24 March, 2020
COVID-19 Coronavirus is causing a huge demand in eLearning solutions development throughout the world, and PixelPlex is ready to step in and help you if you need one.
The Coronavirus pandemic has spread throughout the world. There are already over 30,000 cases in the US alone, with new cases and deaths numbers rising in every state.
The new COVID-19 coronavirus has already left its footprint in almost every corner of our world. At the time of writing, 46 US states have shut down schools, two states had schools closed for the whole academic year, and some other states had districts where most of the schools were closed or scheduled to be closed. This amounts to 56 million students missing school in the US alone.
According to UNESCO, due to the coronavirus hazard, over 100 countries have closed down schools and universities nationwide, sending over half the world’s students home.
Under these heavy circumstances, many schools have already turned to eLearning solutions to effectively provide distance learning and remotely manage their students’ performance. For instance, in the US, Frisco ISD district teachers started giving digital lessons from March 17. They’ve done this by incorporating Google Classroom and a number of other eLearning platforms into their remote classwork. As we see it, many other states and districts will soon follow this practice to continue providing education to students at home using advanced capabilities of eLearning solutions.
According to pre-pandemic statistics, the global eLearning solutions market is expected to grow from $15.72 billion in 2021 to $22.4 billion in 2023. We think that, in light of recent events and the spike of the vicious COVID-19 coronavirus, these numbers are to be even higher.
All this plays into the inevitable fact that all schools and universities will soon have to provide services using distance learning solutions with an adaptive, convenient UI/UX, and all the schooling and training capabilities ingrained within a mobile-first approach and built-in accessibility.
Schools, colleges, and universities require a whole framework of eLearning tools to effectively convey knowledge to students online. Learning Management Systems or LMS are a compilation of all the tools needed to cater to the educational requirements of schools from K-12 to the university level.
The must-have and most common features of these eLearning solutions include but are not limited to:
The LMS offer sophisticated tutoring tools and insightful analytics powered by such disruptive technologies as AI and Big Data. These tools allow students to learn at a pace that’s convenient for them while also helping teachers automate processes and communicate with students via video calls, chats and comments on student’s performance.
It is known that eLearning solutions have a much higher retention rate of 25% to 60%, compared to retention rates of conventional classroom studying at only 8-10%. Integrating a powerful LMS distance learning solution into your school’s IT infrastructure will surely have a positive impact on your students’ success and your school’s academic rankings.
This advantage over conventional education is achieved through a student-centric approach where students are plunged into an environment with enhanced collaboration, communication and gamification that engages them to learn and share their results, ultimately creating a social-networking experience. At the same time, teachers are provided a solution that streamlines educational content creation and enables customization of lessons based on the student’s capability and performance monitored by the learning management system. It also offers them attendance monitoring, dynamic grading, an overview dashboard, and much more.
Below is the list of the most crucial features of distance learning and eLearning solutions that make the educational process streamlined, fast-paced and efficient:
The COVID-19 coronavirus is seriously impeding education around the world, causing millions of students to miss classes while schools bear additional expenses to counter the situation. It is time for you to fight back. Modern eLearning solutions such as Learning Management Systems offer a plethora of tools to efficiently manage the distance learning process.
There are plenty of eLearning and distance learning solutions available on the market, however, all of them have their limitations and none of them offer the full package of features described in this article. If you need to create the perfect online learning experience for your students, turn to an experienced software development company to provide you with distance learning solutions development tailored specifically for your educational institution.