Ground Report | New Delhi: How COVID-19 has changed education; Children’s Day is celebrated all over the country on 14 November. children’s day is all about raising awareness about the importance of the rights, care, and education of children. The silencing of the traditionally understood role of education gives rise to all kinds of moral and ethical concerns. Beyond the staggering impact on human life, with COVID-19 greatly disrupting access to education in India, India is witnessing an e-learning boom.
Managing Director of Sesame Workshop India, Sonali Khan said “The last one and a half years through the pandemic have been very difficult for children who missed their school, friends, playtime, social interaction, all of which, are key to their well-being and personality. As parents and caregivers, it’s important that we not only look at unfinished learning but also support the children emotionally and reimagine the parameters of learning and development that allow us to find a balance in their education and socio-emotional well-being.”
Across the world, schools, colleges, educational institutions are taking advantage of online learning platforms, thereby continuing the teaching-learning process. In parallel, access can be improved, for example through the provision of laptops and tablets, and the establishment of Wi-Fi access points.
Social, Emotional, and Ethical SEE Learning provides teachers with the tools they need to foster the development of emotional, social, and moral intelligence for students as well as for themselves. Emory University, US provides the shape, form, research, and science support to this course. It is clear that eLearning is an industry of the present and the future. However, the increased demand for online education causes an even greater demand for high-quality courses and well-established processes for content instruction and virtual classroom creation. But, without the right tools, everything seems impossible.
The concept of e-learning has been around for decades. Over time, the idea and execution of learning using the Internet has changed considerably, however, along with these changes, some myths have also developed. First things first – online education is an expensive model. In contrast, online learning is not high priced, it depends on various aspects that determine the cost, type of degree, certification, etc. How students and teachers are using ed technology during COVID-19 school closures, and in particular.
Covid-19 has shown that educational digitization is not just a temporary resource. “Education has changed dramatically, with the distinctive rise of e-learning , whereby teaching will be carried out at a distance and on digital platforms,” they point out to the future from the World Economic Forum, also called the Davos Forum. “Research suggests that online learning increases the retention of information and takes less time”, highlight the experts of the World Economic Forum, who also insist that virtual classes should fall on an older student body, being the presence essential in stages such as Infant and Primary. (How COVID-19 has changed education)
For those who have access to the right technology, such as good connectivity, there is evidence that online learning can be even more effective than face-to-face. Some research published by the WEF shows that students retain 25-60% more material when learning online, compared to just 8-10% in a classroom. This is mainly because students can learn faster online. E-learning takes 40-60% less time than in a traditional classroom because students can learn at their own pace, backing up and rereading, skipping or speeding through the concepts of their choice.