COVID-19 pandemic is a wretched period the world is facing. Many countries have rightly decided to close all schools, universities and coaching institutes with immediate effect. With no alternative insight and the future of millions at risk the educators and students have shifted to innovative ways.
The 100 billion education sector of India has taken a huge leap by developing in-house learning management systems. Amid lockdown force, Cloud Classes has become a new trend. Several education institutions have shifted to online classes. Professionals are also aiming to pursue online courses and material to use this opportunity to upskill themselves.
There are many symptoms that are working in favor of online education most important being - Agility, Accessibility, and Affordability. Several working professionals who are part of the industry for 3 to 7 years are now extremely alert about the damage the economic crisis can make. To safeguard their jobs and open new avenues, many of them are looking forward to upskilling themselves while they continue to work.
These initiatives have also been encouraged by the govt of India and launched a new campaign “Bharat Padhe Online” which is used for Crowdsourcing of Ideas for improving the online education ecosystem in India. The government push for online degrees
also acts as a big motivation factor in the education sector These initiatives have led to an increase in the credibility of the online education industry. This shall help several Ed-tech firms like Nulearn to achieve their aim to enable young minds and working professionals to strategize their future growth and transform the learning.
The boost to Ed-tech companies is a great sign for the future of online education as more and more corporate professionals and students are looking for diploma courses in specific fields which help them to grow faster in the company hierarchy. Several courses like Data Analytics, Big data, and Digital Marketing are in great demand. These are also preferred as while offline education is very expensive and time-consuming, in online education a student could learn the in-depth of a particular skill at a
discount and in less time.
The big question which pops up is the future of online education. Will the admiration of today help to develop a profitable sector of tomorrow? That’s future to tell but the present situation has definitely led us to believe that maybe we are ready for online education paving the way for new and smart learning mechanisms. There is still a long way forward to permanently accept this but the current scenario is definitely a very big leap to the future.