Kashish Khilnani is the CEO and MD of Finplan International Education, a pioneering Global Professional Educational Institute imparting Professional Qualifications in the field of International Business led Qualifications to career aspirants and industry professionals. With 12 years of professional experience, Kashish’s leadership has been instrumental in driving success stories for Finplan International and contributing towards launching the ACCA & IFRS Education for Institutions and Employers in Mumbai & the multiple regions of West India. He also played a great role towards the launch of ACCA’s first Degree program with colleges affiliated with Mumbai University.
With the rise of E-learning institutions in the EdTech field; the learning ecosystem is undergoing a radical change. Though a substantial segment of career aspirants are still hooked to the classroom-based learning still there is even a larger part of students who are benefiting their education and employment fields by not waiting for the traditional mode of learning to re-start and are integrating their learning time via virtual routes.
The current education system is a hybrid model of experiential way of learning that involves enhancement of skills and technical knowledge anywhere or anytime. For students aiming at upgrading their career towards a technologically enabled future of tomorrow, this is a great mechanism of learning advancement. Due to the modern learning approach, learners of all age groups are finding the ease of adopting first-hand technology that offers user-friendliness along with the effectiveness of receiving the learning values. With the easy access to the Internet and technologically upgraded tools such as high-tech mobile devices, tablets, and laptops; the E-classrooms are the new essential of Education 2.0 era.
Below are a few points that capture the essence of impact of gaining popularity of online education on employability.
Online learning benefits both students as well as working professionals as it offers flexibility and time saving mechanism. With the help of online learning the time used for commuting to the campus is saved. Students can use this precious time to get internships and implement the learned skills for achieving corporate exposure. On the other hand, they can also perform various co-curricular activities that add to their overall development. Working professionals can utilize this time to learn unique skills that help them in adding higher value to their professional career and also help them ace the competitive curve.
As the global manpower is increasing rapidly, online education could be used to uplift online collaborations across the globe. A lot of good online programs offer the opportunity to network and interact real-time. Additionally, with easy access to social media students can connect with potential recruiters and become a part of the global workforce.
Application of New Skills
The workplace is not just for working, it is a battlefield wherein the working professionals try and apply the best skills and knowledge they have. Therefore, learning new things will definitely help them move one step forward from others, and learning these skills with the comfort of time flexibility is an add-on benefit.
Degrees acquired online are respected equally as degrees earned from traditional institutions. Recruiters nowadays understand that with the growing trends of technology, increasingly employees are pursuing online courses. Recruiters also value and respect that employees are persistent with their educational goals and career development. Having appropriate and relevant skills adds a lot of weightage to the candidate’s resume. Since these professionals take initiative to stay ahead of the competition, they prove themselves to be an important asset for any organization.
Optimum Utilization of Technology
In this new age of online education, technology is being utilized to its fullest. Fully loaded software like LMS provides real-time analysis to the students. Students are able to replay and revise the concepts any time and from anywhere with the use of smartphones, tablets, and laptops. Students can also effortlessly go through their past assignments and exams to improvise their studies. Once the students are comfortable using technology to its maximum, they won’t be nervous about stepping into a tech-savvy work environment.
E-learning is very affordable in comparison to traditional learning. It saves expenses of traveling, accommodation, student meals, etc. As all the notes and important study material are available online, students are not burdened with stationary and book expenditures. Every penny counts! Students can utilize the same amount of money to invest in their future.
Opportunity to learn from the best
E-learning has provided students an opportunity to access the best teaching talents around the globe without having to travel to a specific place. Now a student from India can learn Accounts from a professor in California or Business Management from a professor in Germany. Students can attend live lectures or watch recorded lectures according to their needs, convenience and availability of time.
With the pandemic outbreak and education being a primary concern for the students and job aspirants, e-learning has definitely emerged as a boon. The learning scenarios have undergone immense transformation in teaching methodologies. With the advent of technological advancements and digital penetration on an upward spree not just nationally but across the world, knowledge driven mechanisms such as E-learning has been instrumental in building employability by contributing largely towards job ready skills. Due to emphasis on virtual being a safer means for existence now, Corporate and businesses around the globe are opening recruitment opportunities for foreign nationals leading to a greater potential exchange.