E-learning vis-a-vis E-commerce

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The internet is a global gateway of networks where people connect and interact to share information or create services. Like any other technology, people see pros: email, shopping, communication and services; and cons: abusive or exploitative use of information, users’ addiction and decreased personal privacy, in it. However, the internet could be a leveraging tool for success if properly utilized.

Take a look at some of the internet’s outgrowths below:


The most well-known form of e-commerce includes online retail or online shopping. In fact, it was recorded in 2017 that an estimated 1.66 billion people purchased goods online. While in Asia Pacific alone, e-retail sales accounted for 12.1% of retail sales in 2016, but only for 1.8% of retail sales in the Middle East and Africa.

E-commerce changed the way people do business because more than just marketing and selling a product, it largely impacts the different aspects of the business like IT systems and other business processes and capabilities.  


Before the digital age, becoming a CEO would require one to have decades of experience in a company. Nowadays, entrepreneurship has become an open ground to any individual who is creative and innovative, and has the courage to make a difference in his field of expertise, regardless of age and educational attainment. As a proof, many young entrepreneurs that enormously made (still do) money online and made a mark in the digital history are Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, Matt Mullenweg of WordPress, Pete Cashmore by Mashable and duo Aaron Levie and Dylan Smith. David Karp of Tumblr is also included in the list together with siblings Catherine and David Cook of My Yearbook, Sean Belnick of Bizchair and Matt Mickiewicz of Sitepoint and Flippa.


They say that the internet has made the world smaller as people now have easier access on information and services they need, but on the contrary has become larger for those who opt to widen their horizon and dare to explore opportunities offered by the web.

One of the breakthroughs of internet is online education. Gone are the days when you had to line up to enroll and pay fees at bricks-and-mortar institutions and travel everyday to physically attend classes, instead do all these with a tap or click on your laptop via the internet.

Indeed, e-learning is rapidly growing. According to World Economic Forum, the e-learning market was worth $1.66 billion in 2015, and was estimated to grow to $255 billion by 2017. In the 2016 Global Shapers Survey, out of 25,000 global young respondents, 77.84% reported to have taken online courses in the past.

And what do you think was the most enrolled online course? In a survey conducted by The Complete University Guide, Business and Administrative Studies is the number one course enrolled online, followed by Engineering and Technology and ranking third is Social Studies.

Here’s a tip: there’s a wide array of business courses that students can choose from but the wisest choice is to take Bachelor Of Science In Accounting which can help students gain the fluency they need to complete in today’s job market.

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