From Crisis to Opportunity: Why Digital Learning is Here to Stay Post-Pandemic

As Singapore transitions back to the ‘norm’, students are now returning to schools instead of being forced to stay at home (to the relief of many parents, I’m sure). However, the pandemic has reshaped the education landscape and highlighted the importance of digital learning. Even with things going back to normal, digital learning is still relevant and the way to move forward in education. (Sorry, parents, but you need to buckle up for this.) 

With MOE’s recent updates on the Learn for Life movement, the future of education for our children, it seems, is headed in the direction where diverse talents are to be nurtured and education pathways are to be expanded. So, where does online learning, or more specifically, online tuition, fit into this? 

Online learning is a key tool that can enable students to soar beyond these goals. With the flexibility and convenience that online learning offers, students can explore their interests and develop new skills without being constrained by traditional classroom settings. 

Benefits of Online Tuition (For Students) 

  • One of the key advantages of online tuition is that it offers personalised attention to students. Students can learn at their own pace and receive one-on-one attention from their teachers. This individualised attention can help students build a strong foundation of knowledge and skills, which is essential for their academic success. 
  • In addition to this, it can also help your children to build their confidence and reduce anxiety around learning. As children can learn in the comfort of their own homes, they may feel more relaxed and at ease. 
  • Online tuition can also help your children to develop greater independence and self-motivation as they have to take more responsibility for their learning. This can, in turn, help them develop the essential skills of self-direction, time management, and self-motivation, which are essential for success in later life. 
  • Another advantage of online tuition is that it offers flexibility in terms of scheduling. Students can choose to attend classes at a time that is most convenient for them, which is particularly useful for students who have busy schedules or extracurricular commitments. 
  • Furthermore, online tuition provides access to highly qualified and experienced teachers from all over the world. This means that students are not limited by geographical boundaries, and can access the best teachers and resources from around the globe. This access to a diverse range of teachers and resources can help students develop a broader perspective and gain a deeper understanding of different subjects.
  • Online learning can also help students develop essential digital skills that are becoming increasingly important in today’s world. As more and more jobs require digital literacy, students who are comfortable with online learning will have a significant advantage in the job market. 
  • Finally, online tuition can also help students develop a love for lifelong learning. By providing access to high-quality education from anywhere in the world, online tuition can inspire students to continue learning and upskilling throughout their lives. This can help them stay competitive in the job market and pursue their passions and interests. 

Benefits of Online Tuition (For Parents) 

  • Certainly, online tuition can provide benefits for parents as well. With online tuition, parents do not have to spend time traveling to and from tuition centres, which can be a significant time-saver. Additionally, parents can choose the timing of the tuition classes that best suits their schedules, which can be especially useful for working parents. 
  • Moreover, online tuition can provide parents with greater transparency and visibility into their child’s learning. Most online tuition providers offer progress reports and regular feedback to parents, which can help them monitor their child’s progress and identify areas that require additional attention. 
  • Last but not least… online tuition can also be significantly cheaper than enrolling your child in a tuition centre. 

Case in point, Singapore-based Meraki Academy has recently launched its beta mode and is currently available to primary school students. With premium membership, students can get full access to 24/7 online worksheets and video tutorials, a metaverse learning environment, live classes and lessons by qualified teachers trained by NIE, real-time chat, NFTs and wallet for only $250/year. If we do the math, that’s only a little over $20 that you’re investing monthly to help your children get the best for their academic development. 

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