After the COVID-19 pandemic, a lockdown had instructed by the Indian government. A large issue came in front of all the schools and colleges regarding the syllabus in the entire country, that was due to in-completion of the syllabus.
Resolving the Issues
To tackle these issues, schools and colleges further shifted their classes to online classes, as there were also instructions from the Indian government to take their classes online by shifting their student from offline studies to online presentations.
As there was no other solution present regarding this issue. During the initial days of the lockdown, teachers were instigating the classes from their desktop which was telecast over the student’s cell phone.
According to the national education policy, NEP is also focusing on digital platforms rather than old methods of studying and learning the same things again and again.
It was a complete shift of student to online classes. here we have mentioned issues while opting the online method of studying in India.
It might seem very comfortable for college students, to manage a device which supports online meeting software, but in the case of students from schools, it is totally different.
Genuine Complaint of Children
In India, parents don’t even allow their children to have a personal smart-phone with themselves if they are below 18. There was a huge amount of scarcity of the devices used in the online classes.
Especially, in the case of students studying in the school. Students from the middle class or upper-middle-class family background can manage through their parent’s cell phones but not in the case of the lower middle or poor class families.
It seems the same that, only financially stable students have the right to education.
The second problem which was raised by students was about internet connectivity.
TRAI reports are mentioned below which have State-wise internet users in the millions counting, percentage can be calculated with these figures.
You’ll get shocked after reading the reports as it depicts something else beyond imagination.
This was the basic reason why so many students were not able to connect through the online classes.
The scheduling of the schools and colleges for taking their classes online is actually ignoring the conditions of students and the education of poor students, which is not the right thing.
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Problem Related to Teachers
This gap between the digitalization and education is not only putting the students in stress. But, so many teachers and faculties are also disturbed by the facility of online teaching.
A large number of teachers in India are from the age group of 40-60. This is a group that doesn’t even know how to use a smart phone, how can we expect someone from this age group to use the Internet properly?
The electricity facilities are very well in urban areas but there are somewhere lacking in rural areas. student from rural areas have up to 6 hours of power shutdown in parts.
Students off facing a huge amount of difficulties and inconsistencies during their online classes through this power shutdown.
How to Improve Online Classes
For making the online classes successful amount of efforts are required by the Indian government. Here, I have mentioned some points which can help to enhance online education/classes.
- To ensure proper student engagement in the classroom teachers must a strategy pre-class and post-class activities.
- Teachers must be craned for using the online meeting software for putting a best in a class presentation to children.
What do you think about online classes?
Comment below your point of views on the current situation of Online Classes and How can Government and common people as an individual improve it.
Author:-Ashay Tamrakar || Owner:-techbazar.in