The pandemic and followed up lockdown came through like a volcano with a negative impact on all of us: learners, parents, teachers and leaders. Overnight homes were transformed into classrooms and schools impelled into a virtual. The shock waves of that eruption are forcing all of us to embrace a virtually real education world that is plagued by challenges but is rich in opportunity.
However, the positive out of that was that within days, students and families were living with online learning. The challenge for teachers after introducing emergency remote learning to ensure the continuity of their schooling was how to create a rich learning environment. But with the richness of technology and the internet, even before COVID erupted, technology was ready to deal with such situations that provided students and teachers with a virtual platform for learning for students of the Top MBA college in Coimbatore.
The challenges faced by all students everywhere as they navigate this new world are immense – their flexibility and fortitude as they work out how to learn and to live afresh, in this virtual medium are remarkable.
- The absence of human interaction and social connectivity– the face-to-face school/college and social environment provided the children with the opportunity to engage with their classmates they had at KCE, the best college for Civil Engineering in Coimbatore and to sustain friendships outside of college contributing to their welfare and wellbeing.
- Adapting to a changed home environment as parents and their children work, study and play at home together.
- Getting used to the norms of learning in a virtual setting – establishing a daily routine, finding a quiet, undisturbed space for studying, keeping their systems on mute when participating in class, keeping their videos on, and learning how to be even more self-disciplined before returning to the usual pattern at KCE, Top MCA college in Coimbatore.
- The temptations of virtual distractions – the novelty of being connected online can distract children by prompting them to access other websites while attending their class.
- Impact on child’s health – while there is monitoring on the number of hours children are exposed to ‘screen time’, many children spend more hours outside of the ‘classroom’ engaging with their friends, playing games online, interacting on social media. Such extended hours of screen time can result in various physical problems such as frequent headaches, bad posture and eye strain. Essential family agreements on how to be virtually are important.
- Lack of physical exercise – with school occurring virtually and buildings and societies locked down, many children no longer have access to physical exercise in the sports grounds as they did before.
Virtual classes are taking place all around the country to indulge them in deeper learning, more engagement, and greater participation from the students. This also allows teachers an opportunity to observe the students and understand any challenges they may be facing before starting the real classes at KCE, the Best Mechanical Engineering College in Coimbatore. The youngest students meet their teacher with their parents for one-on-one each week. We are increasingly flipping lessons with carefully designed pre-learning tasks, creating break out spaces for small group learning, to augment rich discussions during synchronous time.