The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown a number of challenges in front of major sectors across the world and the education sector is no exception. It has changed the way we do business, the way we travel, the way we socialize and of course, the way we learn.
After changing our perception, especially when it comes to the education system, COVID-19 pandemic has now ruffled some feathers to depict other chinks in the armory. It has shown that the need for change in setup is evident and we may soon witness one, as soon as the normal services resume.
First and foremost, the nation-wide lock-down has taught us that it is possible to learn and teach through online mediums. It has answered most of our questions, as we understand that online learning is actually a good option, especially during the crisis. Many leading institutes like Bharati Vidyapeeth University have been conducting online classes during the lock-down.
The situation has all but ensured that the post COVID-19 world will be entirely different, as we gear up for the transition. All the aspects that we believed are integral to an education system can now be revised. The post COVID-19 era could facilitate adaptability, collaboration, creativity, and other similar functions.
However, it is not to suggest that campus-based education will go away. It has its own benefits and one cannot rely on online education for holistic growth of the students. At this juncture, we are majorly talking about THE integration of technology in the education sector rather than revamping the entire structure.
By doing so, the students may be able to study in an atmosphere that nurtures creativity, shares positive perception and influences the masses. Education may become more flexible and accessible, throwing away the rigid structures. The future may just change and it may all turn out to be a blessing in disguise for the education sector.