How the corona virus affects education, social and digital media is becoming an essential learning resource
Did you know that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, every sixth high school graduate who wanted to go to a full-time college in the fall is now rethinking this path?
It should come as no surprise since COVID-19 affects almost everything that happens to IRL. From conferences to office life to education, the unknown is preventing the majority of us from making important decisions next year.
Think about it.
A pandemic will affect how we teach and learn from that point on. Harvard has already announced that the entire 2020-2021 school year will take place online – and there will be long-term positive and negative effects on such a large transition. Fortunately, the rise of online and distance learning has been going on for years, it's just accelerated, and is a “single option” for everyone compared to making a personal decision.
This latest CollegeCliffs infographic shows what it's like to be a student during the Coronavirus era and it's not easy.
It will be important for students to use social media and other digital communication technologies to improve their learning. From participating in Twitter chats to improving LinkedIn profiles and using technology to demonstrate their professional skills. There is unlimited potential in the digital world. In fact, there is a HUGE way for digital internships to coincide with online learning so that students can get their practice up and running right away.
With a view to the positive aspects, social media can help students complement their learning, give local professionals access and give them the opportunity to gain experience before graduation.
If you are a professional who is ready to offer a digital internship, you should consider the important impact it could have on students next year if they switch to online learning amidst so many unknowns.