The novel Coronavirus has badly affected the education sectors all over the country. Almost all countries have announced complete or partial lockdowns to stop the spread of the virus. About 1.3 billion children are unable to go to schools due to coronavirus threats across the entire world. Ultimately, schools and educational institutions are closed down due to ongoing coronavirus crises. Students are unable to complete their semesters or courses as they are confined to their homes to spend quarantine days at home. Moreover, all the exams of countries besides Cambridge exams have been cancelled or postponed, which is a real cause of worry for students who were in their final years of graduation. Educational organizers and officials are devising some tangible policies to continue the education of students at home to prevent a longer loss of studies.
E-learning as the most effective strategy
Online learning through various websites has been one of the most adopted strategies to convey lectures to students while staying at home.Consequently, education has transferred to more digital and online platforms to bring a dramatic change in education in these corona crises. Scientists have said that Corona threats may last longer or even it may take unknown time to bring the proper treatment of coronavirus. Therefore, e-learning can be proved as the most convenient way to deliver education to students at home. It has been proved efficient as it takes less time to deliver lectures and lectures can be saved in devices in this way this can be beneficial for students as well as teachers to pursue education by the digital world.
Efficacy of E-Learning
Challenges we face in e-learning
The true essence of education
The coronavirus has wrecked the education field and researchers fear that the essence of education can be lost while changing our mode of education. Researchers regard analytical and reasoning skills as a vital essence of education in our society which has been disturbed due to threats imposed by the virus. It is evident that e-learning particularly focuses on delivering academic knowledge and traditional skills to students. Experts question this rapid transition of education because they think it can hinder the main goals of education. Critics consider that we have partitioned our ways to deliver our ambitions of giving logical thinking and credibility to students by transferring swiftly to new educational strategies which can be harmful to the future because we have not seen some tangible benefits of e-learning yet.
Future of e-learning
Some people have doubts over online learning because of few resources, insufficient training of teachers, poor internet facilities, and students' lack of interest –they said that it would create a certain gap between teachers and student studies due to inadequate resources. Other people believe in this digital way of learning and they encourage and consider the incorporation of information technology into education as future achievement and it will enhance learning and eventually become a vital part of the learning process. Besides, all the obstacles e-learning has brought education back on the track for students that would not be possible in these crucial days of the pandemic. Hence we can only admit the effectiveness of online schooling and it has proved to be the perfect alternative though with some limited benefits. In the end, we should encourage and try to improve it if we are willing to keep our children learning during these days of the virus.
- The novel Coronavirus has badly affected the education sectors all over the country. Almost all countries have announced complete or partial lockdowns to stop the spread of the virus.