In the modern age, e-learning accounts for an important part of the population. As the standard of living gets better, the hunger for knowledge increases. However people gets more busy as the pace of living also picked up and convenience is the key to help these people. These days learning does not just take place in the classroom. Learning is everywhere. Learning happens at home, in the workplace, during grocery shopping, even having a meal.
So what is e-learning? E-learning simply refers to any training, learning or education that is conducted online with the use of technology e.g. computer or digital devices. Some of the benefits include convenience, self-controlled learning pace, cost-effective, lower environmental impact by reducing use of paper, etc.
Towards the end of 2019, a very significant incident had happened that impacted the entire world, which is the outbreak of COVID 19. It had spread through countries like a wild bush fire aided by strong winds and by April 2020 recently, the number of positive infections had crossed 2.5 million cases and the number of deaths clocking more than 177,000 cases. This pandemic is still continuing to affect more others as this article is being produced; further highlighting the significant impact it had created around the world.
COVID 19 has not just affected individuals but businesses of various industries most notably, travel, aviation and many others due to closed borders and stay home notices around the world. In Singapore and some other countries, even students and adult learners were not spared. They had to stay at home to prevent further outbreak of the virus. Everyone, including businesses had to evolve and change to avoid being out of the game. Schools and academies that relied on face to face training had to move to e-learning to avoid being put out of business.
The importance of e-learning now had skyrocketed so much that almost all children have to stay home and go through learning that is conducted online i.e. e-learning. Adult workers are highly encouraged to upskill and upgrade themselves during this downtime to better position themselves when the job markets reopen after the pandemic is over.
At Force 21 Academy, it is of utmost importance that we embrace the trend towards e-learning to:
- Provide our learners with a platform to learn during this difficult time
- Create an extension (e-learning) on what we already possess (face to face training)
- Continue to provide some revenue for the Academy in times of adversity
Force 21 Academy will start to provide e-learning sessions via zoom from May 2020 onwards. These sessions will be priced affordably to allow learners to take up. To find out more, please visit https://www.fitsa.com.sg/services/academy/
Let us stand united and assist each other during this difficult time! #SGunited
Roy Chan, Senior Manager
Force 21 Academy (FiTSA)
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