Coronavirus originated in the Wuhan region of China and after a few months, more than 4,272,828 people have been affected as of May 12, 2020. While countries are at various points in their Coronavirus infection rates across the world, many countries have gone under lockdown stalling the normal flow of schools and colleges. According to the latest survey of We Forum, more than 1.2 billion children in 186 countries have been affected by school closures due to the pandemic. This sudden closure of classroom learning has heightened the adoption of online education and it will continue to persist even after this pandemic is over. The education market has changed drastically and therefore digital platforms are being implemented to carry school management, online classes, payment procedures easily and safely. Though there was a high growth of the adoption of education technology before COVID-19, yet this unprecedented shift has escalated global edtech by leaps and bounds. By the end of 2025, the overall online education market is projected to reach $350 billion.
Here are the benefits of online education for educational institutes -
- Improved workforce and student dynamics - Work from home has become extremely common nowadays. And this culture is also slowly slipping into the educational sectors. While online classes have become quite common and many companies are coming up with such solutions, many school management solution providers are providing platforms that are not only leveraging online learning but also helping in maintaining administration duties. These portals are helping in deploying customized applications as per the demand including attendance maintenance, sending notifications, uploading personalised assessments and others. This will offer flexible remote work opportunities to school associates and administration faculty, students and teachers will have the ability to accommodate work schedules as per convenience.
Enhanced teaching methodologies - Though there will be the void of a blackboard, but teachers will get the advantage of using various online platforms like Zoom, Meet, etc. to give complementary interactive reinforcements to students that will allow them to study at their own pace. Also, with various real-time data capturing features of various online education management apps, the teachers can monitor students and their progression reports. Moreover, e-assessments, quizzes, online courses can be also carried out by the teachers and the students can benefit from them.
Upgraded parental control - While teachers, students and administration will benefit from online education, parents will also experience a positive impact. In the traditional education system, parents were dependent on the teachers for sharing their ward's performance. However, with the emergence of the online school management portals, now parents will have complete access to preview their children's performance at their own convenience. Also, they will get notifications from the schools, attend meetings online and even pay fees digitally.
Amidst the Coronavirus pandemic, the Online Education portals and solution providers are benefiting all the stakeholders of the educational institutes. Research shows that students retain 25-60% more in online learning than classroom study and digital learning takes 40-60% less time for the students to learn. With the introduction of quizzes, games, interactive applications, the students not only get more involved but the teachers also invigilate the growth rate of their students and focus towards a personalized teaching procedure, apart from classroom teaching. The parents also enjoy the growth of their children closely.
This change in the education system is imperative and will stay even when COVID-19 will be gone.
Targetorate's Online Education Portal is one such platform where the educational institutes can provide individual portals for all the stakeholder - administration staff, students, teachers and parents. These portals are customizable as per the institution's need and are completely secure. Educational organizations can make an onetime purchase and integrate them into their own system and run the school seamlessly without geographical constraints.
So, it is time to think and act accordingly!