Coronavirus has affected almost every sector across the globe and Middle-East is no different. Lockdowns have been implemented across major places like Riyadh etc. In an immediate response to stop the spread of the virus, the Ministry and education departments have shut down schools, colleges and universities from early March. This shutdown was very much necessary during these crucial times of uncertainties. But they had to make sure that the education of students was not interrupted due to these closures. Schools and Universities, government, technical experts and internet service providers have come together to solve the interruption in regular classroom learning and thought a plan to use advanced technologies. Distance learning or E-learning has been the best solution and there are plenty of e-learning platforms that are helping to continue the education process for students and teachers.
eLearning Industry: How to Effectively Conduct Online Classes in Riyadh
From understanding new languages to grasping how to code – there is a wide range of platforms available for students from different age groups.
Madrasa: It is an attractive and user-friendly e-learning platform that is useful for Arabic-speakers with around 5000 free educational videos. The website was launched by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Riyadh, in 2017. It provides information on different subjects like biology, physics, general science, mathematics, and chemistry. It has a fun mission for students to complete and earn points. “Building a better future for our region starts in the classroom and e-learning can bridge the knowledge gap in the Arab world,” tells the founder Sheikh Mohammed.
Khan Academy: It is a free-to-use e-learning platform that is very popular among young students. It has around 10 million users worldwide and an educational project that is run by a non-profit organization. There is an option for every student to tailor the course depending on their age and grade. It hosts many subjects like arts, humanities, maths, science, computers, economics, and finance.
Fun Brain: If the interest is to learn some game-based learning, then Fun brain is the best option. It is mainly suited for students from Kindergarten to 8. Operating from 20 years, it has an innovative online playground and access to educational games, e-books, videos, and a maths section. The comics, games, and videos available on the website help to develop academic skills in calculations, language, and literacy.
EdX: This non-profit open-source website was launched by MIT and Harvard that provides users with access to recorded lectures from 140 universities around the world and has over 10 million users. It's free to use for unlimited access to these lectures but you will have to pay some amount for completion of the certificate. EdX has interactive online courses on law, history, science, engineering, business, social sciences, computer science, public health, and artificial intelligence. If you are not looking for any certification, then free content will serve your needs. It is also beneficial for high school students who are in search of university options.
Duolingo: It is popular among people who are interested to learn a new language. It provides access to all contents free of cost but with pop-up ads. It hosts over 35 languages options like French, German, Spanish, Korean, Irish, Latin, Hindi, etc. You could choose the different levels – beginner, intermediate, or expert. They are available as a website or mobile app that is very popular and has over 100 million downloads.
Udemy: Udemy has around 150,000 courses in 65 unique languages and is one of the largest online education platforms. Both free and paid video tutorials are available in all the available subjects like marketing, business, design, IT, personality development, photography, and music. There are also many other innovative programs like cryptocurrency, herbalism, mobile app development, nutrition, and mediation. These courses are charged at different rates and there is also an option for uploading lessons.
LinkedIn Learning: This professional learning platform mainly concentrates on technology, business, and innovative learning. It has around 5000 videos from industry professionals across the globe. Instructors from various popular organizations like the New York Stock Exchange, Facebook, and Harvard are included. After a month of a free trial, courses are offered at a monthly subscription rate.
Skill Share: This is beneficial for people who are trying to become content creators or social media influencers. It has a stock of around 20000 creative videos on how to develop innovative skills. It is mostly viewed for film and editing learners on YouTube. The free trial is available for two months and later it can be continued with a monthly and paid subscription.
National Geographic Kids: This website is very much popular among kids and free to use. It has many informational videos and articles on various animal species, reptiles, mammals, and amphibians. There is a explore option where students can learn significantly about the natural world and also some fun games that can be used to know the proficiency of the latest learned language.
With the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic and closure of schools, colleges, and universities, e-learning has provided a solid platform for students to continue the education. If you are looking to develop such an e-learning platform for the benefit of students and also earn a constant profit, the associate with one of the best mobile app development companies in Riyadh, Brill Mindz.