23 October, 2020

The Future of E-Learning: How Has COVID-19 Changed the Education Forever

‘Necessity is the mother of Invention’ the current situation proves this proverb cent percent true as the global pandemic COVID-19 has evolved a vigorous need to drift on technology & avoid physical presence to utmost extent. 

With this new normal, the concept of ‘work from home’ has increased its acceptability in all sectors, from corporate to education the mantra of #socialdistancing is gradually pacing to open the doors of many new concepts, online study is one such concept binding students & teachers in a new mode of pursuing education, in a way, online education is balancing the course of studies in this rough phase.

Definitely, changes are evident & acceptance-adaptability for certain changes takes time, coping with technology is difficult for certain generations & easy for the other, similarly concept of Online Education wasn’t accepted at once, but to combat with this alarming situation has left no choice but to opt for Online Education, as it will help to ensure safety & studying interruption-free. Initially, in April 2020 the education institutions were in the state in dilemma whether every student & teachers also will be able to cope up with this approach, if the statistics are to be believed The number of users enrolled for various online learning courses is estimated to be 1.6 Million in 2016, Which is expected to grow about 9.6 Million by the end of 2021.

What are the Barriers in the Current Education System?

If we split the timeline as PreCoVID& PostCoVID, it’s evident that before CoVID-19 pandemic, the funda of digitalization wasn’t much enforced over the education sector, #DigitalIndia concept brought a digital revolution in every field, but in the context of education, the application was hardly noticeable, though many government websites were endorsing Online Education but nothing came as a revolutionary beginning, now post CoVID-19  the scenario is vice-versa.

Few reasons listed for not defining education under the context of online teaching are the required rate was less, internet access was also less & inadequate, teachers weren’t trained to teach online or to forgo traditional teaching, students were much used to the traditional approach. Probably, that is one of the major reasons as to why the concept of Online Education wasn’t accepted at once. But now with the change in situation Technology has revolutionized Teaching.

E-learning is the new face of Education:

Go-Digital:   First & foremost step is to go-digital. By going digital it simply means to be present online. For instance, certain videos of teaching can be published online or conducting exams online. It doesn’t mean just to copy & paste or replicate already taught content. Going digital will be of value only if the tactics of teaching online are kept in mind & implicated.

Transition to learn Online: In order to learn online education, system & technology one has to learn to accept the changes, one has to transit from offline to online, one has to prefer online learning along with traditional ones.

Advantageous for Teachers: Teaching from the comfort of home is sure shot the most desired work profile of every teacher as it makes them fatigue less, no need to travel, no need to get involved in city’s hustle-bustle, they can set their teaching goals without draining their energy in unproductive work. All they need is just a wifi & a laptop. No need of black board or physical copies of notes, features like white board & exchange notes facilities are cherry on the cake.

Advantageous for Students: Students can enjoy the learning process from any corner of the world. They need not indulge in hectic routine rushing to school or coaching class. Moreover, the feature of sharing notes online makes it easier for them to refer to notes whenever they need. They can save everything on their phone or laptop. 

Features to integrate with E-Learning:

Features are the one thing that makes it easy for people to believe in E-learning platforms for the education industry, without knowing the features of it, the significance of it shall remain underrated.

  • Flexible authentication methods: Many platforms – One login, i.e to login for conducting online classes from any platform, will require only one id, so it becomes easy for the lecturer to make use of varied platforms depending on need within friction of seconds.
  • Browsing through a wide range of courses: It’s complete ease to learn situations for students they can select from multiple courses available, can select the course of their choice, of their language, the student gets many alternatives to select the best & to study without any compromise.
  • Student Profile: Create a profile & enjoy learning, students just need to fill up basic information & can get complete access to the course of their choice.
  • Student Report: Basically entire details of students pursuing varied courses are created, so complete detail about a particular student can be obtained in the context of which course he/she is pursuing or had already pursued
  • Notifications: It is one of the prominent features, as students get notifications about each & every lecture so FOMO-fear of missing out can be overcome. Students get updates in the form of notification; hence it keeps students updated.

Apart from administrative features, there are several interactive features as well. These features help one to understand the perks on videoconferencing for education.

E-learning solutions for education are a complete bundle of solutions & benefits.

Interactive features of online video platforms for education encompasses many factors such as;

Voice & Video Chat:
Learning has two essential requirements, listing & observing. So, to access these both features during E-Learning, a feature of voice & video chat is enabled.

video chat solution for elearning platform

Enable active learning with group chat:

The importance of video conferencing in education has increased due to its feature of group chat while learning. It is exactly the digitalized version of Group Studies. The benefit of this is students can study collectively, & moreover, doubts of students can also be solved collectively.

in-app chat in online learning

It makes communication easy, it is a messaging solution for education, besides it is easier for the tutor to communicate while teaching, thus it is nothing different than the traditional/physical approach of learning.

Manage user authorization with Role-Based Access Control:

It is crucial to have access while using particular software. Features of an Online Video Education Platform has a major advantage of authorizing with role-based access control. One can control as to who can have access and who can not have access. For instance, one can deny access to chat with certain users.

Role Based Access Control for education platform

File and Screen sharing for a clear understanding of topics:

Sharing of notes, important points, graphics, images, charts, data is also possible, files of any format, word or pdf or ppt can be shared over that software, students can access all that files & enjoy disturbance-free learning.

Screen sharing in online learning

Enhanced interactivity with Collaborative Whiteboard:
The online video solution for education is widely accepted because of this innovative feature. The feature of whiteboard enhances the interactivity, connectivity, & creativity to Online or E-learning.

whiteboard features for  online learning platform

Broadcasting Lectures or Classes:

The significance of Videoconferencing in education has been of the utmost crucial importance as it plays a major role. With the help of video conferencing features, broadcasting of lectures is made possible. It can grab better attention from students; via broadcasting, it is made easier to adhere to mass education online.

live broadcasting in Education

Thus, online learning is one such platform that makes the right of education implacable in a distinct way wherein it is easier to overcome geographical boundaries, pandemic barriers, & other hurdles. It makes it easy to provide education to students sitting in any corner of the world. E-learning platforms for the education industry are surely turning the crisis into an opportunity to adapt E-learning.

Mirrorfly is one such platform that is strongly recommended by all the education seekers & providers. With help of this platform it has been to add versatility in teaching methods, as they live video chat option makes it conversation friendly mode of teaching, instant doubt solving is another key point, white board gives feeling & touch of class room teaching. Exchanging files & synopsis makes it easier for students to gel up with online teaching. Mirrorfly has made it possible for many students to continue learning even in such situations. Education is never kept on a stake with a platform of Mirrorfly.

The exclusive feature set of Mirrorfly is creating a difference. It is the best video conferencing software for education. The face of education is changing, it’s time to adapt the change with Mirrorfly.

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Masilamani Murugan leads the Digital Marketing team at Contus. He is interested in strategy planning for digital marketing initiatives. He loves to be fit and is a workout freak.

29 Comments

  1. Avatarabusaleh Reply

    Hi, I’m interested in your elearning platform. Do you offer your own LMS or do you integrate with client LMS? Is it possible to schedule a demo? Thanks

  2. Avatarbheem Reply

    We are in to education software for Schools and University. We are looking for a video calling API to be integrated with our education application. Student/teachers can arrange online classes with video chat option. please let us know, if you can help and what would be the next step. Regards,

  3. AvatarDharmedra Reply

    We are building a solution for our client. One aspect is e-learning. They want to offer employees the ability to do 1 on 1 training with a manager i.e. live video, chat, document sharing and screen sharing.

  4. AvatarKarsten Reply

    Hello, We’re looking for an option to easily add chat and video call to our Education application and would like to learn how your Chat API and Video call solution could be useful for us. Thanks.

  5. Avatarvahid Reply

    Hi, I’d like to know the price plan for the Education Solution you have. And How many cuncurrent video calls could be made at the same time? Differnt sessions i mean . MirrorFly video call API is right fit for my education apps. please suggest me

  6. Avatarprakash Reply

    Looking for Voice call fearure in one of my education apps which is develped in JS and NodeJS. Requirement is to have a call with 200 users at a time and this kind of session we are are gonna have regaluraly or multiple times in a day. Looking for only voice call API for online learning platform. Please suggeest me best. thanks:)

  7. Avatarmahi Reply

    I would like to look at the features available and integrating with web application. I am looking for an API/Tool which has got video calling option to integrate my online titoring apps, so that teccher ans student can see if the user is online and call them

  8. AvatarDkmoorthy Reply

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  9. Avatarpatel Reply

    Hey, we can client who wants some feature in his product and I am searching for him the best solution so that we can integrate that. I am listing below all the requirements below 1. We need a solution that works on iOS, Android, and Web. 2. We need one to one chat, group chat, and public chat (where anyone can talk) 3. AI integration if someone uses inappropriate language we can know that and delete that message and block the user. 4. We also want a live stream feature in our product so if someone wants they can go live and others get the notification and watch them. 5. The most important thing is that we need proper documentation for SDKs and support. currently, we are using some solution already but we are getting lots of trouble with implementations and bugs in their SDKs.

  10. Avatarpaul Reply

    Hi! We are a business for helping people with online schooling. We want to implement online meetings in our laravel platform. And the monthly number of minutes would be 2 people/meeting * 120 minutes/meeting * 300 meetings = 72000 minutes. Can you give us an offer?

  11. AvatarCHOI Reply

    Online E-learning I want to build educational content using a video chat system. I would like to know the cost or specific methods required to build it. I would like to know how much it costs each month, how many people can use it, and how to connect it to my site. Thank you.

  12. AvatarMarszalek Reply

    Hi, I am looking for a technology partner that will provide us whitelabelled video-conferencing technology for our virtual events platform that we are building. We need videoconferencing with minimum 30 active attendees, streaming of the conferencing to passive attendees, screensharing, chat, moderation, live editor with branding, lower thirds/dynamic texts on-screen, dynamic layout changing, strong security so that only people controlled by our platform can access certain call etc. Please contact me via e-mail and let’s arrange a videocall. Thanks

  13. Avatarcurran Reply

    Hello. We’re an ed-tech startup looking for a classroom solution for our online classes. Our teacher network is over 300 users and our student network is around 500 users. We’re looking for a solution that allows online classes, setting up meeting links (an added bonus but not required), screen sharing, a white board and chats during the class. Your online learning solution looks great. Can you please share an estimated pricing plan? Thank you.

  14. Avatarrohitsarva Reply

    We are providing online assessment platform to our customers. Now as the next level we to integrate e-learning facilities with live conferencing features. I would like to know the cost sheet for mirror fly.

  15. AvatarLevesque Reply

    I run an online music service, and I need a way for teachers to do one on one video chat lessons with students. Screensharing and recording would be good. I’m currently using a Vonage/Tokbox embed as that’s the most I’m capable of figuring out how to integrate into a WordPress site. I would strongly prefer to be contacted by email rather than by phone.

  16. Avatarsameer Reply

    I am looking for pricing around video conference for Online classes. I need around 20 licenses to start with. Kindly send me the details via above email. Thanks, reddy

  17. Avatarmanjukar Reply

    Hi, I want an Video Conferencing Api’s to integrate in my laravel education web application. Kindly let me know

  18. AvatarAugray Reply

    To whom it may concern, We have an e-learning startup and want to integrate video/message application into our platform. Can you please let us know about your pricing and features that you provide? Our questions are; – We will have a web application at the first stage. Do you provide support for web apps? – How can we integrate mirrorfly to our platform? Do you have REST API for developers? – Can we embed mirrorfly to our platform? We don’t want students/teachers to leave our website and use other platforms (e.g. Zoom calls) I would be happy if you could answer the questions. Thank you very much Kind Regards, Augray

  19. Avatarfabian Reply

    Dear Sales Team, My name is Fabian and i built a website to bring teachers and students together in 1 on 1 meetings for elearning purposes. I need a Software that connects both participants. Main features needed: – Website Integration – API – Videochat – Screensharing Please give me an answer if your software is suitable for my use case Best Regards, Fabian Reiss

  20. Avatarlopez Reply

    I currently use PubNub and Twilio inside my App. I am looking at ading Video to my App and your site came up in my search. Can you provide pricing and how it compares to other platforms?

  21. Avatarsiddiqui Reply

    Hi, Our company have a Learning management system, we need to integrate it with a video conferencing API to allow the lecturer to make live learning sessions with his students

  22. Avatarkorde Reply

    Hi there, We would like to explore the option of having a secured password enabled online class infrastructure. The API could have a integrated messaging and whatsapp integration as an additional features.

  23. Avatartarunjain Reply

    Hi, We are looking to integrate a E-learning solution in our existing App. Please let me know if we can setup a demo and discuss further.

  24. AvatarJayaraj Reply

    We are looking for a/v service for our online classroom product in specfic UAE region. With our current a/v feature, students are facing isssue due to UAE telecommunications policy.

  25. AvatarAdesh Reply

    We are developing a e-learning application, we would like to integerate a application for video conference and calling. We are developing an application in React Js and Node Js. Can we use MirrorFly to our application, we would like to know the pricing details and API details.

  26. AvatarBrado Reply

    Hello, We are building an online tutoring platform for connecting tutors and students. so for this, we required a video conference tool which provides facility to record the session, screen sharing, presentation, whiteboard, etc., We found your tool suitable for us, so can you please guide us on how can we integrate this tool with our website. Our website is basically built using a combination of PHP and Javascript technologies. Waiting for your kind reply. Thank you

  27. Avatarjeanyves Reply

    We need Online Virtual Classroom solution for schools. Presently, we have an existing web application (with relational database) for the Schools (delivering formal education) and we want to integrate a Virtual Classroom from mirrorfly in the web application. Please let me know the costing and how we can proceed. Just to add to it further, there are 30-40 Schools and 50 Classes in each school running. In each class there are approx. 30-40 Students.

  28. AvatarEd Fitzgerald Reply

    Hello I wanted to incorporate your API to our E-learning website. I want to know: 1. Can it support 100 people video call? 2. Is it well optimized for all mobile devices? 3. What is the maximum number of people you can see in a conference call? 4. What is the maximum number of people in a livestream. 5. Pricing 6. Can I create a paid plan for my clients using your API? 7. How long does it take to setup the video conferencing API I’m particularly interested in it for both corporate and educational purposes 8. Do you provide any SLA (Service level agreement? 9. What other popular companies are using your video conferencing API?

  29. AvatarGauravsaini Reply

    We are launching a Learning Management System for which, we need high volume video conferencing platform. Please let me know how you can provide such capabilities.
    *Looking for video conferencing with chat options
    *1 Room will have 200 students with 3 hosts
    *200 to 400 concurrent classes
    Thank you.

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