The last few months we have witnessed heightened awareness of the threat from the outbreak of COVID-19 (corona-virus). As the virus spreads around the world, we also need to understand what it means for the education systems of Europe and Central Asia.
With the need to contain the virus, many countries are implementing measures to reduce gatherings of large crowds. Our schools are not immune to these actions, nor to the spread of the virus. Many countries have now implemented measures in their education systems – from banning gatherings to the temporary closing of schools.
At the epicenter of the virus spear in India more than million schoolchildren are staying home. But while schools are temporarily closed for quarantine, schooling continues. It’s just that it is a different kind of teaching. Students are being educated remotely using technology. This is being done through a variety of online courses and electronic textbooks.
While many of there lectures are being held online through video-conferencing apps like Zoom and Google Hangouts, some professors are live classes or prefer uploading pre recorded tutorials on YouTube.
Some people are happy about the flexible hours and getting to study in the comfort of her home, some are concerned about the internet network since all other family members are working from home and consuming bandwidth.
Technology companies, on their part, are helping institutions smoothen their sudden transition to an online-only teaching format with hardly any time to put in place the infrastructure because of the India-wide lock-down.
Teachers can use approaches like designing interactive quizzes, planning smaller sessions and introducing project-based learning that can support the individual learning needs of different students.
Even online classes are giving free courses to students to achieve their dreams,not to
Stop from learning in this pandemic covid19.
the differences are evident, and they raise a fundamental question: is online education is just a substitute to for face-to-face teaching , or are we already at a point where it could be considered comparable or even a better experience? The answer is complex. When students have expectations of face-to-face training, if the substitute for an emergency is proposed as an interaction through a forum or a platform with limitations, satisfaction levels drop, because there is an apparent gap in those expectations, and students may prefer to postpone their course and wait for normal service to resume. If the substitution is carried out with a tool rich in interaction, this happens less often.
I sincerely believe this will be the next phase, if only because we are going to be very wary for some time of anybody with the slightest cough. If we think the present situation is an exception and that, after quarantine, everything will return to how it was before, i think we are wrong Education is one of the most important challenges, it will surely change after this episode (with all that this entails in terms of opportunity for those who know how to deal with it properly), and it will be essential for institutions to be up to speed.