VC: Low percentage of distance learners has potential to grow rapidly
The current low percentage of distance learners has the potential to grow rapidly if educational technology is successfully introduced.
That's according to total solutions provider, Virtual College who welcomed the UK government's publication of its international education strategy.
According to the report, the government will be offering extra support to the UK edtech industry to internationalise its products and services. And Rod Knox, CEO of Virtual College, believes it is vital to recognise the pace of change within the market.
"It is very siognificant that the UK government recognises how important the education sector is to the UK economy and the role that educational technology plays," he said.
"At present, the UK is heavily reliant on students coming to study in the UK but only 20 per cent of these are using distance, flexible, distributed learning.
"It is important to recognise the pace of innovation in the market, and while MOOCs feature in this, they are not the only means of delivery of on-line courses in large numbers."