Pandemic stops, Online Education Continue

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The report to examine the effect of online education on school education in Gujarat was performed by a team of 15 senior scholars, with two associate professors from the Department of Education, over a period of five months from July 2020. Even as infrastructural challenges such as internet access and lack of tools are prevalent, research undertaken by a faculty team at the Indian Institute of Teacher Training, Gandhinagar, has indicated that even after the pandemic is over, the online education model should be continued.

Even after the pandemic stops, online education can continue, Study

Examine the report: The report to examine the effect of online education on school education in Gujarat was performed by a team of 15 senior scholars, with two associate professors from the Department of Education, over a period of five months from July 2020. There were specific problems such as internet access, but several cases, especially in pre-primary or lower primary schools, indicated that even after the Covid pandemic is over, online education should be continued.

In addition to students and parents, educators were also of the view that online and offline schooling should be combined, said Prof Nishant Joshi of the Department of Education of IITE.

The research concerned over 300 pupils, parents, teachers, and educators from pre-primary to secondary and higher secondary schools throughout the state, covering rural and urban areas, administration, grant-in-aid, and self-financed schools. That is the truth of the condition of the 'new standard' which should not be overlooked. It is equally important to understand, though, that the paradigm of online education can not be an alternative to face-to-face instruction and that it can only be complimentary. The study concluded that the online teaching method needs to be adopted by pupils, teachers, parents, and colleges.

Prof Joshi added that the research illustrates the need for discipline to be cultivated and learning patterns to be improved. It has been discovered from data input and review that the process of transition from face-to-face teaching to online learning should be quick, normal, slow, and progressive. The task of transacting knowledge can be accomplished by online learning, but concentrated efforts are needed to achieve other goals, he said.

The data analysis found that the majority of subjects shared that online teaching facilitates the individual learning needs of students as it offers time versatility for personal ease of learning.

They also indicated that the online teaching program should be brief and activity-based.

For online training and review, teachers need to be qualified.

Similarly, it concluded, teachers indicated that efforts are needed to sensitize parents to take seriously the online teaching model. The progress of online learning and preventing it from becoming a source of social inequality depends entirely on the establishment of the requisite infrastructure at school level and the availability of basic facilities such as tablets and cell phones, and internet access," said Prof. Sudhir Tandel, second lead researcher of the report, on the infrastructural glitches." The research also emphasized the need to build an experience like an immersive classroom.

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