Distance learning: temporary fix or here to stay?

The student-teacher relationship has transformed over the past few years, with students now becoming the center of learning. This has prompted a rise in social education, self-directed and ‘informal learning’, and overall an unstructured and goal-oriented approach to education. This requires a significant amount of collaboration and communication which can be easily achieved through digital platforms. Even prior to the outbreak, the market for online learning showed significant growth in the last decade, as many people recognized that it performs better than the traditional classroom in terms of accessibility, cost and even convenience.

The global online education market is expected to grow at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of >9%, and is projected to reach a total market size of about US$320 billion in 2025 — Research & Markets

In addition to universities integrating e-learning into their curriculums, the attainment of non-degree credentials via digital platforms such as Coursera and edX is gaining popularity. These sites offer affordable online classes across a myriad of specializations.

Global e-learning market size by technology, 2019 vs. 2026 (USD Millions)
source: gminsights.com  

Some students, particularly from larger colleges and universities, have found remote learning during the pandemic extremely beneficial. For them, class sizes often range in the hundreds and the online format has given them greater control over their studies and the ability to more effectively collaborate with a wider variety of peers. Moreover, the ability to pause, rewind and slow-down pre-recorded lectures at ease has arguably improved comprehension and allowed for greater self-direction.

Of course, remote learning may never replace in-person instruction, but we can expect it to become a customary feature of education systems in the future — whether it is used as a means of increasing flexibility, affordability or accessibility.

The question is, how can we use technology to help students and educators effectively collaborate and increase productivity in their remote learning efforts?

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