Necessity, goes the famous saying, is the mother of invention. In the past month, as Coronavirus has brutally raged through this planet, innovation has become key to the survival for many businesses.
The education space, which has been one of the worst hit areas, is a case in point. Students, world over, have been impacted, as institutions have scrambled to set up infrastructures to provide remote teaching. While the concept of distance learning is not new, the scale is. It’s one thing to offer few courses online, it’s quite another to switch to online as the only medium of teaching. Also, this is not about the universities alone – students too have been caught off guard. Not everyone has systems in place for taking classes online.