Presently, the education and training industry in India is facing various challenges in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis; some of which include delivery, marketing and upskilling. It is very imperative to try to meet these challenges head-on and take measures in order to mitigate them.
Education Industry Challenges and Measures amid COVID-19
Shifting the focus from offline to online delivery mechanism is a daunting task. It involves taking appropriate measures to ensure a seamless transition from the previous methods to the current ones. Students and teachers alike need to attune themselves with the changing scenario. There has been a significant rise in e-learning in recent times; with the teaching and learning taking place on digital platforms and remotely. Studies have verified that online learning can boost the retention of information in a less time-consuming manner. Several online learning platforms are now offering free access to their services, thereby gaining more users.
Students need to be convinced that online learning modules are just as effective, if not more, as offline modules. Also, people working from home are looking for upskilling options. Exchange of ideas and live discussions are taking place within the professional communities on the online learning platforms. With the well-structured programs and far-reaching initiatives offered by the online learning community, this trend of learning and upskilling online is expected to continue long after the crisis has passed.