Covid-19 epidemic clearly reflects a symbol of changing times. This has made some major changes throughout different industries. Education is one of those things. The coronavirus epidemic has resulted in schools and colleges being closed to mitigate the spread of the deadly virus.
Students have been restricted to their homes without a reasonable idea about how to continue studying. The inaccessibility of traditional classrooms has intensified a new pedagogy for education, with digital at its heart. A new study has predicted growth in India’s online education sector to hit $1.96 billion by 2021.
Realizing that the need for the hour is continuous learning for the students, educational institutions in India were swift to rethink the delivery of education to the students.
The conventional chalk-talk teaching style turned into one powered by technology and based on skill growth in no time. This led to the rise of new developments in education to live in the post-COVID-19 world.
Upcoming Education Trends
The global health pandemic has catalyzed both the educational systems and teachers to embrace new methods of educating children. Fast-run technologies such as online learning and customized learning exponentially scaled up to meet the rising demand. When more and more learners catch on to the bandwagon, the trend is here to stay even after the current health scare has died down. Let us look at the emerging trends to watch out for post-COVID-19.
Many academic institutions are able to follow a combination of face-to-face and a “blended learning” approach to digital learning. Under this arrangement, students would be expected to attend lesser-day physical classes. A mixed learning approach to the course implementation is the “latest paradigm” of the “new normal.”
The global pandemic has allowed students to develop customized skills that can help them learn at their speed and at a time of choosing. This would also increase the use of Artificial Intelligence ( AI) to better personalize the learning process for an individual.
With a customized learning environment created by AI, every student will benefit from a specific instructional solution tailored to his or her individual needs. Leading education Edtech networks such as Bright Tutee offer a comprehensive online homework set, guides, and tests.
Change In Teachers’ Roles
Digital education, it goes without saying, can’t replace educators. Yet the educators’ position must be redefined. With Edtech platforms booming to improve online learning, a teacher’s position from that of a ‘knowledge-giver’ will slowly change to one of the ‘facilitators’ within the pedagogy structure to help learners become a life-long learner.
The intensity at which the learning method change occurred has presented certain problems for the students. Each of the teachers must also be qualified for online instruction. It will go a long way to ensuring students are familiar with technologies and will be able to transition effortlessly between online and offline learning teaching styles.
Demand for short-term, skill-based courses
The changing world economic situation has threatened many people from losing their jobs. There are new-age technologies that have acquired popularity over time such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, data mining, etc. In order to stay competitive and relevant even after Covid-19 on the job market, students are expected to continuously upgrade their skills with courses ready for the industry. Students must learn the right skills that can help them remain resourceful in the long run.
The world should be a new place after Covid-19. If and when educational facilities open after the pandemic wishes us farewell, the latest social distancing laws will further modify current methods of learning. In the future of the education sector, online schooling that has picked up momentum in the ongoing quarantine era would be a game-changer.
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