Covid-19 has impacted largely employment and education. Because of the lockdown, everything has been stopped due to which we the people are suffering from the fear of losing jobs, a halt in the examination, and a sudden shift from classroom learning to digital classes.
Economic collapse worldwide has also affected India, it is also said to be the second Great Depression after the stock market crash in 1929, U.S. People are losing their jobs or not getting jobs as the whole market has taken a pause.
The government and other stakeholders should see this disruption caused by the crisis as a good opportunity to make digitization more powerful and impactful. The digitalization of business and education makes better decision-making by working remotely as a team and learning at your own pace without any pressure of completing a task in a day or two. There are also discussion forums and chat options for any queries.
The ‘Blackboard’ style where the teacher brings the knowledge and does face-to-face interaction will have to shift to online teaching. Even before COVID, we had initiated the online mode of teaching, but to a limited extent. Now this COVID era has uplifted distance education as the most effective source of grabbing knowledge virtually.
It also improves efficiency by working from home in your comfort zone and it is productive in terms of reducing costs like conveyance and other outdoor activities distance education is much more affordable than other regular courses.
Encourages innovation by learning new technological methods of teaching and learning and giving new business ideas. Improves working conditions and new employment options, such as flexible working and studying hours or virtual meetings, recording so that you can watch it again until you understand the method. Need the support of a digital connection to carry them out. The crisis has impacted a lot in the education sector and all education has been digitized from now on to ensure the lives of youngsters.
Over the years’ distance education has gained recognition amongst employers and in education. Earlier in foreign countries, it had already been accepted and stimulated. Amidst an increasing number of COVID-19 cases and uncertainty of vaccination to come in the next few months, distance education is what you can opt for the best.
Even if you’re a working professional and want to add some more skills to your career or to pursue higher education along with your job can enrol on distance learning courses, and study on the weekends, or at midnight. you can learn and earn at the same time without a halt in your educational qualification.
With the tremendous advancement of internet infrastructures and the need for virtual classes, distance education is gaining power at a high pace during the crisis and will stay post-COVID as the New Normal. However, the benefits of regular classroom study should not be ignored which gives outdoor exposure and experience and face-to-face student-teacher interaction.
Also if you’re a working professional or unable to afford a high tuition fee during the time of the pandemic or for some personal reasons, you can certainly consider distance education emerging as a new trend while teaching operations.
Distance Education has already played a vital role when it comes to education beyond the barriers and even now we realize and accept the need and importance of distance education post-COVID-ERA.