How will presence of parents affect the student’s online class studyYesterday was the beginning of a New academic year in Kerala started with online classes on a Government controlled TV channel.
As it was new to most, students and parents were eager and enthusiastic. Parents had much to do and worry. There was nothing to do with school bags, uniforms, umbrella, lunch pack, school bus. or the wails of the 'firstdayer'. Parents were worried whether the TV and set-top box were functioning, power supply be steady, whether they can get the channel in their mobile phones and record the for offline viewing etc.
To familiarise themselves, all parents stayed glued to their TV and started viewing from the first online class programme, even though their child's class would start in later time slot only. So when the classes started the parents also were attending along with the students.
It was okay and understandable being a novel experience on the first day.
But what will be the effect of a parent's presence on the student's study and learning in online classes? Let us discuss the various dimensions.