Mohammed Mohtashim is an MCA from AMU(Aligarh) and a Project Management Professional. Successfully managed and delivered large projects at Convergys and Ooredoo (Muscat). Track record of doubling the productivity and reducing the churn rate. He has more than 24+ years of experience in Telecom and Datacom Industries covering complete SDLC. Around 17+ years of experience in Edtech. Having expertise in Digital Education, Organizational Development, People Management and Project Management. He is managing in-house innovations, business planning, implementation, finance and overall business development of TutorialsPoint.
The education system was among the hardest hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, and within a couple of months, the future of higher education became uncertain. The pandemic took a substantial toll on education institutions across the globe, resulting in a rapid shift to online instruction. Even though the transition was forcible, it generated a novel feeling for students, parents, and teachers worldwide: a sense of cautious optimism. This meant delivering the “traditional” classroom experience through online connectivity tools. But along with new learning experiences, certain shortcomings such as lack of exposure to necessary teaching tools, engaging learning strategies, and industry-relevant curriculum raised a much-awaited big question, by children and parents, on our education system.
The shortcomings necessitated the importance of deploying e-learning, as it provides improvements in access and success and the overall student experience. With such technological disruptions, higher online education is emerging as the fastest-growing sub-segment of the edtech sector and is poised to reach $5 billion by 2025, according to a report. The same report notified that the market growth of online higher education in India is now comparable to the largest edtech segments. This implies that democratic access to courses can unquestionably boost the demand for online higher education and increase the completion rate.
On top of this growing demand, while providing a coherent and flexible learning experience, online education’s espousal also gives students a seamless journey, easy access to learning and content platforms from any device, and, whenever possible, personalized.
To deliver Simply, Easy Learning with clear, crisp, and to-the-point content on a wide range of subjects, the e-learning platform TutorialsPoints offers a Digital Content Marketplace where video courses and eBooks are available at a very nominal cost. The element of personalization is another area where the e-learning platform has upped its ante. Their customized ways of offering online learning ensure that these materials are of high quality and that the cost doesn’t poke a hole in students’ pockets.
Higher Education in a Disruptive World
After the unprecedented arrival of the pandemic, traditional organizational drivers are taking a back seat to make space for more student-focused learning. As per a survey by KPMG, on customer-centric strategy decisions, out of 10 higher education institutions, nearly eight make customer-centricity a top or high priority. Resulting in a reasonable degree of acceptability and adoption of online education, similar to many other adoptions of “new normals”. A change has been observed in the learners-side; with easy access to copious amounts of data at a mere click, the learners are curating their learning experiences by becoming actively involved at their own pace and place of learning.
While delivering education on digital platforms, it is reasonable to expect to impart the same teaching in engaging and interactive ways. That’s why online education leaders invest in interactive content whose quality is on par with high-end entertainment. This change increases the percentage of learners reporting and shows a significant reduction in the student dropout rate. Another emphasis that online education also brings to higher education is an influx of continuous learning. The rate of evolution is evolving at such a fast pace that an established professional has to keep up with new trends and learn new technological stacks or practices.
This pivot toward partnerships with online platforms is likely to be part of the broader change in the era of digitized education. As the development of new technologies marches forward, the education sector will continue to evolve faster, and higher education institutions must pull up their socks to meet the students’ demands.
High customisation in content delivery, assessment, and result analysis will be instrumental in the future outlook for online higher education players. In a sector that is already feeling stretched, these institutions can continue to influence and impact generations of learners and their communities by implementing an ambitious set of comprehensive transformations.