From time immemorial, education has been an important part of human life, though the form and nature of imparting education evolve over time. The latest evolution involves the emergence of online education through the use of the internet.
Internet Has Revolutionized Modern Education Scenario
The driving force behind online education has been the possibility of connecting quality education centres to students ignoring the barriers of distance and access. In theory, access can be made universal and unrestricted, should the provider so desire; access can also be restricted according to the provider’s model.
The COVID effect,
The world has changed quite noticeably, with the invasion of a deadly pandemic caused by the COVID-19 virus. It has affected more than two-thirds of the population of the world living in around 200 countries. Most countries have chosen a complete lockdown as a way to break the infection chain, so the people are forced to stay indoors. The adverse effect on education has been severe. More than 1.9 billion students are staying indoors, as schools and other educational institutions remain shut.
Online education or e-learning has emerged as the most effective way to impart education under the circumstances; not only to the school-goers but to the students in colleges and other career courses as well.
Certainly, the online course delivery methods have been helping more than 2.7 billion students worldwide. Online education processes coupled with web and mobile applications seem to have made the entire world a classroom, which one can join from home without the need to travel, cutting down the possibility of exposure to infection.
The Course Material:
The teachers in the schools, colleges, and other educational institutions shoulder the responsibility of the planning, delivering and testing the course content at the right time and at the right pace so that benefits to the students are maximized. For professional courses, the Institutes take over. For instance, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in India (ICAI) and the Institute of Company Secretaries (ICSI) has approved e-learning procedures for the students. This is a forerunner of things to come. The courseware reaches the students in the form of PPTs, Word files, PDFs, videos, and audio files. With advanced e-learning applications to support the schools, colleges and institutions, course delivery along with tracking the progress of each student has become very systematic and easy to monitor. At the end of the day, every student needs to be evaluated and monitored to ensure that the course is being successfully delivered.
How E-Learning Works?
It is nothing but sheer technology! Usually, the students need a desktop, a laptop, or a mobile handset with fast broadband internet connectivity. Usually, service providers use a particular platform to deliver the content. Apart from individual custom mobile applications, Google Duo, Skype, Zoom, etc. are a few popular platforms that allow such online course delivery. Every user needs to install these apps, register him/her herself, and get the material delivered. These platforms also allow one-one interaction between the student and the teacher to keep the experience as real as possible. The process is smooth. The advantage of custom applications is that the service provider can create their own content delivery platform which suits their needs and enables them to manage their students online in an effective manner. Custom applications give the service providers the ability to integrate triggers and tools which gives them information about the students, the experience and measure the effectiveness of the delivery platform and content. We are already working with several schools and building their online teaching platform.
What Would Be The Future Of E-Learning Procedure After Covid-19?
Believe the experts and the world’s leading educationists when they predict that the online course delivery process would continue even after the situation due to the COVID-19 pandemic improves. They have enough reasons to support this idea as well. They believe that this process takes less time to impart education, and it ensures high retention possibilities as well.
Does The Process Include Some Challenges Too?
Yes, it does. Some of the challenges such as deficiencies arising from the lack of interaction with teachers and peers cannot be ignored. However, the experts are working to overcome those socio-economic challenges to make e-learning more effective, not only during emergencies but also under normal living conditions. Teacher and student interaction remains a crucial part of any education system. That’s why we are seeing a lot of R&D going to online classrooms where teachers and students can interact with each other using both audio and video. There are various models going around – the winner will be the one who is able to come out with a solution which takes the least bandwidth and is able to give a good outcome even when the internet speeds are slower than normal.
Possibilities Of Getting Customized E-Learning App
The situation caused by the pandemic has changed the priorities for educational institutions. Getting the best e-learning platform has been one such priority. At Mass Software Solutions Pvt. Ltd. we have very effective services and innovative solutions that could help everyone
related to the education sector. No matter if you are a private tutor, a coaching institution, a school, or even a career institute; you may have enough reasons to come to us with your demands for a highly-functional and customized e-learning platform.
With more than 15 years of experience as a leading software development company, we possess a unique team of software developers who can deliver a feature-rich e-learning platform that you can utilize to enrol students and impart education seamlessly. Our software developers also work as consultants who can discuss openly with you to realize your idea of a fully functional e-learning platform.
We at MSSPL have a successful track record of delivering various web and mobile applications including e-learning ones. Our consultants would discuss your requirements before deciding with you the technical features of your app and the platform to deliver it. This is a crucial ingredient in the process of delivering a successful project.
So, things are all set! It is time to get ready to face the post COVID-19 world conditions when the prospects for such e-learning platforms are expanding rapidly. Partner with us at MSSPL to grow your business. Reach for the experts, now!