The COVID lockdown period has witnessed an unprecedented rise in online learning! Schools, colleges, coaching institutes, and other educational organizations are briskly restructuring themselves for the new normal.

COVID-19 and Online Education in India: Trends and Emerging issues

A healthy trend for the growth of the online learning industry is on the cards, along with some issues.

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Online MBA is witnessing more takers than before and there has been a rise of about 30-40 percent in applicants for online MBA in Asia-pacific regions.

Online MBA Slowly Gaining Currency Among Professionals in India

Given its numerous benefits, the online MBA is increasingly becoming the preferred mode for acquiring the degree by working professionals in India, a positive sign for the e-learning companies who are trying to make a mark in the industry.

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Gamification of learning has yielded good results, particularly in the area of revision and practicing of already learnt concepts in order to strengthen them.

How Mechanics of Gamification is Altering the Learning Dynamics in K-12 Segment

For more than a decade, the elements of game-design thinking has been utilized in varied fields for obtaining desirable outcomes. Gamification has been found to yield positive results in the formative learning stages of young learners in schools and hence being increasingly used by the EdTech companies.

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The landmark Paris OER declaration in 2012 calling all the governments worldwide to openly license educational material for public use. | Image Source: Pixabay.

Can Open Educational Resources Take Education Beyond Utopian Equity & Quality?

Education is seen as the tool to bring progressive changes in society. However, the cost of access to quality learning material and teachers makes it sound more utopian than practical. Will then the concept of open educational resources (OERs) prove worthwhile for egalitarian goals of education?

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The AI-enabled automated (online) remote proctoring solutions for conducting online exams are emerging as a handy and effective solution to creating a secure examination environment.

Automated Remote Proctoring, the Final Frontier of a Successful Online Learning Experience

Quality online learning can be ensured only with a fool proof, precise, and trustworthy examination. Automated remote proctoring therefore is a must for a viable online learning scenario. Are the latest technologies capable to provide such remote yet viable proctoring experience?

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Professional development is a continuous and rigorous process which requires a lot of commitment and sustained effort.

10-Step Cycle for Online Teachers’ Professional Self-Development

Online teaching is emerging as a dynamic profession requiring constant upgradation of knowledge and skills to fit into the changing digital scenario. This requires online tutors to take charge of their own professional development.

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Image: Pexels | When an Indian youth spends an average 3 hours daily on smartphones, the ability of this device to become a strong driver of e-learning is hard to ignore.

Expanding Smartphone User Base Good for M-Learning in India

Smartphones have become unarguably the strongest channel of modern communication, commerce and collaboration. They also carry tremendous possibilities to alter the course of instructional delivery via mobile learning.

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Blended learning has been a successful trend in education and quite in vogue in the developed countries over past few decades.

Blended Learning: The Way Forward Amid F2F-Online Conflict in India

Blended learning is the best way to fill the gaps of face-to-face and online modes of learning in India. The F2F classroom interaction is condemned for killing creativity and individualization

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The challenge of online learning on the one hand is to build trust among learners and to bring pedagogical innovations to overcome deficiencies of old system on the other.

10 Effective Strategies for Higher Learners Engagement in OLE

MOOCs and various online courses are often criticized for their high drop-out ratios and its inability to motivate learners to persist. These online courses often replicates monotonous face-to-face learning without overcoming its inefficiencies.

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Designing an effective online learning environment (OLE) requires strong pedagogical grounding.

10 Major Pedagogical Principles Shaping Online Learning

Online learning has been mooted as the most desirable form of learning these days. But why are they becoming so popular among the learners? Is it the technology that attracts the youth and professionals alike, or is it something beyond it?

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With the availability of large number of online courses which are trending day-by-day, you can learn whatever and whenever you want.

15 Reasons Why Online Courses Offer the Most Suitable Learning in Today’s Time

New digital times require new knowledge, understanding, and skills. Learning these skills require new ways of learning too! Online learning offers just the right mix to provide you with the most flexible, convenient and engaging environment in tune with the needs of the present and the future.

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About 700 LMSes are available in the market today, some of which are installed type and others cloud based.

Learning Management Systems, Tools of Today’s and Tomorrow’s Learning

While learning management systems are making it easy for the teachers to create, manage and monitor their online courses, it is also allowing learners to fully manage and track their own learning by opening up new doorways towards flexible and individualized learning. Its potential to completely replace face-to-face classroom teaching in coming times can’t be negated.

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A cursory inquiry into the question how technologies influenced the field of education and learning in time.

Technology Driven Influences and Trends Changing Indian Education Spectrum

An ancestor from the previous century if happens to time travel would literally scratch his head on seeing everyone busy with their smart phones. These smartphones have also become a conduit for learning dissemination of late by integrating technological trends of many fields.

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The major players of MOOCs worldwide are Coursera, MIT’s Edex, and Udacity, to name a few, apart from the prestigious universities like Harvard, Cambridge, The Open University (OU) which are also providing courses on their own MOOCs.

MOOCs, an Educational Innovation Ensuring Greater Learners’ Participation Online

With potential to change the educational landscape, MOOCs are rising as an educational innovation. After an overwhelming initial response, MOOC providers are trying to sustain the momentum by bringing in more research and development using the latest technology backed by an effective pedagogy.

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Flexibility of studying anywhere at any location, duration of programme, interactivity, communication, support services, etc. also come under the true meaning of flexible learning.

Flexible Learning, a Concept That Truly Resonates With New India’s Educational Needs

There is a consensus towards convergence of technology leading to more flexible learning which is believed to inculcate higher order critical thinking skills and generate deep learning.

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