How Pandemic has Impacted the Indian Education System and what can be done to Resolve the Issues arising due to it?
The year 2020, by far not the best one but a year that brought in so many changes not only in our lifestyle but in our education system. Online classes and the reluctancy on the students’ part to not attend the school highlighted on the Indian education
The ongoing pandemic has changed the world as we know it. While the entire world has been discussing issues of vaccine, the spread of covid, economies being affected, frozen lives being stagnant, the education sector seems to be clouded with all the other problems.
This has hampered the already broken Indian education system.
Here are 5 ways in which pandemic has negatively impacted education:
1) Online education has made students, passive learners:
Online learning posed great challenges in a country like India where even offline learning poses tons of challenges, a place where not all children have easy access to education. The Indian education system was not even prepared for the online medium the courses and the study material was not designed in that way. Once the online format was presented in front of the students, they lost interest in it. Students refrain from studying accompanied by chronic absenteeism.
2) Online education isn’t easily accessible:
In remote areas, the situation is even tougher, most of the population do not have access to the internet and other facilities. The internet is not yet reliable in many rural or to some extent urban areas as well. Not only are the internet facilities uneven accessible but also the devices and other appliances and resources required for digital learning. This did not make online education easily accessible and makes it impossible for the unprivileged to access digital learning. All this also reflected in the digital gap of the country. Learning and development have been interrupted and disrupted for most of the students.
3) Increasing screen time impacted the mental health of the students:
Students have not only become complacent while adapting to the online mode of learning but due to the larger spans of screen time, it makes them feel dull. Colleges and schools have been pressurizing students to submit the never-ending assignments which are leading cause of anxiety in students these days. Students are constantly under pressure and stress to submit assignments which impacts the overall mental and physical health of the child.
4) Teachers are not efficient enough to take online classes:
Due to the lack of training and experience in the online modes of training, it is a great challenge for teachers too. Teachers were also not prepared for online training as most of them were not very familiar with technological advances. The modules, lesson plans, notes, lecture styles were also not designed for such a medium.
A multi-pronged approach is needed to ensure that every child receives easy access to online education.
This can be done in the following ways:
1) Students need to be provided with the resources for easy access to online education.
2) Teachers should be provided with adequate training and support.
3) Internet facilities need to be boosted and made reliable.
4) Extra Curricularular activities also need to be a part of the online mode of education.
5) Schools and colleges should not over-burden the students with assignments.
6) The learning modules and lessons need to re-designed and rebuilt.
7) Students should be given projects that brings out their creative juices.
Education needs to be democratized in these difficult times with an extraordinary potential online education system. To achieve this, companies from the education sector need to come together and collaborate for even and easy access to education. So that every child can get access to quality education.
Edugross’s contribution to education during a pandemic:
Edugross has also become a well-articulated system for online learning, especially for CBSE students. Edugross has become a successful, student-oriented organization. We have made great strides in a short period, during the pandemic. The overall aim is to help students achieve great results in their exams. It strengthens the grades of the students right from kindergarten to 12th grade. We have been consistent in building a top-notch score sheet for our students. In these adversities.
Our network aims to raise students by providing free study material of all NCERT books, NCERT solutions, major books like (RD Sharma, RS Agarwal), Urdu books and Hindi books. It also provides the latest CBSE syllabus, latest sample papers and other important materials that cater to the needs of CBSE students. With these many facilities, any student can score the best scores. The notes help the students to accelerate their performance in their academics and achieve their desired results. Not only this, but the free notes, exam tips, regular updates, NCERT solutions and much more provided here empowers students so that students can achieve their desired goals by performing exceptionally in their academics.
All this makes Edugross a fully efficient, authentic company that brings the best out of every student.
Abstract: The pandemic has posed great challenges to education in India. This also shows the digital divide within the country. With certain modifications, the system can be rebuilt to strengthen online learning.