Learning System Trends in COVID-19

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Covid-19 pandemic is a sign of changing times. It has brought glaring changes across several sectors. Education is one of them. The outbreak of corona virus resulted in the closure of schools and colleges to counter the threat of the deadly virus. Students were confined to their homes without a clear-cut plan on how to continue their learning. The inaccessibility to physical classrooms stimulated a new educational pedagogy, with digital at its core. A recent report also projected the growth of the online education market in India to reach $1.96 billion in 2021.

New trends to watch out for

The global health pandemic catalyzed the educational institutions as well as educators to adopt new ways to teach students. To meet the modern demand, fast-paced developments such as online education and personalized education scaled up massively. Let us look at the emerging trends to watch out for post-COVID-19.

Blended learning to become a reality

Several educational institutions are willing to adopt a mix of face-to-face and online teaching a “blended learning” approach. In this service, learners will be required to physically attend classes on fewer days. A blended learning approach is the “new model” in the “new normal” for course delivery.

Personalized learning

The global pandemic has enabled personalized learning for students that will help them to learn at their pace and at a time of their choice. This will also augment the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to help personalize a student’s learning experience.

Changing role of teachers

Needless to say, online education cannot replace educators. However, the role of teachers will be redefined. With the booming of Edtech platforms to augment online learning, the role of a teacher from that of a ‘knowledge-giver’ will gradually shift to one of a 'facilitator' in the pedagogy system to help students become a life-long learner.