The COVID-19 pandemic transformed a lot of things, but most of them were certainly not for any good. We are still in the process of unravelling the question of how and why this eruption of economy, emotions, and human lives happened, and what it is taking from us.
This article focuses on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the education system of India. Education is considered to be one of the quintessential requirements for building one’s future. We learn, test ourselves, get promoted, and take a step ahead towards a brighter future. The year 2020 held something distinct with regard to education; the unthinkable is now a reality. The idea that teaching and imparting education can take place from the comfort of our homes was unbelievable until now.
The Coronavirus affected the education system in almost every part of the world, as soon as it was confirmed to be a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Schools, colleges, and other educational institutions decided to close down before any further announcements. The debates on the same have not taken a break. There were varied opinions and arguments that if this “new education system” was of any good to the student population.
We cannot deny the fact that digital media and the internet made the inconceivable idea of tutoring and schooling possible in these tough times. The Coronavirus gave a distinctive rise to e-learning in India, and around the world. Not only college graduates, but kindergarten and primary kids have also been learning a lot of new things using diverse and creative methods.
It was a unique way of exploration and absorbing education through clicks by being a part of the virtual world, i.e. to study in an online mode. Things were effortless in some cases, while they became extremely complicated and tiresome when one was unable to decode the technology. The big debate revolves around the challenges of online education, along with untangling the question of if this was worth it at all.
The student as well as the teacher population faced a lot of difficulties while using the online method of education. Let us understand some of the challenges they faced.
The Online Mode Is Still Effective For Some:
E- learning was tough for some sections, while the others highlighted how it was effective and satisfactory for them.
The discussions regarding the feasibility of the online mode for education has still not ended. People have their own perspectives and opinions to share. There is still room for improvement as far as managing and conducting online classes are concerned, with the hope that everything will soon resume back to normal. Till then, stay safe and healthy!