News By/Courtesy: Athul Joseph | 06 Jun 2020 19:37pm IST

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The pandemic has forced educational institutions to opt for online mode of teaching
  • Online education has proven itself to be effective
  • The world need to adopt to this change

The pandemic worldwide has forced the schools and colleges to divert from the well-established classroom teaching to online mode and this has bought a huge difference in the mode of delivery and it is here to stay. Education in the past couple of months has gone through a drastic change that no one ever expected.  The pandemic has exposed the educational institutions to a need to evolve and made the institutions equip to this new mode of delivery by equipping institutions with necessary technologies and infrastructure, also provided students and teachers with the skill set needed to adapt to the new era of a digital environment. This adaptation process was smooth in several first world countries where all the facilities and infrastructure needed to make this shift was readily available. The newly acquired skills and the organization of learning experiences are something that can have a lasting effect.

We need to plan to introduce the best of online education into the classrooms — a hybrid learning model — and in the process gives students a dynamic learning experience that lacked quality education or access to high-quality services. Using Artificial Intelligence (AI) will help personalize the learning atmosphere for each child: Educators will soon have to abandon the 'one-size-fits-all' approach that is often practiced in conventional classrooms, and use technology to deliver a learning experience that is tailored to the learning needs of a child. The combined learning method will benefit both forms of students also, because they will have the potential to engage with various forms of content, such as film, audio, and presentations, the ability to individualize learning is enhanced. The role of educators will need to be redefined: With learning freely accessible only a button away, a teacher's role from that of a 'knowledge-giver' will slowly change to that of the 'facilitators' in learner growth and enable them to become life-long learners.

Technology should be used successfully to minimize teachers' time spent on activities such as paper-setting, assessment, and grading: this will allow educators to focus more fully on teaching and developing courses. Interactivity and participation in the traditional classroom will continue to be incorporated into online learning systems to keep individuals engaged: Physical classrooms provide a higher degree of teacher-student interactivity and to bring the element of interactivity and collaboration into their e-learning modules, educators will need to bring in a lot of innovations. It must also be pointed out that it is only natural that students encounter immense levels of anxiety in the current quarantine periods amid social distancing, self-isolation, and online studies. It must not be easy for them to be unable to hang out with their friends, peers, and classmates as they used to, and not be likely to spend their energy on sports. As educators, they must shoulder the responsibility of equipping them with appropriate defense strategies and helping them build and strengthen their connections with supportive adults, including their educators.

 THIS ARTICLE DOES NOT INTEND TO HURT THE SENTIMENTS OF ANY INDIVIDUAL, COMMUNITY, SECT, OR RELIGION ETCETERA. THIS ARTICLE IS BASED PURELY ON THE AUTHOR'S PERSONAL VIEWS AND OPINIONS IN THE EXERCISE OF THE FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT GUARANTEED UNDER ARTICLE 19(1)(A) AND OTHER RELATED LAWS BEING FORCE IN INDIA, FOR THE TIME BEING. 

Section Editor: Pushpit Singh | 06 Jun 2020 19:58pm IST


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