Spotlight: Coronavirus Lockdown—Week 5 Digest

Spotlight Coronavirus Lockdown
eLearning Industry
Summary: Each week the digest of Spotlight: Coronavirus Lockdown is bringing you the latest submissions about this issue. Let's review together everything that happened last week.

Returning To A New World

As various countries all over the world are leaving their states of lockdown, the economy is trying to return to a normality that simply isn't there anymore. What do the members of our community have to say about these developments and the new modus operandi? Let's find out.

How To Make Online Learning More Engaging During The Coronavirus Lockdown

Amid the global coronavirus lockdown and social distancing, we are moving to online learning. But there can be a sense of isolation felt by students while it is also a new experience for many teachers and students. These problems can be solved by engaging online students by making learning interactive. Sana is a content manager at MindScroll and she likes to write about current trends in the eLearning industry. She is also passionate about content creation, social media, and online marketing.

How COVID-19 Is A Watershed Moment For Online Tutoring

Online tutoring is a beacon of hope amidst school closures and parents who are finding themselves as accidental homeschoolers. COVID-19 has disrupted young lives, but in times of pandemic, eLearning is providing hope to millions of families. Erline is a mother of 2, to the cutest pug in the world and to one daughter who is the apple of her eye. Apart from that, she is an HR communications specialist working in the field of education with TutorEye, with an interest in building the most effective workforce conversations possible.

Convert ILT To VILT

With Coronavirus engulfing the world’s health and economy, one of the hardest-hit sectors is the Instructor-Led Training (ILT) industry. Because the success of ILT is dependent on the participants being available in a single location and offering their undivided attention, the social distancing norm has had a devastating effect on the ILT industry. In the coming few weeks and months, social distancing is going to become the norm across the globe. So the big question for the ILT enthusiasts is: what happens to classroom-based training in the meanwhile? Converting ILT to VILT might just be the right answer. Amith has over 19 years of experience in the learning industry and has managed content development in companies such as Microsoft Corp. He is currently the founder and director in two learning consulting companies, Apposite Learning Solutions (India) and Stipple Solutions Inc. (USA). Amith is also an industry influencer and was a guest speaker at BITS Pilani, Cochin University, and AISEC.

Using Rapid eLearning Solutions To Transition To Online Learning

As many businesses are forced to close their doors, new opportunities arise online. In this article, I share 8 tips and tricks to use rapid eLearning solutions to switch to virtual training on a tight budget. This is one of my articles, and I think most of you guys know me; I am Christopher, the founder of eLearning Industry’s Network.

Top 6 Benefits Of Blended Learning

Recent studies have shown the importance of combining classroom teaching with technology. The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed discrepancies in our education system. This article by Pollyanne gives you 6 top reasons to pursue blended learning. Pollyanne Gitonga is a freelance writer. She is an avid reader and researcher who is passionate about providing quality content that increases brand awareness and conversions for B2B and B2C businesses.

(The Right) Learning Modalities To Deliver Digital Learning: Part 3

Research tells us that asynchronous and synchronous online learning elements serve different purposes. In this, the third part of Patti Shank's amazing series on learning modalities, she is going for a deeper dive into the use and selection of asynchronous elements, as many suggest that they should be the major part of most online courses. Patti Shank Ph.D. is listed as one of the top 10 most influential people in eLearning internationally. She has written numerous books, and her articles are found all over the internet. You can find out more about her at

We Are All Distance Learners: Online Education Across The Globe—Part 2

School closures in 191 countries have interrupted education for 1.5 billion students and 63 million primary and secondary teachers. Many countries have turned to eLearning to continue education. In part 2 of a two-part series on education during COVID-19, we look at online learning across the globe. Mary Burns ([email protected]) works across the globe as an online instructor, curriculum development specialist, Instructional Designer, evaluator and researcher on effective eLearning programs for teachers and students. Follow her @countykerrymary and at

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