Today, it is safe to say that we’ve entered a new age of learning with the schooling system reinventing itself to actively adapt to advanced technology, teaching and learning techniques, and the pandemic. All this has amounted to extremely student-centric learning materials, real-time tracking of a learner’s progress, and personalization in education
WHY We Are HERE ?
When we first heard of the COVID-19 outbreak, we knew very little about how life would go on. How we would continue our jobs, meet our loved ones or how safe it would be for children to continue going to schools. Today, almost a year later there still remain several unanswered questions and grey areas, however, there’s one thing we can be sure of — we’ve adapted and evolved to make the most of our circumstances. And one sector that truly stood out in reinventing itself to meet the need of the hour was education.
COVID-19 struck without a warning bell, leaving teachers, parents, and students with very little time to prepare and brace for disruptions. However, most teachers were quick to bounce back with revised curriculums and lesson plans with innovative ways of delivering them.
With classes being less frequent, schools have had to increasingly rely on parents to get students to practice topics covered in class. This has given many parents the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the educational content and teaching methods used in their children’s schools and also realize how much things have changed since they were students. As the involvement of parents grows, students are bound to feel better supported while parents become aware of their child’s weaknesses and strengths.
The pandemic has surely fast-tracked the growth of e-learning to support remote education. And it is certainly here to stay as it allows a far more connected and collaborative approach to learning. On-ground we are increasingly seeing smart classrooms enabled with technology students learn in not only private schools but also in government schools. Such classrooms allow students to access learning content beyond their textbooks and what their teachers have to offer, supplementing their learning journeys for better outcomes. While the potential of e-learning is immense, the education sector in India is yet to fully tap into it given the lack of infrastructure, teacher training, and awareness.