Despite all the socio-economic damage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic of the year 2020, it should go without saying that this medical crisis has acted as an effective catalyst in the rapid development of remote learning and online education.

This unprecedented development of communication and internet technology being applied for education was the result of the need for continued operation of educational institutes and the education of their students during these ever-frequent periods of coronavirus-related quarantine lockdowns and travel restrictions. During 2020, we have observed considerable milestones towards a solid digital educational framework, with more mainstream acceptance of "alternative" online education, with schools becoming quite well versed with conducting online classes.

Although it could be argued that the global educational ecosystem might return back to a pre-coronavirus status quo following the distribution of an effective vaccine, it should be noted that future governmental policies and educational practices would be permanently affected by what we've learnt from surviving this pandemic. Based on this, we could state with a relatively high level of confidence that online education would be seen as a more viable alternative to more traditional classroom-based education in the foreseeable future.

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