The proper way to tackle shift to online education.

Let us see How an educational institution can leverage the digital medium to provide impactful education to its students. (tip: link to the educational survey by Deloitte mentioned in mentioned below)

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Exploring the shortcomings that are present in this transition phase, we see that there is an acute gap in the understanding of this new world of online education among all the stakeholders. The lack of resources like proper laptops, computers, and other electronic gadgets hinders the learning experience of many students. Adding to this, the majority of teaching staff is untrained and is provided with little to no resources to teach through the digital medium. Compounding upon the above, treatment of online/hybrid learning as equivalent to offline face-to-face learning is stultifying the entire online education ecosystem. Just like offline learning requires adequate infrastructures like classes, blackboards, and books, online education also requires infrastructure to form a link between students and teachers. Some of these include personal computers, high-resolution cameras, augmented and virtual reality software, and supporting devices. The shortcomings of the parents, students, and educational institutions to push for proper infrastructure at home and at the institution to incubate this modern learning environment needs to be resolved to ramp up the learning ecosystem for the future. Let us look at other similar approaches that can be enforced by educational institutions to streamline this online learning.

  • Learning at home can be treated the same as learning in the classroom. The rules to wear proper clothes and sit well-groomed with videos on while the classes are going on should be made mandatory for everyone. Several applications can be used to ensure the proper implementation.
  • A home study starter kit could be provided by the concerned education institution to both students and teachers. This will ensure that everyone has the adequate resource to immerse fully in online education. The most common excuse, technical glitches can be avoided by doing this.
  • Opening an online education system requires huge investments in technology. For starters, the institutions could procure resources like digital rooms, databases, touch screen boards, and provide mandatory training to educate teachers and students on using studying and teaching online.
  • Teachers should be encouraged to come up with new techniques to engage students. These can be as simple as producing a report on an online lecture to creating a video explaining the student’s understanding of a topic.
  • Students and teachers could be taught how to network and trained to be comfortable expressing their views with people across the screen. Becoming accustomed to doing online conversation and treating it as equivalent to offline conversation can help them in the long run.
  • The online education systems can make it easier for the institution to provide analytics on the student’s progress, these can be shared with students and parents on a regular basis. Further, they can be discussed with concerned mentors to help students improve their matrices.

Deloitte survey link https://www2.deloitte.com/content/dam/Deloitte/us/Documents/technology-media-telecommunications/us-tmt-digital-education-survey.pdf

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