As part of our #Outlook15 series, we asked heads of online education companies - Edukart, Testbook, Meritnation and WizIQ about their focus areas for 2015 and the challenges that the online education sector needs to address. Answers have been shortened for brevity. Which according to you were the top developments and roadblocks with respect to the digital education sector in 2014? Why? Ishan Gupta, Edukart - 2014 had been an important year for digital education because there has been a rise in both adoption and acceptance as more universities and course providers went online. Even the MOOC platforms like Coursera, Udacity, EdX attracted more courses and course providers. On EduKart, we also have added many new course providers during this year in different functional areas including law, healthcare and big data. - But despite these developments, if one compares the online education offerings with the opportunities available, then we should expect to see a larger range online courses becoming available in 2015. Narendra Agarwal, Testbook The top development has been the emergence of new players in test prep market and VC's again looking into digital education seriously. The major roadblock is the low penetration of internet in India. Prayag Panchwadkar, Meritnation E learning in India is looking at promising growth due to the continuing rapid growth of the online education market. The government focus on creating a “Digital India” is a significant development which will lead to enhanced growth for the digital education sector. Availability of high quality internet connectivity…
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