Wednesday, 6 July, 2022
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Reshaping e-learning landscape amid pandemic

The corona virus pandemic has taken the education industry to a different phase which has highly affected the teaching pattern of Bangladesh.

During the pandemic, all educational institutes were closed but the methods of conducting classes switched from the traditional method to the e-learning method, while the technology was present previously before the pandemic, but it was mainly used for meeting purposes and for conference calls, but the pandemic has forced us to acknowledge the process as best possible alternative for educational purpose.

On the other hand, different International and local e-learning platforms in Bangladesh offer professional courses in different categories trained by Professional Trainers. The influence of the newly adopted method is quite vivid in the academic sector, but the e-learning platform is regularly helping to acquire skills by people of different backgrounds.

Nowadays with the advancement of technology, IT has got full implementation in all sectors of our daily life, and most importantly for career growth, learning various IT skills has been mandatory.

This is where the e-learning platform has come in handy for most of the users as the majority of them have a busy daily schedule which makes it difficult for them to attain offline classes or training for upskilling.

But being enrolled in an online course by a professional instructor is surely more effective and time-efficient for such a person. In addition, such courses offer practice materials, notes, updated lessons, and most important certificates as recognition for completion which can be a valuable enhancement to someone’s resume.

Being regular on such a platform helps one to understand the skills that are trending and is necessary to learn to enhance career growth as such a platform provide suggestion when a person enrolls in a course.

However, the local e-learning platforms of Bangladesh are not only competitors to each other, but the international platforms are also in the country’s competitive market. Furthermore, although the government’s a2i project highly encourages such learning methodology Bangladesh still lacks in some areas for internet connectivity and a significant portion of people don’t use a smart phone which might act as a constraint for e-learning to get more exposure in rural areas.

Although there are many possible advantages of e-learning over traditional learning but due to the newness of the concept, people are still reluctant to accept it. Therefore, both government and the platform need to take an awareness initiative to make people understand its pros of it.

 

The writer is Head of Learning and Digital Business