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Will distance learning stick around after we beat the coronavirus?

As most children and adults in education resort to distance learning to make up for lost time during the pandemic, one has to wonder if this form of learning will remain as popular after Covid-19 passes.

Today, more than 862 million students face barriers in advancing in their educational career Distance learning seems to be the most effective approach in relaying content to students amidst our global pandemic The global quarantine has influenced a major trend in eLearning, and experts predict its market will reach $300 billion in value by 2025

Author: Demetrius Harrison 

Colleges and primary schools around the world have undergone sudden closures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. As a result, more than 862 million students have faced barriers in advancing in their educational career. Distance learning seems to be the most effective approach in relaying content to students amidst our global pandemic. In fact, students are growing so fond of eLearning that many are considering finishing their degrees through virtual means. With increased mobility, flexibility, and use of EdTech, distance learning processes benefit nearly everyone involved in the educational sector: students, teachers, administrators, and parents. 

For those facing more challenges than benefits, such as low-income students without much access to Internet and technology, companies are stepping in to offer support. Education is a human right, and despite our global health circumstances, nothing should prevent knowledge from being shared. The Coronavirus has prompted school closures within at least 119 countries. More shockingly, at least 107 countries have undergone nationwide school closures. In the midst of the stressors a pandemic provides, online learning allows relief.

Above all, it’s important to remember these times are only temporary. We will defeat this virus, and we will find our way back to normality. However, our global quarantine has influenced a major trend in eLearning, and experts predict its market will reach $300 billion in value by 2025. Take a look at the infographic below. Doing so will provide you with more information on the future of distance learning after COVID-19.

Read: COVID-19 is here to stay: What happens to our children’s education now?