The educational sector was severely impacted in the aftermath of the global crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. With educational institutions closed indefinitely, smart learning technologies have completely transformed the learning methodology. Digital learning has become the new norm!
Challenges faced by the education industry:
The new online educational trends have had a significant impact on underprivileged students who do not have access to the internet. It was nearly impossible for them to continue their education.
Many parents are unable to afford online education because they have experienced wage reductions or job loss as a result of the pandemic.
Due to a lack of experience and a lack of effective ways for interaction, this abrupt change in teaching-learning methodology has caused confusion among educators.
Around 32 million students were unable to transfer to new schools or colleges, and all educational activities in India were halted. According to the UNESCO report, around 14 crore and 13 crore students of primary and secondary level respectively were affected due to pandemic in India.
Diksha, e-Pathshala, National Repository of Open Educational Resources
(NROER) portals are some of the government initiatives that is providing some relief to the students. However, this digitization of education is expected to stay even after the pandemic as it has become the new normal.
Thus, the statistics below are taken from Industry data available pre-Corona virus impact.