More use of internet in lifelong learning

Lifelong learning is crucial in the evolving work environment; the tools are getting better and more accessible. Here are examples:

  • Internet user growth rose 7 percent in 2017, down from 12 percent the year before.
  • People are spending more time online: U.S. adults spent 5.9 hours per day on digital media in 2017  (3.3 of those hours on mobile).
  • Freelance work is becoming more common.
  • Tech companies are facing increasing pressure over privacy issues.
  • Voice-controlled devices are taking off.
  • E-commerce is exploding: it grew 16 percent in the U.S. in 2017.
  • Smartphone unit shipments are stagnating.