It’s no secret that this past year has been the most challenging for the entire world. However, if there’s one thing we can walk away from the pandemic and feel grateful for, it’s the rapid progression of the education sector’s move to the cloud.
In order to adhere to global lockdowns, schools and universities had to migrate to the cloud. Of course it hasn’t all been rosey. YoungMinds, the UK’s leading charity fighting for young people’s mental health carried out a study with teachers and students, 74% of whom agreed that schools being closed has had a negative impact on mental health. But, without the cloud to enable remote learning, the situation we find ourselves in now would be even more dire. And, of course, there have been some drastic benefits from this migration to the cloud.