Much has been made of the coronavirus impact on Higher Education. Colleges had to adapt to a business model that didn’t allow for their core service delivery—on-campus teaching—overnight. Ironically, it was the colleges that suddenly had a learning curve. Professors with varying technical aptitudes worked quickly to pivot to an online model for teaching.
Let’s start out by saying thank you to the workers who haven’t yet seen the virtualization of their day-to-day. Certainly, frontline healthcare workers often must be with patients. And our supply chain—each package, ingredient and material sourced from around the world directly to us—is built on human effort that transcends virtual. There is a very long list of professionals and public servants to thank for their decidedly non-virtual efforts in this time.
Technology has forever changed how we learn, and the modern approach to learning is continuously evolving as new innovations emerge.
Online learning was once solely associated with higher education and cyber schools. But today, it is being thoroughly redefined as businesses develop their own courses as a cornerstone of training and growth for their employees. 80% of US companies today are using eLearning and corporate eLearning has grown by more than 900% since 2001.
Education is critical to growth, and online learning beyond traditional walls is transforming business unlike ever before. The relationship between learning and work is becoming more blurred as the two become part of the same integrated ecosystem.