Change is the end result of all true learning – Leo Buscaglia.
The sudden shift towards e-learning has propelled the change which was much needed in our traditional education system. No longer will parents have to worry about their child being a ‘back bencher’. Online learning experience comes with a blessing in disguise in the aftermath of the pandemic. Today, learning has a new meaning, which isn’t confined to classrooms. A 2021 study demonstrated that students take 40-60% less time to learn online than in a traditional classroom setting. Technological Education or TechEd platforms will play a massive role in creating an inclusive learning experience that focuses on the holistic brain development of each child.
On the Other Side – A Silver Lining
While students might miss out on physically socializing with their peers but has the pandemic negatively impacted education? E-learning gives students the privilege to learn at their own pace, replay the recorded classes and speed ahead through the concepts they’ve understood. Educational institutions are gradually evolving their emphasis from subject learning to a curriculum that nurtures holistic development.
As children get to spend most of their time at home, research has demonstrated that a child’s overall health and safety have significantly improved. In addition, children now focus on their mental health, bond with their family, and work on their passions, hobbies, physical exercises, etc. As a result, students today are becoming more disciplined and channelling different forms to increase their productivity. In addition, they are actively participating in learning new skills using new learning patterns.
Lockdown Challenges or a Welcome Change?
In the initial phase of the pandemic, people were intimidated and still processing ways to dwell in the new normal. However, with time, things are finally settling in a better light. The accessibility of technology is ubiquitous and facilitating aids by offering innovative solutions each day. Educational institutions are harnessing the potential of learning management systems. Online education has opened doors to multiple changes in tutoring students. Today, educators are no longer inducing pressure on students to deliver top grades but rather creating new interactive curriculum styles that cater to their holistic brain development.
Let’s take a closer look at some of the good practices nurtured by online learning –
With educators trying their best to comprehend each student’s performance, assessments are designed to track each student’s progress.
Unlike classrooms, teachers can curate a one-on-one session with students that need extra attention.
Gone are the times of monthly or quarterly PTA’s; parents and educators are more communicative and in sync when it comes to their child’s education.
Earlier, children were exhausted between school and tuition. Today, they have ample time to learn cooking, gardening or their favourite DIY activity.
Instead of memorizing facts, cognitive learning focuses on improving confidence and developing problem-solving skills.
A study conducted by Wiley Education Services showed that younger students are more comfortable choosing online learning over traditional classrooms. They cited reasons for enhanced speed, flexibility and affordability. However, the fact remains that it may be a while till the world gets COVID free. In these times, Learning Management Systems are a child’s best friend in ensuring quality education that hones their inherent potential.