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Distance learning has always been seen as a solution to give greater access to education, especially in communities where educational facilities are limited, or for more mature students who have to juggle school with other commitments such as work or family.

In Asia, we have been seeing the rise of edutech startups who are helping students to learn better through technology, such as Jakarta-based Zenius or London-based Quipper who has a strong presence in Asian market.

The rise of virtual reality (VR) also means that the education sector –particularly distance learning platforms such as MOOCs and online schools– will be able to integrate it to create a more meaningful learning experience for students.

This infographic courtesy of NowSourcing breaks it down for you.

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