The sudden attack of COVID 19 has bought the entire world to a halt. It has jeopardized the existence of the entire human race. People across the world are fighting back to resist themselves from this dreadful virus which is spreading at a rapid pace like a forest fire. People are locked up in their own houses for an indefinite period. Everyone is eagerly waiting to get back into their normal lives. Many countries are going through a complete lockdown phase.
Effects of Coronavirus on Education
Governments are constantly trying to warn people and assuring their best to save people. Stay at your homes to save yourself is the latest motto. As per research, coronavirus is fatal for people with lesser immunity power. Elder persons and children are the most susceptible victims of this virus.
Thus all schools, colleges, universities and other educational institutions are completely closed down due to public health emergency. Parents are having a tough time as they combat against Corona along with their naughty children at home.
The education system is facing a great challenge. Thousands of schools across various countries in Asia, Europe, Middle East, USA, Canada and many others are closed down for quite a long period. In this scenario to carry on with the task of educating young ones.
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Home Schooling Sessions
As per the call of the hour, more and more home teaching sessions are encouraged. It’s time to keep aside the traditional classroom learning process for a while and embrace virtual learning. COVID 19 has forced the various institutes to come up with more and more innovative substitutes. Like China is utilising live television broadcast platform for accessing various learning materials. Various virtual learning tools like Google Classroom are well synchronised with the option of video conferencing. Even for subjects like physical education is also encouraged in online mode. As reported from Lebanon students are sharing their sports and other activity videos with their concerned teachers.
In the current scenario, many learning consortiums are happening for the betterment of the learning process. These include governments of many countries along with tech support providers, telecom authorities, educational personnel for further promotion and development of the cloud-based broadcasting platform. In this process involvement of the Ministry of Education and that of Information Technology is required. Thus gradually more and more inventive ideas are coming up with every passing day.
Widening of the Digital Divide
But probably 50-60% of the entire population is under the digital cover. There are many who are unable to afford the internet. Personal classes on the tab is not a cup of tea for everyone. Not that all people are blessed with this fortune. Thus more and more digital divide is to be encouraged to maintain the socio-economic equilibrium.
Thus all of us need to join hands not only to fight against coronavirus but also needs to do so to provide a better learning environment to the young minds.
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