This year didn’t go off to a good start. First the wildfires in Australia then the coronavirus outbreak, things haven’t been going too right as of late. When the COVID-19 started to dominate the world, the world was put under lockdown and everything was closed. The shops, retails stores, public places, religious places and even educational institutes were closed.
The technology of internet has saved millions of businesses from falling apart and going bankrupt. There have been numerous cases where a business didn’t have an online presence and they suffered from bankruptcy. Whereas, businesses who knew about the importance of online presence were saved. When it comes to the educational department, the dynamic was different. Since there were no physical classes possible, the internet worked its magic and introduced a few new eLearning options.
Institutes were quick to adopt the technology and integrate them as per their needs. The educational classes were started online to ensure the integrity of the syllabus. However, there were still a lot of issues with the online class systems. There were attendance issues, internet issues but among those issues lied a bigger problem which was that online classes weren’t as beneficial as physical classes.
The problem was initially protested by the students but eventually students and teachers caught up to the eLearning basics. Zoom, Google Meet and many other online meeting platforms thrived in the lockdown. These top meeting platforms were the core of online teaching and are now considered the top eLearning platforms.
Visualize the eLearning in 2020 amidst the pandemic through the following infographic.
Infograpic by: raconteur