to pursue courses ranging from technology to art of living.
If we contemplate about the technology used, because of the robust architecture used in cloud computing, many industries move their focus from investing into processing power to renting processing power from a specialized vendor but education field is no different. E-learning systems usually require many hardware and software resources. Cloud computing technologies have changed the way applications are developed and accessed. They are aimed at running applications as services over the Internet on a scalable infrastructure. Cloud computing that introduces efficient scale mechanism can let construction of E-learning system be entrusted to suppliers. An E-learning system based on Cloud computing infrastructure is feasible and it can greatly improve the efficiency of investment and the power of management. This can make E-learning system development achieve a win-win situation for suppliers and customers.
In 2012, the worldwide Mobile Learning market has reached a market value of $5.3 billion. It is estimated that the it will reach $12.2 billion by 2017 where the compound annual growth rate would be 18.2% till 2017. One can note that the top buyers of mobile learning products and services in 2012 were US, Japan, South Korea, China, and India. By 2017, it is projected that the top buyers of mobile learning products and services will be China, US, Indonesia, India, and Brazil.