In the 1990s, digital learning or eLearning started to take off, leading the way into a digital realm of education. The word eLearning was first created in 1998. To put that in perspective, this was the same year that Google was launched.
Since 2000, there has been a 900% growth in the eLearning industry. This is significantly more than previously thought. But why did this form of education become so popular? It naturally evolved from the use of technology in everyday life. It was a way for everyone to have access to education and to make it fit in with your schedule, rather than the other way around. It offered a lot of potential and advantages that could not be ignored.