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Ester Deluna is a Senior High School teacher and digital content writer who specializes in writing SEO-optimized articles in Higher Education, Training and Development, Marketing and Advertising, and Personal Finance. She started working in the freelance writing industry in 2008, and after earning her MAEd degree, she now spends her free time devouring new Urban Fantasy series, writing creatively through Medium, or posting literary photo series through her Facebook page while learning how to Think, Write, and Love. ❤️
Training institutes are continuously developing online learning programs to meet the current increasing demands for distance learning. Despite the seemingly successful integration of technology to the teaching and training process, there are still limitations that need to be addressed and areas that need improvement. Even if companies were forced to embrace the rapid changes brought by the pandemic, lifelong learning should still be the primary goal of Educational Technology (EdTech).
Globally, many of the schools are currently implementing an educational system that is slowly becoming obsolete. Colleges and universities still use a curriculum structure that is no longer designed explicitly for 21st-century learners. At this rate, the decline in the quality of education could very well be due to the detrimental mismatch between the current curriculum and the present generation of learners who have experienced radical changes for the past couple of decades.
The 21st-century workplace was thrown fast forward due to the increasing demands of a dynamic and unpredictable market and economy. Corporate learning is currently facing an extreme challenge.
For the past six months, an exponential increase in partnership has been observed between Colleges and Universities, and Online Program Management (OPM) systems and Bootcamp providers. This rapid growth in the Educational Technology (EdTech) sector can affect how the future of training and education will look like for learners and potential employees alike.
Traditional higher educational systems are rapidly becoming more obsolete as lifelong learners try to adapt to evolving learning environments. They are now being asked to deal with changes that require innovative approaches and perspectives that could give them an edge for their future career and employment.
The Covid-19 pandemic crisis brought to light the vulnerability of critical systems in our government and society as a whole. A stronger sense of awareness and responsibility is now becoming essential to attain success and sustainability in various work environments.
People often expect immediate job acceptance from graduates of prestigious universities. Along with this, employers have also grown into the belief that they would become an integral part of their successful workforce.
The future of education lies in the seamless integration of technology and learning. Both companies and universities have important roles to play when it comes to ensuring the development of their potential employees and learners respectively. At present, universities are now shifting their teaching platforms to virtual and online classrooms, whereas companies are turning to online training sessions and webinars.
A revolutionary strategy paved the way for the success of world-renowned companies, such as Facebook, Alibaba, Airbnb, eBay, and Grab. This approach, called the Platform strategy, revolves around the concept of creating an avenue, or a platform per se, where platform members and content creators benefit from the presence of other members.
Learning in today’s era of digital education is an active process that involves perception, comprehension, and integration of new information to past experiences while continuously applying the retained knowledge. With the amount of information, we need to process daily, adopting the best learning style which will suit our needs could save us a ton of time and effort. It could also yield better results in terms of achieving learning.
How our educational system is causing the slow death of lifelong learning and how our shift to online platforms is making it worse.
These are the five things I focus on when emotions become overwhelming.
Scrolling through our social media feeds is as much a part of our daily routine as eating, sleeping, and breathing. We now have an unlimited array of devices that could connect us to the World Wide Web 24/7. Smartphones, tablets, and computers are now capable of connecting us to the internet any time and anywhere. However, because of our online habits, more often than not, we end up mindlessly going about our day to day activities.
Here's a list of the three books that are considered as must-reads for career enthusiasts and students from all walks life.
A Long-Distance Couple’s Guide to Love and Online Dating Part 1.
10 things you need (other than love) for your relationship to really work.
Timeless lessons on love and marriage from a divorced guy, who's now my fiancé.
An article about a long-distance couple's virtual engagement before personally meeting each other.
Teaches Senior High School students the process of conducting academic research and guides them through one school year.
Company: University of Santo Tomas - Legazpi
I worked there from 6/2016 until now
Creates original, well-researched, and SEO-optimized written content for individual clients and business companies.
Company: Scripted, Inc.
I worked there from 6/2020 until now
Created news and feature articles for a University website in the Philippines. Documented, post-processed and uploaded quality photos using HTML coding through the University website.
Company: University of Santo Tomas - Legazpi
I worked there from 6/2014 until 6/2016
Wrote and edited news articles and feature stories for the Official College Publication of Bicol University College of Education.
Company: The Mentor (Official College Publication)
I worked there from 6/2012 until 4/2013
Created original, well-researched, and SEO-optimized written content for individual clients and business companies.
Company: Scribbloo (previously Essays.ph)
I worked there from 2/2008 until 4/2013