E-learning has been a major buzzword and typically the only positives from the grave pandemic we are witnessing today. Everyday posts on LinkedIn suggest that there are many professionals who are looking to upskill themselves and make the best of their time.
Professionals today are quite aware of the economic fallout the virus has led us to. The US has lost about 22 million jobs. India is on a cliff-hanger. While the firms are trying very hard, with no revenue in hand it is becoming very difficult for the companies to give salaries to their employees. There are many companies that have sent their staff on furlough. Others are waiting for the markets to open because their cash deposits are running out. The companies are in talks with the government and stated they are in no position to give wages to the employees if the market doesn’t open. In that case, a lot of employees might be sent on unpaid leaves or even show doors to some. The current unemployment rate is about 26% which has been the highest past very long.
In these situations where its hard to predict your future career, learning and upskilling is the only way to increase your worth for you and your firm. The companies are going to be very over particular on whom to keep and whom to send on furlough. The only thing to keep you in jobs is your relevance on the job and how much can you do in spite of others not being there. Eg: A manager who knows coding is far more eligible to stay in the company than someone who doesn’t know to code and depend on someone else to do the job.
Among all the ways to upskill, E-learning platforms enjoy a fair share of success. This is potential because of lockdown situation where there are no other alternatives. Further E-learning is easy, informative, and most importantly risk-free from physical interaction. With the majority of IT sector planning to start off after July, it gives a fair amount of time for professionals to adopt new skills and be ready for the new market.
The courses provided by these E-Learning platforms are immense and goes from learning a guitar, meditation to data science, HR strategies, and digital marketing. Today these platforms also have leadership programs taught by India’s best faculty from best institutions. These courses gain a fair share of attraction from professionals from all age groups depending on the skill they wish to adopt.
According to several reports, these courses give you a prominent chance to not only secure your job but also to gain hikes by 3-5 Lacs. They also help you reach up to leadership roles and move the hierarchy. With the coming of the digital era, learning has been one thing that has grown cheaper and easier to access. The monthly spending on travel and entertainment can help you gain a prominent skill to match with the highly competitive world.
With the arrival of E-learning, learning has been though differently. Not the classroom and notes image which was hectic and time-consuming but a lot more adaptive, specialization is driven and more user friendly.
The only positive from the pandemic should be adopted even after we return to normal lives as we aim to learn and grow every day.