Online Education – A Rage and a Need

The way online education has evolved in most countries of the world is for everyone to see. Europe, however, needs a special mention since it caught up in a big way within a short span of time.

The last decade has seen Europe take on the online education system and magically build the necessary infrastructure for it. Europe is also providing lot of funding to build up the online education system. Online education that was more prevalent in commercial institutes has now become an integral part of the mainstream education as well, particularly in higher education.

Professionals or students who are unable or unwilling to attend classroom teaching benefit from such e-learning platforms that are affordable and easy and helps one brush up the skill sets.

Europe has always been known as one of the choicest countries with great and varied opportunities for academics, for professional growth and for developing skills. The transition initially was, however, not easy as many misconceptions had to be dealt with.
If learning in Europe sparks your interest and you are concerned about on-campus education, then online education is the best alternative – whether you are a professional or a student interested in European universities. Latest teaching methodologies with advanced technologies are used to disseminate information and teach lessons. Group discussions and online classes are conducted to guide students like in traditional classroom teaching.

So, last year when the Covid-19 pandemic hit the world real hard, Europe that had already revolutionised its online education system did not panic when it came to impart education to its students.

Given the current challenges that the education sector is facing like every other sector, online education seems to be the best solution. Besides, it is also affordable for higher education. Right from short term courses to degree programmes, European schools and colleges are providing online education to all those who want to learn.
Though distance learning is not likely to replace classroom learning completely, it is an easy and attractive option for many students and in the current situation, the only best available answer for the educator and the student.

E-learning has been made available for students who can join the campus once the global public health situation improves.

The concept of digital learning was not common before the pandemic and only few countries had it that too only for higher learning. The Covid crisis introduced digital learning for school education in most of the countries.
Access to the Internet, the right technology and the skills to use the technology are the major factors that aid in successful online teaching and learning. Europe that had already advanced its digital infrastructure and most schools and households having access to the Internet, implementing e-learning was not difficult.
But pandemic or no pandemic, online learning is here to stay big way though it may not replace on-campus learning. Though schools may go back to traditional teaching, hybrid learning is expected to continue for higher education.

We hand-picked few educational institutions that are doing remarkably well in imparting education through digital technologies, in the latest edition of The Knowledge Review – The 10 Best Online Institutes in Europe, 2021.

Discover these institutes through this edition. Happy reading!

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