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Online Learning Prepares Students for the Modern Workplace

In September 2020, the World Economic Forum published an article outlining the unexpected benefits of virtual education for students who are studying at home during the pandemic. The article makes the point that online learning can foster in students the "organizational acumen, emotional intelligence and self-discipline needed for modern careers… The sooner that students master those proficiencies, the better off they'll be when they reach the job market."

Online Learning Prepares Students for the Modern Workplace

Online Learning Prepares Students for the Modern Workplace

In September 2020, the World Economic Forum published an article outlining the unexpected benefits of virtual education for students who are studying at home during the pandemic. The article makes the point that online learning can foster in students the "organizational acumen, emotional intelligence and self-discipline needed for modern careers… The sooner that students master those proficiencies, the better off they'll be when they reach the job market."

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AlisonDigital Learning, A Growing Concept Fueled by the Covid-19 Pandemic

As a world leader in online education, Alison has championed digital learning as the future since 2007. At Alison, we know that online learning is not just about allowing students access to the content they might otherwise go without. Students are empowered by online learning because it equips them with the digital skills and computer literacy necessary to succeed in modern workplaces.

While the Covid-19 pandemic has led to more people working from home than ever before, the pandemic has simply sped up a process that was already well underway. More and more careers require employees to work remotely. So people entering the job market need to have the technical capabilities and confidence to operate online and negotiate various software. The WEF article quotes a survey from last year, which revealed that over 80% of American business leaders said they planned to "give employees the option of working from home at least part of the time after the pandemic. 47% reported that they will offer telecommuting 100% of the time."

This means that it's no longer enough for job-seekers to acquire the specific skill set necessary to carry out their desired job. On top of that, they need to be comfortable and adept at working online. Job-seekers need to know "how to collaborate efficiently, conduct online research and analysis, use resources like AI and the cloud, master speaking and presentation skills, seek continuing education, exercise emotional intelligence, and become more self-motivated and proactive."

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Alison Equips the Remote Workforce

Job-seekers who are taking courses with Alison clearly have a headstart on the competition. Our courses don't just instil in our Learners a sense of responsibility and further their desire for upskilling; they also allow them to become comfortable with various interfaces and technologies.

As more careers go online, computer literacy is becoming integral to all manner of jobs. To be successful in the modern labour market, job-seekers need to know how to function online as much as they need to know the particulars of their chosen field. By learning with Alison, our Learners are killing two birds with one stone and giving themselves the best preparation possible for entering the modern workplace. 

The 6 Workplace Skills You Need to Work From Home

1. Leadership skills 

Working from home has been a shift for all businesses and hasn't been an easy or positive experience for all employees. Knowing how to manage and support others during this organisational change is vital to ensuring that your work runs as smoothly as possible.

2. Interpersonal skills 

Managing your interpersonal relationships can be much trickier through a screen and often requires a deft touch. This course will help you successfully navigate all your remote workplace interactions.

3. Effective communication

Needless to say but online communication is a whole different ball game from face-to-face office interactions. As you're no longer sharing a physical workspace, it's essential you communicate clearly with colleagues when you get the chance for a video call, as you might be working in different time zones and might not get another opportunity that day to correct any misunderstandings. 

4. Understanding diversity and inclusivity 

For many workers, one novel aspect of working from home has meant online meetings with people worldwide and exposure to new colleagues and clients from different cultures. This can be a real change of pace for some, so learning about Diversity in the Workplace is essential.

5. Professional soft skills

From adaptability to flexibility, from negotiation skills to networking, professional soft skills are as vital online as they are offline. Given that our social engagement time has been drastically cut down due to the pandemic, it's crucial to stay on top of these fundamental skills!

6. Workplace etiquette

If you only meet a client or new colleague online, then they can only base their opinion of you on that experience. Online professional etiquette can be very different from office etiquette, so to be a credit to yourself while working online, you should make sure you're up to speed on the correct manners of the digital workplace.

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