The Shift Of The Ed-tech Space To Career-building From Mere Mentoring

The Shift Of The Ed-tech Space To Career-building From Mere Mentoring

In the last few years, people’s perception of careers has changed exceptionally.

Up until a couple of years ago medicine and engineering were the only two professions that were considered lucrative. Schools and parents did not give much importance to even commerce and accounting. The classes were also created in a way that pushed students into these mainstream disciplines, forcing students with different interests to follow the same path.

Technological advancements have a huge role to play in bringing in this change, as they have opened the gates to ed-tech. According to technavio, the year-on-year growth rate of e-learning platforms in the year 2020 was 19.60%. The Ed-tech industry has seen a significant increase in market size during the last decade. The market is currently valued at $2 billion. It is expected to grow to $30 billion in the next ten years, according to a forecast published by RBSA Advisors.

People have started exploring and pursuing different career paths. Acceptance of the fact that a secure future can be attained through non-traditional job paths has risen by leaps and bounds.

'Education Technology' referred to as Ed-tech, aids in the creation of an engaging, inclusive, and personalised learning experience for students. An edtech platform is a set of resources that work together to create a student-centred learning experience by combining theoretical and practical knowledge and providing students with a 360-degree learning environment.

How are ed-techs moving towards career-building

Providing the right skills to make students job-ready

The practicality of e-learning platforms is one of its most significant advantages.

E-learning platforms allow students to design their schedules in addition to synchronous activities. Projects, checklists, and videos assist them in gaining the skills the students want to build. 

Even if the students get stuck somewhere, they can always go back and explore a topic.

Tailored curriculum based on students' needs and career alignment

In a regular classroom, it is impossible to construct a personalised learning plan for each student. Every student has their own goals, interests, learning styles, and constraints. Even with a decreased class size, teachers are unable to provide each student with one-on-one monitoring.

Here's where e-learning platforms come in handy: students can choose the course that best suits their needs based on their specific objectives. 

Courses on e-learning platforms are self-paced, allowing professionals to develop soft skills or technical skills to advance their careers at their own pace. These courses can help people who want to move up the corporate ladder or transfer industries without having to seek a new job or go back to school.

Professional development

One of the most advantageous aspects of using ed-tech is to enhance one's career, it puts the person in charge of their destiny. They are no longer reliant on class timetables, work promotions, or hiring boards to progress. The ability to gain skills and certifications from these platforms gives them an advantage and allows them to develop and work towards long-term professional aspirations.

Making your dreams a reality and forming a close-knit community with like-minded people has never been easier, thanks to ed-tech platforms. Ed-tech has given professionals control over their careers, allowing them to steer them in the direction they wish. 

Also, working in a field of their interest has helped people in staying motivated, keep learning, stay on their toes, and find new chances.

About the Author
Author: Mohammad Zeeshan
Mohammad Zeeshan CEO & Co-Founder, MyCaptain is a B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering with a keen interest in Policy, Education, and Impact. His vision has always been to impact Education and bring a societal mindset shift when it comes to Careers in India and all across the World, and MyCaptain is a step towards this. He has tried to merge his technology know-how with his passion, to build something unique.

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