The report forecasts the Virtual and Remote Laboratories in Europe to grow at a CAGR of 36.52% during the period 2016-2020.
The report has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.
One trend that is influencing the market positively is the integration of learning management systems with virtual and remote laboratories. Virtual and remote laboratories can be integrated with LMS to plan, implement, and evaluate the learning process. When LMS are combined with online laboratories, instructors can offer a holistic e-learning program to their students, which not only facilitate experimentation but also allow theory documentation and more interactivity among learners.
According to the report, a key growth driver in this market is the growth of inquiry based learning. IBL helps students to acquire conceptual knowledge about their subject and develop inquiry skills. Institutions allow students to perform scientific experiments using virtual and remote laboratories, which are structured, to enhance their pedagogy. There are tools available to teachers, which help to create IBL interfaces with drag and drop features.
Further, the report states that one challenge that could hamper market growth is the availability of open source lab equipment and 3-D printers.