Silver Lining of the Pandemic: Evolution of Education

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The Covid-19 pandemic has brought the entire world to a standstill. There are numerous problems ranging from economical to social. In these trying times, keeping morale up is very important no matter how difficult it could be. And what better way to bring morale up then to look at the silver lining of this global pandemic. These tough times have made technology a necessity in our lives. People are buying groceries online and having meetings online, which begged the question, why can’t children study online?

The Government of India urged schools and colleges to conduct online classes to avoid hindering children’s education. The need to have classes online has made it essential to learn technology. People who repeatedly avoided technology, or did not have the time to learn how to use a smartphone, have now found it unavoidable. Not only parents, but teachers too have felt the need to upgrade inevitable. It was long overdue and it had to happen either by hook or crook. Obviously the transition from traditional classes to online live classes is a difficult one, teachers are working twice as hard to conduct classes whereas parents are now working harder to be even more invested in their children’s education. Online classes have significantly improved the relationships between teachers, parents and children. They have bonded more over online than classes than they ever did in traditional classes.

From international schools to regional schools, schools in urban areas to rural areas, online classes have started everywhere at different levels depending upon the resources available to them. With the right amount of cooperation from parents and students, along with will power and determination from teachers, the world could be entering into a new era of education. There is no denying the fact that traditional method of teaching is imperative to quality education but the combination of traditional method of teaching with online education is what will enhance and maybe even redefine education in the time to come. We might not be able to see it now, but in the long run, having acquired this new skill and using it to educate children will definitely prove vital in the post-covid world.

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