Amid the pandemic, demand for online education services have risen greatly, a report by Google, Bain and Temasek on Southeast Asia's internet economy has found. Southeast Asians are using more educational apps than before the crisis, while usage of the major education apps have tripled. Tech investments are shifting to these budding sector, with edtech startup investment in 2019 getting three times of funding levels in 2018. Overall, the region's digital economy is on track to cross $300 billion by 2025. (LinkedIn News Editor November 2020) ONLINE TEACHER TECH TRAINING ACTH Institute has recognized the importance and the influence the online world has on teaching. The newly introduced Online Teacher Tech Training exposes educators to online teaching and provides assistance on navigating through multiple online platforms that would prove beneficial to the Educational institute, teacher and student. The course is available on both Weekdays and Weekends for anyone who is keen on polishing up their teaching skills and embracing the digital world. Author: Peter R Fernando
Source: Global Insight 2020 Out of the current global population of 7.79 billion there were 4.57 billion who used the Internet & out of this 3.96 billion were active on social media platforms in 2020. Source: Global Insight 2020 The number of active social media users seem to be growing annually at an increased rate of +10.5%, out of this 3.91 billion users accessed social media through a mobile device. Businesses seriously opt to consider the potential of this ever growing social media phenomenon to connect & engage with potential customers. Source: Global Insight 2020 It is interesting to examine the increase of user activity online & in the digital domain which prevailed during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is also evident from the statistical data above that during the pandemic 54% of users on the internet view video streaming sites to watch movies. Followed by 43% users engaged on social media platforms, whereas 42% users used the messenger services and 37% listened to music streaming services. Source: Statista and TNW (2019) The graph above…
Amidst the bustling streets of Negombo exists the Australian College of Training in Hospitality (ACTH), an institute that has come to become a beacon of hope for all its students. Upon arriving at ACTH, we were greeted warmly by Mr. Peter R. Fernando himself, the founder of ACTH whose experience in the Hospitality industry not only qualified him to be the owner of the college but to take over the reins of teaching as well. The lectures are of course, paired with interesting videos, one-on-one time with the trainer, online games that would test your knowledge of the lesson and, finally a practical session that would polish your soft skills a much needed requirement in the Hospitality industry. It was by gaining an insight into the curriculum and, meeting the staff and, the students were we able to fully grasp what ACTH has to offer for anyone who is “aspiring to gain employment in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry” (Sunday Times Editor Kavishi) https://youtu.be/SYNUbTmhdSw Upon realizing that there is a need for skilled workers in…
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