Are We Ready for Online Education?

  • 16th Nov'20
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Online Education: A boon or a bane?

E-Learning shouldn’t be a casual joy ride on a Sunday afternoon with the cruise control engaged. The sole purpose of e-learning is to teach.

Online education is rapidly becoming one of the most cost-effective means to educate the world’s rapidly expanding workforce. The most important principle for designing vibrant eLearning is to see the eLearning framework not as an information layout but as constructing an experience.

 

Online Education: A new Learning Process

The online education system is a new learning process during this pandemic situation. A large shift has been observed in the education system which is preferred in almost every institution to keep the learning process on its track.

It is believed that direct instructor learner interaction remains crucial in the learning process. Self-driven eLearning could not substitute schools and colleges, but rendering some specific or traditional classroom would enrich the learning process.

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Online education has become popular among working professionals and students in higher education. With more people getting access to the internet, online education is a cheaper, effective and efficient way of learning. There are numerous sources of learning in the form of articles, blogs, classroom courses, lectures, videos, quizzes and many more. To know more, read the article:

5 reasons why online education is the future of education:

With the rise of the internet and new technologies, being physically present in a classroom isn’t the only learning option anymore. Online education is a sensible choice whether you’re a teenager or an adult. To know the five more reasons why you should get involved in online education, click here:

 

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Tools for Online Education

To make the learning process easy going, there are various tools designed to help students in all possible manners. With the digital era taking over, it's important to include digital and online tools into the learning process. Online education is the new way of learning and it is considered to be the future of the education system. For the betterment of the entire online education process, infinite numbers of tools are constructed.

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25 online learning tools:

Every teacher has their own favourite sites and tools, but the fact remains teacher toolboxes need terrific education tools. Know about 25 different education tools to add to teacher toolboxes, click here:

5 innovative tools for teachers:

In order to make classes more interactive, fun, and educative at the same time, teachers should pay attention to new teaching methods and tools. These tools can help both teachers and students, allow them easier access to learning materials, faster and more effective grading, etc. To know about 5 tools that should make teachers job easier and bring additional value to their students, read more:

 

Pro and Cons: Online Education System

Everything has some good sides and some bad sides, so do the online education system. It has upgraded the learning process but on the other hand, it cannot beat the traditional education system. 

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Pros and cons of online courses:

Students can now attend class from the comfort of their homes. Students, young and old, now have the choice to pursue online learning, whether through a single class or a fully online university course load. To know about the pros and cons of online courses, read the article: 

Strengths and weakness of online learning:

All educators approach this new paradigm with varying degrees of enthusiasm and concern. Online programs offer technology-based instructional environments that expand learning opportunities and can provide top quality education through a variety of formats and modalities. To know about strengths and weakness of online learning, read more:

33  pros and cons of online school education:

Today, online learning is as dynamic and interactive as on-campus learning. You need to balance up the pros versus cons of online education. To know 33  pros and cons of online school education, read the article:

 

Is India ready for Online Education?

Indian education system can’t go online because of the Indian internet infrastructure. As the Indian internet infrastructure is not ready for the paradigm shift to eLearning mandated by the arising citation due to COVID 19. As digitalization involves huge initial investment and that is what may slacken the Indian internet infrastructure.

At the same time, India is more than ready for digital transformation in the education sector. Online degrees are accepted by many companies and employees as long as it is accredited and approved by the Distance Education Council of India. Many of them are encouraging their employees to go for online education as well.

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COVID-19 and the Explosion of Online Learning

Lockdowns across the globe as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic have adversely impacted educational institutions, with over 1.2 billion enrolled students out of classrooms at the moment. The complete shutdown of all schools and universities has effected an unprecedented explosion of online education using virtual classrooms. To know more, click here:

Why online learning is not for everyone?

Most of the private schools rich with resources are effectively making use of Google Classrooms, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Blackboard, Tata Class Edge but schools located in remote areas with limited availability of electricity and internet have to make do with restricted use of Whatsapp to stay connected with their classrooms. Online classes are not feasible for students with research and application based work as an essential component. To know more about this, click here:


Online education trends and future:

Many students and working professionals have joined different e-learning platforms in the past few years in order to enhance their skills. It is expected that online higher education market will witness considerable growth in the next five years and aid in distance learning programme. To know about Online education trends and future, read more:

 

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Contributor: Sareen Yasmin

Her passion includes creative writing, reading, and playing around with words. She is looking forward to bringing some change with the power of pen and thoughts. Mic and pen are her best friends.

 

 

 

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