COVID-19 has changed education forever, and this is how. Research suggests that online-learning has been shown to increase the retention of information. It takes less time which concludes that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed education forever, and changes might be here to stay. More students keen to undertake online courses on digital platforms. Some criticize that how long this adoption of online learning will continue, especially that the shift away happened suddenly. However, the statistics showed that even before the pandemic, online learning was already high growth with more than US$18.66 billion in 2019 investments in EdTech. There are my language apps, video conferencing, online learning software, and online tutorials that significantly have been surged.
While some believe that the unplanned and rapid move to online learning – with no training, insufficient bandwidth, and little preparation – will result in a poor user experience that is unconducive to sustained growth, others believe that a new hybrid model of education will emerge, with significant benefits. “I believe that the integration of information technology in education will be further accelerated and that online education will eventually become an integral component of school education,“ says Wang Tao, Vice President of Tencent Cloud and Vice President of Tencent Education.
There are some obstacles with the use of online learning. Some students struggle to get reliable internet access or the technology to participate in digital learning. Huge gaps between countries, in Switzerland, 95% of students have the access to computers to use for their learning, that number drops drastically in Indonesia with only 34% of students have access to technology and the use of computers.
For those who do have access to the right technology, there is evidence that learning online can be more effective in a number of ways. Some research shows that on average, students retain 25-60% more material when learning online compared to only 8-10% in a classroom. This is mostly due to the students being able to learn faster online; e-learning requires 40-60% less time to learn than in a traditional classroom setting because students can learn at their own pace, going back and re-reading, skipping, or accelerating through concepts as they choose
We are marching to a new era of globalization, more knowledge opportunities, and managing between working hours and education became easier. We listed (according to arch2o.com) the 20 best free online college courses on architecture, we hope you can take full advantage of them.
- Making Architecture at IE School of Architecture & Design
- Practices for Sustainable Architecture at Philadelphia University
- Principles for Sustainable Design at Philadelphia University
- Engineering: Building with Nature at TU Delft
- The Art of Structural Engineering: Bridges at Princeton University
- Principles of Designing for Humans at University of Michigan
- Architecture Studio: Building in Landscapes at MIT
- History of Chinese Architecture at Tsinghua University
- A Global History of Architecture at MIT
- Frank Lloyd Wright and the 20th Century at Open Online Academy
- Exploring architecture, buildings and monuments through the ages at Alison
- Four Facets of Contemporary Japanese Architecture: Theory at the University of Tokyo
- The Architectural Imagination at Harvard
- The Search for Vernacular Architecture of Asia at The University of Hong Kong
- Contemporary Architecture at Open Online Academy
- Modern Japanese Architecture: From Meiji Restoration to Today at Tokyo Tech
- Future Cities at ETH Zurich
- Smart Cities at ETH Zurich
- Designing Cities at University of Pennsylvania
- Quality of Life: Livability in Future Cities at ETH Zurich
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