A Year of Online Learning During a Pandemic and What it Taught Us.

BigBlueButton is the world’s most popular online classroom. It’s an open-source classroom, which means it is free to use for any school in any country. This also means that developers can modify it and add their own functionality that fits the needs of their students, no matter how great or small  their audience.

You’ll find it embedded into 75% or the world’s most trusted Learning Management Systems and it has been localized in 65 different languages, so that teachers and students everywhere can benefit from it.

In the past 14 months alone. BigBlueButton has driven 1.5 Billion minutes of classroom teaching time for almost 300 million users in more than 20 million sessions.

That’s the equivalent of more than 2853 years of teaching!

Since 2000, e-Learning has grown by a whopping 900% and that trend is expected to continue with the market expected to reach $340 billion in value by 2026.

The United States, India, China, South Korea, United Kingdom, and Côte d’Ivoire have invested most in e-Learning, with the US and Europe currently the largest e-Learning markets and the Asia-Pacific market set to explode with an expected 13.7% annual growth rate.

And students are thriving online.

A recent survey showed that 52% of graduate students in the U.S. found their online college-level education to provide a better learning experience than their college-level classroom education.

And e-Learning is growing within the corporate world, with Global corporate online learning market projected to grow to $50 billion by 2026. This adoption of e-Learning in the corporate world has been driven by the  proven learning outcomes, business results, and employee satisfaction in the education space.

The Learning Management System (LMS) market is also witnessing rapid growth as institutional e-Learning rises. The LMS market is projected to reach $29.9 billion by 2025, with a projected annual growth rate of 21.1%. 

And online courses are good for the environment, resulting in nearly 87% less energy consumption and an 85% reduction in CO2 emissions when compared to traditional classroom courses. 

With the continued emergence of e-Learning, the overall global savings in energy consumption and carbon footprint over the coming decades could be massive.

Greater flexibility and lower costs are fueling the demand for online programs. In 2019 83% of higher education administrators in the US reported a surge in demand for online programs in their institutions. 

Online learning is here to stay
and BigBlueButton has built a
solution for the world.

You’ll find it in use in countries and regions across the globe including North Africa, Germany, Canada, India, Singapore, and Australia.

BigBlueButton serves small remote schools and districts and works flawlessly at scale in larger, more demanding environments. It works everywhere.

The future of education will be a hybrid of in-person and online learning. Students will have more options and teachers will continue to create exciting ways to engage and inspire students to new success. 

Everyday, BigBlueButton helps the world learn, and because of that, the possibilities are endless.