30 Best Awakening Quotes on e-learning

Need some motivation or inspiration to learn digitally? Well, you’re at the right place. This article is a blend of the 30 best quotes/sayings/thoughts on eLearning or online education by top industry leaders, educators, and authors that can help encourage students, teachers, and parents to support and adapt to online education.

  1. “I envision better teaching methods and new education technologies that will revolutionize the classroom and encourage lifelong learning.” —Bill Gates

2. “We don’t believe that you should ever replace physical education. Even in a thousand years, a computer will never be able to do so.” —Sal Khan (founder, Khan Academy)

3. “eLearning doesn’t just “happen”! It requires careful planning and implementation.” —Anonymous

4. Online learning is not the next big thing, it is the now big thing.” —Donna J. Abernathy

5. Universities have come to realize that online is not a fad. The question is not whether to engage in this area but how to do it. —Daphne Koller (cofounder, Coursera)

6. If I had my wish, I would wave a wand and make MOOCs disappear. —Moshe Vardi (Israeli mathematician, Professor of Computer Science at Rice University, United States)

7. “Education is a tarnished brand, but learning is pristine.” —Lynda Weinman(founder  lynda.com, now LinkedIn Learning)

8. Online education that leaves almost everybody behind except for highly motivated students, to me, can’t be a viable path to education. —Sebastian Thrun (chairman and co-founder of Udacity)

9. At the end of the day, I think the more online educators there are, I think the better off the whole world is. —Anant Agarwal(CEO of edX)

10. Online education and technology are doubtless going to change how we learn in the years ahead. Remote learning is inexpensive and brings down the cost of near-universal access. —Andrew Yang (American entrepreneur, politician, philanthropist and Democratic candidate for New York City mayor)

11. In online learning environments, it is often hard to tell whether a student is struggling. By the time test scores are lagging, it’s often too late – the student has already quit. —Rana el Kaliouby(CEO of Affectiva)

12. Our robots are signing up for online learning. After decades of attempts to program robots to perform complex tasks like flying helicopters or surgical suturing, the new approach is based on observing and recording the motions of human experts as they perform these feats. —Ken Goldberg (American artist, writer, inventor, and researcher in the field of robotics and automation)

13. The global e-learning online market is on fire. Organizations which feel left out of this non-linear world of opportunities are seeing the need to adopt this new way of lifelong learning. —Ronnie Screwvala(Co-Founder and Chairman – upGrad)

14. Online education, then, can serve two goals. For students lucky enough to have access to great teachers, blended learning can mean even better outcomes at the same or lower cost. And for the millions here and abroad who lack access to good, in-person education, online learning can open doors that would otherwise remain closed. —Daphne Koller(cofounder, Coursera)

15. When we think about online learning, it’s such ‘early days.’ Bill Gates is a wildly smart insightful guy. Yet, even a guy as smart and insightful as that, 30 years ago can say things like, ‘Who’s every going to need more than 640K of memory?’ —Reed Hastings(co-founder, chairman, and co-chief executive officer of Netflix)

16. I feel there is so much more we can do in improving education, making it accessible and understanding how technology can be a part of the solution. —Jim Breyer(founder and CEO of Breyer Capital)

17. Online education is like a rising tide, it’s going to lift all boats —Anant Agarwal(CEO, edX)

18. Lord knows there’s a lot of bad news in the world today to get you down, but there is one big thing happening that leaves me incredibly hopeful about the future, and that is the budding revolution in global online higher education. —Thomas Friedman(American political commentator and author)

19.“Online learning is rapidly becoming one of the most cost-effective ways to educate the world’s rapidly expanding workforce” —R. Buckminster Fuller, author, inventor, architect, futurist.

20. “online learning revolution is democratizing and enabling education” —Penelope Tainton(working in the South African government department)

21. If children do not learn the way we teach, we must teach the way they learn.” —Margaret Mead(American cultural anthropologist)

22. “Technology’s role is to support great teachings and learning by helping both learners and learning guardians be more successful.” —Jessie Woolley-Wilson(CEO of DreamBox)

23. “e-Learning shouldn’t be a casual joy ride on a Sunday afternoon with the cruise control engaged. The sole purpose of e-Learning is to teach.” —Christopher Palm, Graphic Artist, Allen Interactions

24. “When it comes to eLearning, content means everything. If eLearning content is not masterfully designed, all the rest will just go down the drain.”  — Christopher Pappas, Founder, eLearningIndustry

25. People expect to be bored by eLearning- let’s show them it doesn’t have to be like that! –Cammy Bean, Kineo’s VP of learning design

26. People often tout interactivity as the great benefit offered by eLearning, yet most interactivity does nothing to either engage or instruct —Ethan Edwards, Chief instructional strategist

27. Online learning can be a lifeline to those who have obstacles, such as geographical distances or physical disabilities. —Paul Levinson, American author

28. Technology will not replace great teachers but technology in the hands of great teachers can be transformational. —George Couros, Author

29. “The most important principle for designing lively eLearning is to see eLearning design not as information design but as designing an experience.” —Cathy Moore 

30. “Teaching in the Internet age means we must teach tomorrow’s skills today.” —Dr. Jennifer Fleming, Associate Professor at California State University