Online Teaching Jobs in demand: Report

Online Teaching Jobs in demand: Report

Remote teaching or online teaching jobs climbed up by 212 per cent and postings for these roles increased by 93 per cent between March and August 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic, according to Indeed – an online job platform.


Meanwhile, postings and searches for traditional ‘teaching’ jobs witnessed a down turn of 58 per cent and 62 per cent, respectively over the same time period.


The report claimed that in August, education and instruction jobs on Indeed India were seen to be growing at 47 per cent lower than in 2019. The same was seen growing 66 per cent lower than in 2019 in June, possibly owing to the measures implemented at the time that resulted in the shutting down of schools and educational institutions.


Sashi Kumar, Managing Director, Indeed India, said, “Amid this economic slowdown, one silver lining that stood out was the ed-tech sector. Job postings in ed-tech overall saw a 12 per cent increase between March and August 2020, while searches saw a 34 per cent hike during the same time period. Despite the current situation, teaching has been one of the few professions that have rallied and adapted to the new circumstances within record time.


With the increased penetration of the internet to previously remote and therefore disconnected regions of the country and the growing access to smartphones, online learning was already on an upward curve, even prior to the onset of the pandemic, which has only served as an added impetus to boost the sector," he added.


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