It is not unnoticed that education has completely transformed from the traditional setup and courses to all things online. Everything revolves around the facets of terms like statistics, algorithm, analytics, artificial intelligence, and customer experience. Learning should be like ‘the-show-must-go-on’ and even with Covid-19 lurking around, education system has moved on to a new height where interest in online education and MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) are back into spotlight. Here are some of the post-Covid-19 courses you should look out for!
- Covid-19 online course
The world is hit hard by Covid-19 and left everyone wondering how and what really this virus is. From scholars, scientists, doctors, professionals to common man, coronavirus is a mystery all-together worth studying and universities across the world are offering varied courses for you to enroll in. What triggered it? Where was it born exactly? Everything and anything.
You can take up courses like COVID-19 Contact Tracing from Johns Hopkins University; COVID-19 Tackling the Novel Coronavirus from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine from international universities; within India Lucknow University, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), TCS-iON amongst others.
- Healthcare professional courses
Students can take up the varied Covid courses. At the same time, budding healthcare professionals can also take up short to long professional courses and take a leap in their career this 2021.
Spanning global health to nutrition, informatics to cardiac care, healthcare certificate courses cover a range of careers.
Ideally lasting between a few weeks to 18 months, they’re less extensive than traditional nursing degrees including a Master’s of Science in Nursing and nurse practitioner programme — and strongly focused to provide lasting benefits for your career.
You may also consider courses on Covid like the Covid Skill Preparation Course; WHO short online courses; COVID-19 Critical Care: Understanding and Application; Bacterial Genomes: Antimicrobial Resistance in Bacterial Pathogens; and the External Affairs Ministry has also announced a training programme on COVID-19 for healthcare professionals from SAARC countries.
- Financial market courses
Financial markets will see a surge in 2021. Given this prediction, having a know-how of the field as an expert and knowing about market efficiency, behavioural finance, market microstructure, structure of interest rates, bond markets, and the management of bond portfolios, will be the need of 2021 where you will be able to give a detailed overview of many aspects of financial markets using real-world examples and cutting-edge research.
- Online training courses
Remote working and digital space have given way to online learning related to mindfulness, cybersecurity, and hybrid tech capabilities has surged drastically.
Anxiety management, resilience training, stress management each saw more than a 1,000% surge with meditation and mindfulness training increasing by 886% and 784%, respectively.
Consumption of conflict management and interpersonal feedback courses increased by 890% and 686%, respectively. The technology and software industry also saw a more than 3,000% increase in listening skills courses.
In 2020, the consumption of business intelligence training increased 1,411% while Salesforce courses increased 664% and SAP courses saw a 428% surge.
For instance, Google Sheets courses increased 858% while automation courses like PyTorch and TensorFlow increased 542% and 458%, respectively.
- Entrepreneurship courses
One of the most drastic collapses that proceeded during the pandemic is the layoffs. Although many jobs were lost, people have turned their passions into profession for survival; thus, making entrepreneurship the need of the hour.
Learning How to Learn; Intro to Artificial Intelligence; Content Marketing Essentials; Google IT Support Professional Certificate Specialization; The Complete Crowdfunding Course for Kickstarter & Indiegogo are amongst a few courses to master the skill of entrepreneurship.
So if you have an idea in mind and want help shaping it into a viable business, start with this workshop on How to Come Up With Killer Business Ideas.
According to The Future of Jobs Report 2020 by the World Economic Forum, 2021 will see a surge in the number of jobs created when compared to the ones lost in 2020 due to Covid-19 and these jobs will require the workforce to have a new set of skills.
Therefore, reskilling is the key to staying relevant and agile, with new skill sets, while unlearning the old is all what is required for 2021. Stay updated, stay in demand!