Everyone on the planet has seen one of the most dramatic shifts from traditional physical interactions to virtual ones in the span of these few months following the covid-19 pandemic. Does it seem like it could end soon? Unfortunately, the probability is not very high of things going back to normal anytime soon.
But is the new normal not good enough?
Considering the way the learning industry has coped fantastically, we would say we’re going to be just fine and nail the whole ‘bettering ourselves’ things as learners.
Online classroom learning has been our saviour on the education front- whether its students, teachers or just people seeking knowledge. Everyone has been the witness of this worldwide phenomenon and we have put up some benefits of these online courses taken through virtual platforms-
- Global exposure
Learning skills online on a global platform gives you an edge over other people by virtue of the foreign interactions you have via classes. Since becoming mainstream, a lot of big content creators and educationists in various fields have taken to promoting themselves and taking classes for people all around the globe. Now, you can learn how to make authentic swiss cheese from your home in Malaysia, Scotland, or Hawaii.
- Management skills
Time management is a skill learned only by experience. Online classes propose a challenge on this front and overcoming it is a sign of ability to manage your time and space well. It makes you think about how you’d like to prioritise tasks and schedule chores with homework or tests.
- Isolation- the good kind
We know isolation is one of the major downsides of the pandemic and while its rarely a good thing, for the purpose of concentration, it could be. With no one around too much, focusing on tasks and learning is easier. Although, we do recommend keeping your pets closer to you for some added warmth during the winters.
A lot of added benefits of the virtual platform classes are there, like easy accessibility of educationists and lower costs of learning, and more. While the pandemic may have caused us to change how we learn, it has not been a hinderance to education of any sorts. Looking forward to learning is the way forward to cope with the situation right now.