This is the result of studies by the online market researcher Multiscope among more than 4,600 people. “We wanted to find out how many people are open to e-learning,” explains director John Kivit.
He can’t tell if the corona crisis has spurred an increase in online learning opportunities. “No doubt it will, but we’ve focused on the last five years. Then it turns out that a surprising 28% of the population have taken an online course. “
These can be paid courses, but also, for example, learning through a free app like Duolingo that allows you to practice foreign languages. Language is chosen most often, followed by ICT, Finance, Nursing and Management.
On average, € 970 was spent on online courses. In most cases (44%) it was the consumer who paid himself, but in 42% of the cases the employer also took the bill.
The higher the education and income of the student, the more often the boss pays. A total of 3.8 billion euros are sold on the market every year.