The coronavirus pandemic has not only impacted the way how we live, but also affected the way how we study and develop ourselves. Almost all schools and institutions around the world have shifted to online education to ensure that the curriculum continues to thrive even as students are sitting at home waiting for things to get normal. A few months ago, online education was not considered as effective as traditional teaching methods in many parts of the country, but things have changed since the advent of COVID-19. It can also be said that it is the only way left to impart education, as everyone must maintain social distance in order to stay safe and infection-free.
According to surveys, approximately 91% of the world’s students have been impacted in terms of continuing their education. However, it is worth noting that UNESCO is assisting countries in their efforts to mitigate the immediate impact of school closures, particularly for more vulnerable and disadvantaged communities, and to ensure the continuity of education for all through remote learning. The UNESCO has predicted that the coronavirus pandemic will negatively impact more than 290 million students across 22 countries and around 32 crore students in India.
As a result, the government is expected to promote e-Learning to the greatest extent possible. EdTech industry is expected to boom, with an increasing number of students getting toward online learning. Since social distancing and staying-at-home have become the new norms, online learning appears to be an even more critical step to be taken. Online learning will also be widespread as it will be easily accessible and affordable. This will also ensure student safety while reducing the risk of infection.
Furthermore, it is predicted that by 2024, more than 80% of households will be well-versed in mobile technology. As a result, even the most remote areas of our country will be acquainted with online learning via mobile learning apps or other electronic devices such as learning/educational tablets.
For the time being, when schools are closed indefinitely, Online or E-learning may replace classroom teaching to fill the void. Furthermore, once everything returns to normal, online learning may be integrated with traditional education in the future. Digital learning might act as an excellent complement and supplement to classroom teaching.
The online market in India is now growing at a rapid pace. E-learning raises educational standards, and the government strongly supports e-Learning education. The emerging wave of online learning will enable students with varying levels of thinker capability to get the most out of the learning process at their own pace, without feeling left out. Now e-Learning tools become more sophisticated and user-friendly. Indian companies are rapidly adopting e-Learning platforms as continuous employee learning becomes a planned necessity.
The need for upskilling and agile learning is on the rise, and online education is the only powerful tool to fulfill this demand. Tata Steel Digie-Shala is here with you in this upskilling journey to help mould and set up a strong foundation so that you sail high in whichever career path you choose.