COVID-19’s Long-Term Impacts on Education in 2020 and Beyond

edsurge | March 23, 2020

As COVID-19 spreads around the globe and the threat of a recession materializes, most people are focused properly on the immediate task at hand—preparing to teach and support students remotely. Beyond that, there will also be significant longer term impacts. The biggest shifts may occur at the intersections of K-12, higher education and workforce learning. Often these areas are treated as their own distinct silos in the education market, but the coronavirus crisis has revealed how interdependent these sectors may be. What exactly will happen is hard to divine. Here’s a forecast from several education officials along with my colleagues at Entangled Group, an education venture studio and consulting firm.

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Mobile devices have taken the center stage in most people‟s lives. Today, people find it acceptable to miss their wallet at home but not their mobile phones. So, wouldn‟t it be appropriate and sensible to consider this device for the purpose of knowledge transfer? Therefore, it is no surprise that mobile learning has now become the most talked-about subject in learning and training conferences. A quick look at the statistics pertaining to mobile devices leaves us with no doubt that mLearning is all set to change the learning and training landscape in the years to come.

Spotlight

Mobile devices have taken the center stage in most people‟s lives. Today, people find it acceptable to miss their wallet at home but not their mobile phones. So, wouldn‟t it be appropriate and sensible to consider this device for the purpose of knowledge transfer? Therefore, it is no surprise that mobile learning has now become the most talked-about subject in learning and training conferences. A quick look at the statistics pertaining to mobile devices leaves us with no doubt that mLearning is all set to change the learning and training landscape in the years to come.

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