E-learning: the future of education?

E-learning initiatives are now changing the face of the world.

As lockdowns keeping people at home, students young and old should find a way in which they may consume knowledge.

The need for better initiatives for this end are on the rise, with traditional schools taking it further with the use of conference platforms such as Zoom.

E-learning: the game changer

E-learning is definitely on the rise, as lockdown reliefs are hindered by a political game of ministries of health vs. the ministries of the treasury.

This game is based on “who’s dubbed the saviour” over “who’s right”.

Some believe it should be the ministry of health that decides whether or not people should go back to work and studying.

Others believe it should be the ministry of the treasury, since a lack in a stable economy = no economy at all.

Whichever the case is, it should be fixed as soon as possible.

Should studying stop?

E-learning has become the standard of knowledge consumption, for students and adults alike.

The need for knowledge has grown exponentially, with Monza stating that 1.3B students are now in lockdown, without the ability to go to their schools.

The thirst for knowledge starts here

What is the appeal?

E-learning as a service

A couple of years ago, e-learning initiatives were met with lukewarm applause; the reasons being:

  1. Powerful physical learning lobbies protesting against it
  2. Traditional household mentality of “go to school” rather than “sit at home and study”
  3. Budgetary reasons
  4. Lack of understanding (how to set up, how to protect privacy, etc.)

These were all changed when Covid19 struck.

Schools were closed indefinitely, workers could not come to the office, plant, etc.

The rise of E-learning was upon the market.

Schools were now scouring their treasuries to find funds to make e-learning fun, accessible and private.

Tests were now conducted completely online.

Aging professors could now be seen running Corporate Finance classes via Zoom.


Education 2.0

Naturally, new educational initiatives which challenge the traditional methods have changed the way people consume their knowledge.

Initiatives such as Jolt, which offers their “new age MBA” are definitely leading this revolution, which takes real-world use-cases and puts them to the test of reality.

This has furthered the gap between traditional business/law schools theories and reality’s experiential practice.

Doubling down on e-learning initiatives

With e-learning on the rise, startups which offered better experiences, such as VR and AR ones, could now secure faster funding albeit at lower valuations.

Ivy League schools now offer most of their studying online.

Some classes are offered at reduced prices, which make higher education more affordable.

Schools are even offering free courses to the general population.

This move may attract more students when the obvious demand for conservative higher education diminishes over time.

A win for home-schooling?

The Covid19 pandemic has definitely forced parents to adopt home-schooling techniques; from “teaching your toddler how to read and write” to “advanced calculus with your engineer parent”.

Naturally, initiatives done by schools are preferred by most parents, as children do need their routines.

What better way to study than with your favourite teacher?

The advocates for home-schooling and home-schooling techniques have received their recognition, which will not be taken away for years to come.

The future of study funds

In some countries, study funds destined for further education were used for other ventures.

Working from home and binging Netflix has its merits.

Doing it on a day to day basis may become tedious and boring.

The need for further education now prevails all.

Ads everywhere are now calling for “virtual attendance of classes”.

Study funds may now be finally used for the original purpose: further education.

Whether it be attending business/law school or studying how to filet a fish, the yearning for education sweeps adults and children alike.

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