Lecturer, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Bangkok, Thailand
The year 2020 will be remembered by generations as the year that caused transformation leading to a new era for our societies. The worldwide COVID 19 Pandemic tackling the world economy and affecting our lifestyle. As the pandemic has created a new environment where we have to adapt to learn and adopt which in such a short time can be challenging, the world is now ever-growing in digitization and e-learning. Most classrooms where they had access to the Internet converted their classes online to cope with the pandemic, a transformation that is painful but revolutionary at the same time. As education has been converted online for the past few decades and this year is creating a new chapter which in some way is a necessity to digitize education more than ever and help make it available throughout the Internet and technologies across the globe as much as possible. This new chapter may as well serve us in improving and transforming education in such a way that we can hope to see more people having access to affordable quality education. Some cases even self-learning where education can be taught through the Internet by using various learning management systems, although we are still in great need of new technologies to transform our education and revolutionize it. This is our chance to turn a global threat into an opportunity as Chinese quote it 危機即轉機 which means a crisis is a chance. Indeed we humans have learned to live is to adopt which is the greatest skill of survival.