What Will Be The Learnings Of Learn-From-Home Days Post-Covid?

COVID-19 is reshaping parents’ role as mentors for their little ones and ensuring that students and teachers are adapting to online learning tools. Will the defence mechanisms adopted in the pandemic, last long enough to seep into the post-Coronavirus world? What would be the new reality of global education?
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Crux of the Matter

An Inclination Towards Homeschooling
Some families opting for prolonged work from home duties during the Covid crisis may get accustomed to teaching their toddlers, in the post-coronavirus version of the world. Others might use virtual tutors to enable holistic development of kids, while being in the comfort zone of their regular surroundings. 

Digital Tools As Helpful Complements To In-Person Instructions
Teachers are going to continue using online tools even when things normalise back in school and colleges. Since students would have prior experience with them and professors would be better equipped to deal with the tools with regular teaching methodologies in lecture halls.

A Change In The 300 Odd Year Old Education System
Anantha Duraiappah
director of UNESCO’s Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development says “Online learning allows the potential of individualized learning and offers the prospect of radically changing a system established a long time ago”.

Instead of offering tweaks and minor experimentations in the existing academic curriculum, the entire system can start from scratch, with the learnings from the old one incorporated wisely in the new one. Students would retain the lessons more easily learned through personalized training, rather than memorising them only for their respective exam times. State education department would create their own models based on local needs.

Growing Importance Of Volunteer Work
Volunteer work during a crisis like Coronavirus will cause more students to understand and spend time helping their communities address social issues across boundaries. It will cause colleges to take into account such community service as an extracurricular activity, beyond theoretical extra classes on regular subjects.

Learning Created For All, By All
Constructive Education would no longer be restricted to major urban centers and the elite section of society. According to a recent survey conducted by learning apps in India, 60% of their students are mobile users from outside the 10 largest metropolitan cities in the country. 

Updations will be done on a regular basis in the platforms, based on the feedback of students using it from all over the world including release of app versions in regional and international languages. Additionally the children at an disadvantage with any physical disability would be able to learn in the same spectrum as any other student of their age.

  • In 1993, the German educator Hartmut von Hentig designed the Teacher’s Oath, which is supposed to be a set of professional guidelines for educators, teachers, and pedagogues. India has its own version of the oath as “Abdul Kalam Teacher’s Oath”.
  • BYJU’S – The Learning App is the world’s most valued Edtech company at $5.4 billion (Rs 37,000 crore). The online tutoring firm was founded in 2011 by Byju Ravindran.
  • The idea of a smartphone-friendly video conferencing system was pitched by Eric Yuan to the management of Cisco Systems Inc. in 2011. After the idea was rejected, Yuan left Cisco to found Zoom Video Communications. In 2019, Zoom became a public company via an initial public offering, at which time Yuan became a billionaire.