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  • Catapult in non-academic classes: How tech is shaking up the creator learning sphere

    Published on December 30, 2021

    The adoption of technology in education – edtech has provided unique learning opportunities amid the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. From blackboards to whiteboards, projectors and tablets, technology has successfully brought innovation in learning as well as teaching. Optimistic about technological adoption, many on-demand learning platforms in non-academic space have emerged to take forward the collaborative economy. 

    Furthermore, the advancements in technology have resulted in a massive boom in the online creator economy. This calls for internet-based creative skills to take center stage as mechanical jobs are expected to decline in the post-pandemic world. As a result, traditional teaching methods or learning models cannot compete with new-age non-academic classes considering the recent advances in the industry.

    Online learning platforms

    Technological disruptions in the education industry have enhanced online learning. To facilitate better learning, many platforms have come up with interesting non-academic classes for students to ditch the traditional learning/ courses. Given the recent shift towards the online creator economy, on-demand online learning platforms are offering everything to learn from writing lyrics for a song to becoming a professional actor. The programs are taught keeping into account the importance of sharing practical scenarios with students to learn and grow in the industry. This helps students in gaining valuable skills in a shorter time than traditional academic programs taught in physical classrooms.

    Gamification

    With the surge in the number of online learning platforms, increasing engagement becomes a key to successful learning. Several researches suggest that people learn by doing more than listening and reading. Now, as more and more students are enrolling in online programs, platforms are expanding their digital toolsets to make learning interactive. Through gamification, online learning platforms are capitalizing on their potential of attracting customers and providing immersive learning experiences. This enables an interactive educational environment by introducing interactive learning programs in place of traditional learning.   

    Collaboration

    Today, technology has become the center stage for many online learning. To create an immersive learning experience, online educators are facilitating a collaborative learning environment for students. They are integrating versatile technology tools to easily integrate into the online classroom to enhance communication through collaboration. The students can share and collaborate with other members of the online learning community and achieve their instructional goals. For instance, an aspiring actor can learn acting skills on an online learning platform and collaborate with an aspiring singer to create influential content for the audience.

    Online tutoring from achievers

    Globally, many people are born with talent and have also achieved immensely in their respective industries. Online learning platforms have started understanding the need to help students learn from achievers and industry experts. When it comes to non-academic or creative learning, the future of on-demand courses lies in making the best instructors and guidance accessible to each student. Apart from getting access to on-demand courses, new-age edtech startups embark on a learning journey supported by guest lectures, one-on-one mentorship and workshops to accelerate student’s non-academic careers.

    Takeaway

    With increased penetration of the internet and smartphones, people are becoming creators and building audiences of millions. However, it needs to lead them towards building a successful career from their content. Edtech startups or learning platforms that are based on the community-based model are not only helping students to master skills but also helping them know the avenues to monetize their content. 

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