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Women and Online Learning in Emerging Markets (2022)

Created Sep 22 2023, 5:24 AM by Veronica Del Motto
  • Education and Skills
  • Digital Inclusion

In the ever-shifting digital space, adult online learning is increasingly important for accessing job relevant courses and credentials. However, in emerging markets of Asia and Africa, only about one third of online learners are women, compared to nearly half in North America, Europe, and South America. This fascinating study from the IFC, developed in partnership with Coursera and the European Commission, gives a comprehensive view of trends in Educational Technology (EdTech) – which is projected to grow to USD404 billion by 2025. EdTech is particularly salient in South Asia where conservative attitudes and concerns about mobility, safety, and family considerations impact women’s learning choices. This report is a must-read for a better understanding of the far-reaching potential of online learning in emerging economies and the importance of reaching out to women learners to achieve gender parity. Read more