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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Loren Roosendaal created a Learning Transformed video masterclass to address some of the toughest learning and development challenges and to help bridge the harmful knowledge gap among workforce.

Mind the Knowledge Gap with ‘Learning Transformed’

The knowledge gap impacts business growth, productivity and compliance issues. The business transformation expert Loren Roosendaal explains how learning can bridge it through his high-impact ‘Learning Transformed’ video masterclasses.

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On December 5, 2019, Vaibhav Srivastava (R) and Milan Roy, both alumni of IIT Delhi, started Edvicer, an online platform to aggregate, compare and recommend online courses from all the major course providers.

Edvicer: A Curator of Appropriately Personalized Course Pathways for Skilling Online

With the help of AI, Edvicer makes personalized pathway of online courses for students and working professionals who are planning to get skilled in a particular area. The platform today compares more than 100,000 online courses offered by major platforms with the help of ML algorithms to rate the courses.

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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 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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The method of imparting education witnesses an enormous change in an OLE. Making a distant learner learn is not an easy task yet. It requires high level of creativity in designing an online environment which motivates the learners to sustain till the completion of the course.

How a True OLE is Essentially Built Around Interactivity

The success of an online learning environment (OLE) significantly relies on the integral component of interactivity. Instructional designers need to carefully chalk out a plan of coherently coalescing interactivity into the online course design.

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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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Online education’s tremendous potential to positively transform education may get marred if the e-learning market doesn’t overcome the existing barriers.

10 Barriers to Overcome for Growth of Online Education in India

Online education’s tremendous potential to positively transform education may get marred if the e-learning market doesn’t overcome the existing barriers. Government initiatives, resource mobilization, and change in people’s mindset are crucial for edtech companies to flourish in India.

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These Regulations lay down the minimum standards for granting the certificate or diploma or degree through online mode.

India Warms-up to Online Education, Initiates Regulatory Framework

UGC’s recent circular inviting higher educational institutions (HEIs) to submit applications for offer online programs is one more little step towards substantially embracing the e-learning in higher education.

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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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For creating personalized learning paths for each of its user, Toppr has created AI-based machine learning (ML) algorithms for operating its online learning platform.

Toppr Tapping Tier-2 Cities With Its Personalized Learning Modules

Learn how an offline contact strategy made Toppr where it’s today. The company has adopted a unique offline counsellor strategy under which it visits door-to-door to identify the needs of students.

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upGrad's online programs are designed and delivered in collaboration with world class faculty and industry.

upGrad Marks Ronnie Screwvala’s Entry Into E-Learning Industry

upGrad is helping working professionals to upgrade their knowledge and skills, or even reskill for new careers, while simultaneously discharging their other responsibilities. It curates its courses in tune with current industry requirements by integrating latest learning technologies.

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The education sector is steadily moving away from the clutches of traditional systems towards a new digital and smarter transformation. The applications of AI and ML are tremendous in education.

Artificial Intelligence Shifting Education From Generic Classroom to Individualized Learning

Current education system is criticized for its inability to deliver tailor-made learning to all its learners. With the new technologies impacting our lives in improbable ways, education is no longer bereft of its advantages and actualizing models of learning hitherto only imaginable.

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