Entrepreneurs To Inaugurate Online Learning Institutes For Better Future.

Online learning, as the educators are projecting it, is the next big thing in the domain of education and in near future, it will shed its alternative tag and going to be an essential part of the entire learning system. This is perhaps the most significant change in educational ecosystem since learning itself became the core engine of human development.

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As technology is gaining its ground in every aspect of our life education also got its intuitive touch of technology and became more and more available to the aspired learners who are in need of active learning or learning which is bases on hands-on experience needed to upgrade and upskill. And this ‘need’ of learning is driving the entrepreneurs to implement online learning institutes at a rapid pace.

Whizz-kids like Yelena Maslova, one of among Russia’s Top 30 young Internet entrepreneurs by Forbes Russia, are backing up online learning. In spite having a traditional educational career, she participated in online learning course from California’s Stanford University and much to her surprise discovered that contrary to general notion, the quality of online classes was best-in-class.

“I had world-class specialists as professors, read tonnes of articles and books, and submitted essays,” Yelena said. “So this education did not differ much from an offline course. In my case, it was even better.”

This exactly is the reason why eLearning is becoming more and more popular among the inspired learners. This mode of learning offers a customised learning opportunity. And being online learning is becoming all the more available to the students who are deprived of proper study material due to the constraint of region and resource. So the hard fact is traditional learning is failing to fulfil the purpose of passing on the knowledge that is required to get a suitable job title for the learners.

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And online learning is making all the effort to fulfil this hiatus between ‘knowledge’ that is needed and learning that is imparted by the traditional learning institutes. Study says that today employers of all around the world are seeking skilled people not only educated individuals. And to upgrade skills online learning is the best place because the courses and modules are designed in a way from which learners will be armed with hands-on experience.

Traditional learning is teacher oriented, where educators are considered as the core of the classroom. And the only activity of a student is listening to lectures and taking notes. The cost of traditional learning is increasing drastically which is, actually, restraining students to opt for higher studies. And then there are working students who are bounded by social and family responsibilities and forced to end their studies. Online learning provides everything that a traditional institute can’t.

Liu Ying, director of the Test and Evaluation Research Institute under ATA, said that online learning is going to play a major role to change the framework of education entirely

“One direction of reform is to help students improve learning efficiency and effect,” says Ying, “And thanks to the convenience and the big data brought by the Internet, we are more able to help students to achieve these goals, deploying tools and techniques including a self-adaptive test system, individual knowledge graph and big-data analysis.”.

Like Yelena Maslova and Yind many entrepreneurs and bigwigs are thinking of initiating online learning institutes to deliver quality education needed to build the future of a nation.

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How Technology Helps In Improving Education?

Today we are living in an age, that can be addressed as the golden era of human civilization as the midus touch of technology has refined almost every aspect of our social-economical and personal life. The field of education can be addressed as the quintessential technology-oriented domain, where new tech- revelations are taking place in every second. Technological innovations in learning has begun to replace traditional mode of education.

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Bringing Midus Touch Of Technology Into Education

In the last few years, the education process and methodology has improved significantly with the introduction of advanced educational technology. According to CB Insights, Edtech funding has taken a leap to 55% within the time span of 2014-15, that too without showing any indication of slowing down.

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Although initially educational experts, teachers and even parents were apprehensive about the use of technology in education, several educators have now come to believe that it is necessary to improve education by utilising latest technological tools.

However, with further technological advancements, more and more colleges and universities have started embracing technology to create a better environment and provide an enhanced learning experience to their students. Though there are couple of challenges, posed by technology, they were outnumbered by the benefits it offered. Now education has reached the next level and the entire system has transformed completely with the help of constantly progressing technology.

Does Technology Make Education Any Better?

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Technology has allowed schools and educators to keep pace with the new generation of learners who more technology-inclined than the previous generation. Education and technology are undoubtedly a great combination as it makes learning more engaging, accessible and affordable and expands the reach of education to students who cannot attend classrooms due to various challenges.

If you ask me, I believe that technology certainly improves education by bettering the way we teach and learn. As our society is gradually changing, I think it has become imperative that we revolutionise education to better student accomplishment.

A report from Global Industry Analysts(GIA) has confirmed that, the global market of e-learning has already reached $107 billion in 2015 & driven by further advancements in edtech tools, it is estimated that, in 2016, tech trends in education will set a new standard.

Tech Trends That Will Alter The Face Of Education

With the end of 2015, it is the time to look at the possible education technology trends for the new year. With technology constantly evolving, the technology available to improve education will continue to grow.

Online Corporate Learning – A Growing Momentum

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As reckoned by GIA’s $107B, Corporate eLearning will be making new avenues, increasing the market about 13% until 2017. As one of the pivotal reasons of this distinct raise is, the number of companies & organisations, which are gradually adopting & cherishing the importance of enhancing their employees’ knowledge, is increasing. The newly evolved corporate eLearning, providing with a flexible & cost-effective way of knowledge, does allow employees to undergo a 24/7 customized training at any level on any device.

But the question, that can be raised here, is, what has caused corporate eLearning to get a jolt in 2016? Today every company needs a off-the-shelf training content. Whether it be IT training, project management, supervisory skills, or industry compliance programs, organizations need to deliver these programs to employees on a regular basis & here counts the success of online training in corporate sector.

Skill Measurement – Measurs & Tracks Student Learning

Building a steady momentum in learning is not enough. It is quite imperative to observe & assess progress in competency-based learning. When A customization education is provided, it becomes crucial to ensure that modular learning experiences are cohesively blended together & to do so efficient ways to measure and track student learning are so required that smooth interchanges between each learning experience can be guaranteed.

Alternative Learning Styles – Offering Learners More Interactive Experiences

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There was a time, when education was restricted to an age old syllebus, tought in a chalk and talk method. But time has changed now. With the graduation of social, economical & professional scenario, the education has evolved too. Today getting educated has emerged into something immensely innovative and prudent, providing with the scope for students to get acquainted with new ideas and face new challenges.

While text-based or video-based tutorials are evolving into new shapes, various distinguished alternative learning styles will start & keep emerging in 2016 & thereafter as well. These learnings methods will not only enhance students’ learning experiences, but they are showing hopes to offer learners more interactive experiences like writing code directly in the browser, or completing online challenges as part of the learning process.

Online Competency-Based Training – A Revolutionary Approach Towards Education

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While both competency based training & online learning are crucial in their respective arena, the juxtaposition of these two is espected to open new avenues in education. If we follow Michelle R. Weise and Clayton M. Christensen, we would come to comprehend that online competency-based training possesses “great disruptive potential” as it integrates right learning models, as well as right technologies, customers, and business models are also included to consider.

Weise and Christensen further explain that online competency-based training providers, “can cost-effectively combine modules of learning into pathways that are agile and adaptable to the changing labor market.”

To Conclude

It is true that, there are some opinions still exist today that are falling far behind,keeping up with the drastic changes, brought on by technology. However, technology has not only enabled the wider reach of education, but also explored a better quality of learning process. Technology has made the whole process of learning and teaching so easy and accessible for everyone, that we can achieve the goal of education for everyone in near future.

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