The pandemic has forced immediate adoption of available eLearning solutions and a significant rethinking of the education and training fundamentals. In the education sector alone, more than 91% of the world’s student population is affected by school closures. 1.57 billion learners were forced out of school in 188 countries. While the global lockdown of education institutions has pushed educators to take immediate measures ensuring emergency education provision, its ripple effect is only beginning to be felt. A similar effect is experienced in the training world as well.
To meet the challenges of this accelerated transition, slow-paced and outmoded education and training models are hastily being replaced by new learning modalities which have come in first as quick fixes but have now the opportunity to become the new standards. Live broadcasts, online learning, video based-learning and virtual reality learning; the demand for education or learning technology is becoming more critical than ever. As such, new pedagogical and training techniques within the learning framework should align with the needs that the COVID-19 pandemic has forcefully uncovered.
In response to the changing landscape of teaching and learning and with a special emphasis on the challenges in Asia, LEARNTech Asia Conference 2020 seeks to provide up-to-date insights to support the learning sector. The event aims to analyse and provide concrete solutions to the shifts in the education and training paradigm by calling upon world experts in the field and by offering immediate scalable solutions and tangible strategies to grasp long term opportunities.