Pearl Academy leads the way in imparting creative education using online mediums
Some months ago, nobody had imagined the state that the world would be in today. It was all business and work as usual for everyone till Covid-19 struck the world and how! With educational institutions being locked down, academics have gone digital. Pearl Academy, a creative education institution with a legacy of 27 years is making sure that learning for its students continues in the new reality.
Five years ago, Pearl Academy envisioned the role that technology can play in educating students, and began investing in the right technology, training of faculty members and digital curriculum. This has helped the institution in seamlessly transitioning to 100% online teaching mode. Ever since the lockdown, 3300 students of the academy have been undertaking more than 1300 weekly online classes in design, fashion, contemporary media and new-age business.
“We are at an interesting stage requiring a totally new approach to education driven by technology and unbound innovation. Learning in new reality is the opportunity to take the current uncertainty and turn it into future defining creativity. The notion that creative education cannot be imparted virtually is not 100% true. It requires the right approach and investment in technology, content and training of faculty members to use the technology”, says Sharad Mehra, President, Creative Arts Education Society- the promoting body of Pearl Academy.
Here is how Pearl Academy is ahead of the curve despite the limiting circumstances created by COVID-19.
Teaching and learning through state-of-the-art Learning Management System
Pearl Academy has implemented the world’s most advanced Learning Management System (LMS) and all faculty members are trained in teaching through this online LMS. Before COVID-19 20% of the overall curriculum was digital and taught online, which has now been scaled to 100%.
Free access to Coursera and Business of Fashion course modules
Pearl Academy students can supplement their curriculum modules by undertaking certification programs by Coursera and Business of Fashion. This not only gives them an edge over others but also makes them industry-ready.
Pearl Academy Mobile App
For students applying for programs at Pearl Academy this year, the institute has launched a mobile app. It offers a tailor-made experience to help you make the right decisions when it comes to your education and career. The
app is a one-tap window for incoming students to gain great insight, covering course content as well as the chance to speak to faculty, career advisors and current students.
In order to ensure that this year’s academic cycle does not suffer any delays, Pearl Academy has decided to conduct the complete admission process online. The online Pearl entrance exam is scheduled for April 18, 2020.
The current scenario has made learning a lot more immersive. Teachers have also taken well to such technology driven learning systems. This has enhanced the experience for both students and teachers. The tech processes are not only helping in disseminating information, but another avenue can be grading too. If one considers technology and its avenues, the education sector is only set to get more enhanced.
Disclaimer: This article has been produced on behalf of Pearl Academy by Times Internet’s Spotlight Team.