What began as a 21 day lockdown back in March 2020 turned out to be a never ending affair. With schools shutting down globally, the education system saw a great setback and a big question mark lurked as to how students can be provided with quality education. According to UNICEF Schools for more than 168 million children have been completely closed for almost a full year.
But staying away from school does not mean staying away from education. With the advent of technology and the rise of EdTech startups schools were brought to our doorsteps. The implementation of online education was problematic for the parents and the teachers at the start. The lack of training in using technology and insufficient bandwidth connection left the users with a poor experience. Slowly and steadily teachers replaced blackboards with digital whiteboards, classrooms with zoom calls and thus began the journey of e- learning.
Online education is one of the fastest growing industries and since the year 2000 it has shown a market growth rate of 900%. The transition from traditional learning to e- learning has been tough but worth the effort and it is here to stay.
After all its rightly said you can still make something beautiful and something powerful out of a really bad situation and that’s what we all are trying to do each day.