Why traditional education isn’t providing all the answers for today’s economic challenges and student’s learning needs? Why online learning is helping to fill this gap!
The world is changing. And it’s changing fast!
There’s a strong wind of change blowing across all nations and economies.
The world is becoming more globalized; including it becoming more integrated economically and digitally and culturally. Technological innovation keeps changing and disrupting the way we do business, the way we work, the way we communicate with one another and the way we socialize.
These changes and these disruptions are getting faster and more pervasive in all aspects of business, work, education, entertainment and culture.
In the labour market, people now are living and working longer than in previous generations, but while people’s working lives are getting longer their tenure in any single job or career is getting shorter.
This means the skills that people need over the course of their working lives will keep shifting and changing. It’s a case of one needing to keep adapting and developing your skills, because if you don’t then your job may become automated or extinct…leaving you unemployed!
Basically, the need for life-long learning is the new normal for people all around the world. This is true for all geographies, whether they live in America, South Africa or in China.
This hard land:
“Hey there, Mister,Can you tell me what happened to the seeds I’ve sown, Can you give me a reason, Sir, As to why they’ve never grown”
So, many people are working harder and longer for less financial reward and less job security. At the same time, opportunities are decreasing for people receiving training and skills-development at their employer, while formal tertiary education is becoming more unaffordable year on year.
As a result, across the world, the rates of inequality in society are the highest they’ve been since the 1930s.
This isn’t going to change unless we can up-skill and educate more people, more often and more effectively, so that they become more employable.
This is a BIG challenge facing the world now.
The question is: How can we fix this BIG socio-economic problem, effectively and at scale?
Another brick in the wall:
“All in all, it’s just another brick in the wall, All in all, you’re just another brink in the wall.”
Unfortunately, the solution to all these global socio-economic challenges isn’t going to come from the traditional education sector. Not at the scale needed, at least.
The traditional education sector is complex and fragmented, as well as it tends to be very localized in its delivery footprint (which makes it hard to scale).
It’s difficult for the traditional education sector to adapt quickly enough to the changing trends in technology, consumer behaviour, the skills employers need from workers today, and the life-long learning needs of ordinary people (and students) in a cost effective way.
Added to this, traditional educational instutions are large hierarchal organizations which can be slow-moving when it comes to adapting their curriculums and teaching format to align with the fast-changing skills and knowledge trends in the vocational marketplace.
This means there’s a growing market of B2C (life-long) learners who need affordable learning solutions that are flexible and provide the sort of skills-outcomes that employers value and need. However, at present, this market segment is not being catered to properly by the traditional educational market, such as schools and universities.
So what is the answer to all these BIG challenges facing companies, employees and students?
“Well, we got no choice, All the girls and boys, Makin’ all that noise, ’Cause they found new toys. No more pencils, no more books.”
Happily, as mentioned above, one BIG answer to how we address the BIG socio-economic challenges facing the world is through more online learing (AKA: eLearning). And a key part of successful delivery of online learning will be the strategic use of great teachers in facilitating online courses and curriculums.
Online learning is looking like it might provide the answers to many of the socio-economic questions that need answering in today’s world, in order to help solve the complex challenges facing people in the labour market or still in education.
Not only that but it promises a BIG new growth market for business and investors. And a growth market that has many years of BIG growth still ahead of it!
The Really Great Teacher Company provides your organization with With a little help from my friends:
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We are perfectly positioned to help our clients find the right teachers and teaching solutions for their business. We serve online schools and learning institutes worldwide, by ensuring that their students get the best quality English teachers.
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