eLearning stimulated by the Pandemic
The World Economic Forum says there has been a significant surge in e-learning since the pandemic started, and it expects the overall market for online education to reach $350 billion by 2025. As lockdown periods continue around the world, education experts believe the pandemic may lead to advances in technology that will allow more school pupils and tertiary students to rely entirely on virtual learning in future, transforming the education sector. One newcomer to e-learning is MultiChoice which has started to offer online learning services in SA.
Free virtual lessons on cybersecurity are being offered to thousands of young Brits in lockdown as part of a UK government scheme to develop their cyber skills. The Department for Digital Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) said its virtual school will offer educational games and activities for students aged 13 to 18. Teenagers will be able to learn how to crack codes, fix security flaws and dissect criminals’ digital trails as they progress through the game as a ‘cyber agent’. Teens can sign up for the school for free online to gain a ‘licence’ to access the school’s interactive game, as well as free weekly webinars from industry experts. The virtual school is part of the UK government’s Cyber Discovery programme, a set of extracurricular activities online that aims to train the ‘security experts of the future’.
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