Impact of COVID-19 on Online Learning and It’s Future

The COVID-19 catastrophe has forced education systems worldwide to find alternatives to face-to-face guidance. Online teaching and learning have been used by teachers and students...

The COVID-19 catastrophe has forced education systems worldwide to find alternatives to face-to-face guidance. Online teaching and learning have been used by teachers and students on an unprecedented scale. As a result, Institutes have completely transformed and now use an online education system to conduct classes and lectures.

Everyone was accustomed to classroom learning. It brings a form of discipline to the students. Getting up early in the morning, getting dressed for school, and waiting at the bus point to be picked, all was a lifestyle embedded into the core of a school-going child. But now? Students wake up five minutes prior to the class and attend lectures using the zoom link shared to them and are done with it while they still haven’t moved an inch from their bedroom. Improper techniques of e-learning implied by Colleges and Institutes are a cause for this.

Zoom and Google Meet are not professional digital platforms that are recommended for teaching but everyone seems to be using them. These platforms are made for video-conferencing purposes. These platforms if used for education are filled with flaws and imperfections. For example, Youtubers have already started trends of joining their fans ‘zoom online class’ and making videos out of such mockery. The hacking of the school’s online database and server traffic has also been a problem with the sudden shift made towards online learning.

Proper educational software for schools is available in the market. Institutes should pick and choose wisely with the consent and advice of experts. Teachers should be given proper training before they are to use the specific software. This will help in polishing online teaching skills since it’s a new journey and a challenge for our professors and teachers.

Online learning requires certain software for the administration, documentation, tracking, reporting, delivery of educational courses and training programs. All this is done by a Learning Management System (LMS). A Learning Management System helps to automate student or employee training. It delivers online courses to its users and provides them with fresh data when it’s not possible to gather in one place. It can be used by schools, colleges, institutes, or even corporate companies. The concept of an LMS has directly emerged from e-learning.

There are many companies in the edtech market that play an important role in the digital revolution in the field of education. However, most of them are mainly focused on offering administrative solutions to companies and educational organizations. Tabschool stands out in the sense that its focus is purely on providing an efficient learning system to improve their learning ability and thereby overall educational performance. It’s designed for schools, colleges, and organizations to teach and manage small & large student networks. It is basically a Cloud-based Learning Management System and an assessment tool available for the knowledge-hungry learners who have been trying to look for a sophisticated digital learning environment.

It’s about making learning digital. Marketing insights have found that 48% of people start their inquiries on search engines, which means they rely to the internet for clearing their doubts. From this data, we can further conclude that about half the people rely on digital platforms for learning.

While there are various pros and cons for e-learning, some people still prior offline classes but others feel better with online education.

However, it is clear enough that in the light of recent events we can conclude that physical and remote education is not possible. This is the time when people need to start accepting reality and face the situation presented to them. E-Learning is here to stay and it’s not restricted to COVID-19 only. It is no longer for the privileged few.

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