The outspread of the Coronavirus has shaped our education system to a whole new level. To be safe, aware and more sensible, we have to learn to adapt to online classes, be it professors, teachers, research scholars and students from kindergarten to university level. The prevailing situation is not due to our choice or virtue, but only the demanding situation. By all means, we do not put our learning at rest.
Technology has become our savvy asset, an integral part of our daily life. Within one browse, the world is at our fingertips. It has enabled us to interact excessively with the outside world.
Indeed, we have attained its pros from an early age and are soundly familiar with the wonders. A child under the age of five possesses a fair knowledge of its access. We can take it as a sign of remedy, but only to certain limits.
Human camaraderie has been confined. In reality, it is the physical interaction and face to face conversations that foster our bondage. Interaction inside a classroom elevates the relationship between the teacher and the student; to be more acquainted and professionally skilled in performing the task for the teacher and vice-versa from the students’ perspective.
Moreover, will we be solicitous to know our once in a lifetime classmates and teachers only through online classes? I believe the majority of us will not agree to it.
In terms of clarifying queries and doubts, the limited solutions hardly prevail, especially with calculations and solving equations. For disciplines that require industrial training and internships as a mandatory part of the courses, virtual learning only bombards the experience without real exposure to the field.
From both sides, the ambience may be considered as an unfulfilled expedition, the profession of imparting knowledge and the quest of attaining it. It is both the teacher and student that yearned for proper interaction.
From one’s keen observation, virtual learning provides remedial assistance. We, young learners, seek pleasure writing our exams in a stress-free environment. Yes, we do. The availability of answers from different online sources generates captivating solutions in an easy task. We may be evaluated with prestigious outcomes in quantity, but the unspoken quality for the future seems unpredictable.
In terms of soft skills, handling presentations in online mode is much similar to a moment of truth or dare. Marks may grant access to certainty, but the quality in an individual speaks a higher volume at the end of the day. As a matter of fact, a person with a genuine quality is always above a person of quantity.
To sum up, I would like to say that the limelight of life is truly defined by our days in college and universities and uniting moments of bunking classes (how will our stories be told if we don’t bunk).
When the conditions become favourable and back to normal, let us learn to embrace learning in the real world without taking anything for granted. The value of life depends on our positive bondage and the priceless smiles on our faces.