The concept of remote learning is comparatively new to educators and students, but the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has made it a necessity in the current times. However, institutions and organisations have already been offering online courses and certification classes for a long time. We cannot forget about the homeschool communities, too.
But now that remote learning has become the need of the hour, it remains to be seen if it becomes a norm for the future as well. And, even though it seems a bit of a stretch initially, this new trend of remote learning within the current education sector can, in the long run, transform the relocation industry, as observed by international relocation companies.
Let’s see how:
- When education is imparted online, employees would not have to wait for the beginning of an academic year to plan their family relocation. Earlier, many things were dependent on the academic sessions of schools because children would not easily get transfers and new admission in the middle of a year. That eliminates the hassle.
- Sometimes, even if the children get an admission, adjusting to a new curriculum can become taxing at times. The language barrier can be an issue with a move to a different country.
- This way, the entire family can relocate together and there is no added tension of looking for a suitable academic institution for the children immediately after relocation. The fact that children can connect with teachers and peers from anywhere virtually will help the family remain united, move together, and overall, create consistency on the education front.
So, now, if the employees are able to accept suitable positions during any time of the calendar year, what will be its impact over the entire relocation industry? The implications can be astonishing.
If children’s education can be conducted online and there is no restriction to a particular time-frame when it comes to employee relocation, the flow of talent will be more consistent. This will, in the long run, ease the burdens that suppliers and employers experience (when all relocation processes have to be arranged within a fixed span for a lot of people together).
Supply and demand metrics can be fixed to a great extent if the rush of the peak season can be controlled. The high demand that is faced during this period often leads to transportation companies recruiting seasonal employees who may not be trained enough, and this can result in stupendous mistakes.
After relocation, people often have to take up accommodations on rent or buy them. If the move is spread out throughout the year, it’s easier to get good options in housing; otherwise, a sudden spurt might hit the market badly, leading to unnecessary skyrocketing of the rent dynamics.
So, let’s embrace the change and move on amidst the challenges that we are facing. The pandemic has taught us to be creative and stretch our limits in many innovative ways. It’s time to adapt to the change as we go towards a new direction for a better beginning.
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