In the 1990s, digital learning or eLearning started to take off, leading the way into a digital realm of education. The word eLearning was first created in 1998. To put that in perspective, this was the same year that Google was launched.

Since 2000, there has been a 900% growth in the eLearning industry

Source: The Future of Online Learning – Careers and Education News

The Future Of Online Education