The global pandemic has affected educational systems worldwide,

and in an attempt to contain the spread of COVID-19, most governments have ordered the temporary closure of educational institutions, with varying degrees of effectiveness.

School closures have shed light on various social and economic issues

including income insecurity, as well as access to health care and other services. The impact was more severe for disadvantaged children and their families, causing interrupted learning, compromised nutrition, childcare problems, and consequent economic cost to families who are on a “No work, No pay” arrangements.

And without a commercially available vaccine in sight,

many academic institutions are left to scramble for a solution to deliver formal education. With so many uncertainties, Parents; Teachers; as well as Students, are left with unanswered questions.

With the start of 2020 academic school year looming ahead,

parents are rightfully concerned for their children’s health and safety. Add to that their concerns for income security, and some parents may seek alternative solutions for their children’s schooling.

Academic institutions are in a bind themselves.

If indeed social distancing will become the new normal, schools are faced with either the costly implementation of social distancing measures, or adopt new teaching methodologies such as distance learning. They are faced with the very real possibility of enrollee fallout.

Distance Learning comes with its own set of challenges.

Distance learning, particularly online learning, is a whole lot more than power point presentations and conducting “online” classes via video conferencing platforms. Access to multiple devices (laptops, desktops, smart phones); internet connection; online curriculum content; learning management systems; and the technology learning curve has to be taken into consideration.

 

 

We can help You implement a distance learning strategy.

We have converted traditional paper-based instructional materials into 40 weekly modules consisting of video-based learning content supplemented by online learning activities.

We can help design, build, deploy, and maintain a Learning Management System (LMS) for your School. It provides a way to deliver lessons quickly, and administer supplemental activities effectively. Increase your knowledge and skills in your own time and pace.

According to elearningindustry.com, a learner is likely to remember only 10% of textual content, 65% of visual content, but 95% of audio-visual content.

 

Comparison of yearly (private school) education costs per student

 

Expense Items

Traditional

100% Online Learning

Books

4,000 – 7,000

Uniforms

2,000 – 4,000

Other Fees

1,000 – 3,000

Transportation

3,500 – 15,000

700 – 3,000

School Supplies

1,500 – 3,000

Smart Devices

1,000 – 10,000

Internet Connection

12,000 – 30,000

Total

12,000 – 32,000

13,700 – 43,000

 

The projected difference in Total expenses should be reflected towards the reduction of Annual Tuition fees in order for Parents and Students to be indifferent to any instructional strategy (cost-wise).

For a family with pre-existing smart devices and internet connectivity, a 100% Online Learning  mode of education will be substantially cheaper!

 

Academ-e’s learning solutions can cater to ALL instructional modalities, even to those students who do not have access to devices and the internet.