Online learning- an effective solution on crises created by Coronavirus


Teaching-learning process is very important for students. Coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 has stop our regular activities and everyone has been stay at home for his/her safety. This restriction to stay at home made disturbance in natural teaching learning process of students. So it would be appropriate to write about how COVID-19 made crises in teaching-learning process and how online learning overcome this crises.

Importance of teaching and learning process for students

Teaching and learning process is very important for students. Teachers not only give knowledge but try to shape the personality of students by applying their experience. Learning is a very basic and natural need of a human being. But from March 2020, because of COVID-19, all activities have stopped and everyone had to stay at home for their safety. This restriction produced a lot of loss in a student's educational life.

Online learning - an effective weapon on the above discussed crises

Online learning is the best solution on the above mentioned crises. Educational institutions and teachers found a great solution in the form of online learning. Various websites and platforms are available on the internet for online learning. This should be noticed that before COVID-19 also, there was the use of the online learning platforms. But after COVID-19 online learning became more popular. Online learning is not only used by medical, engineering students but it is used by school students also. From 15th June, schools started their academics in online fashion. I agree with the point that online learning has some limitations but it is always better to have something than nothing.

Following are some popular websites for online learning.

  1. Go to web site www.zoom.us. This website provides us with various facilities like conducting meeting/lecture, sharing of host screen, sharing of the whiteboard on which the host writes
  2. Go to web site https://www.upgrad.com/. upGrad has launched an in-house live interactive learning platform called upGrad Live. They have collaboration with Agora.
  3. Go to web site https://learning.tcsionhub.in/hub/glass-room/ This site provides an online platform for educational institutions. Educational institutions have to register on this site and avail the facilities. You can conduct online classes, debates, polls, Q & A, content sharing
  4. Go to web site www.Buildsmarteducation.com. On this site, mobile study apps are available for MSBTE students
  5. Go to your Gmail account and from available google apps select Google meet application for online meeting/class, presentation, content sharing
  6. Go to web site http://cart.ebalbharati.in/BalBooks/ebook.aspx. Here you can find textbooks from the first standard to twelfth standard in ten different Indian languages. You can download these books free of cost. This site helped the students a lot in the lockdown period


Co-Curricular online reading

Apart from these curriculum-related reading, co-curriculum reading which shape the personality of students is also necessary. Below is the list of online magazines which are popular for a long time.

  • Go to site www.https://www.chandamama.in/main.php. Here one can find the famous Chandamama magazine in ten different Indian languages.
  • Go to website http://kishor.ebalbharati.in/App/. Here one can find the Marathi magazine which was started in late 1971. All issues are available for online reading and for download also


Conclusion

We know that "Need is the mother of invention". In the same context in the COVID-19 situation, we find a solution to online learning and learning activity keep going on.


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Comments

Author: Dr. Sanchita Ranjan09 Dec 2020 Member Level: Gold   Points : 0

COVID19 has indeed made us crippled. It has affected every walk of life. The entire world has been suffering from this. In such a situation, online learning has proved to be a boon for students as they can learn something staying at home.

Author: Venkiteswaran07 Feb 2021 Member Level: Diamond   Points : 4

The title invited me to this article, not by its real meaning, but by its mistaken interpretation by me. By reading the title I thought it was relating to some software solution for a particular problem. The reason is due to the wrong spelling of 'CORONA'. Had it been Corona, I would have easily made it as something related to the COVID-19 Coronavirus.

However, this has become a blessing in disguise. Now we are at a stage when some optimism has come having started upon a vaccine for COVID-19. Just as deep injuries leave a scar on our body, the COVID-19 crisis also leaves deep marks on our lifestyles. Some of them have been positive or progressive ones. Online learning is one such change that is going to stay.

As this article was posted in the earlier half of the COVID-19 crisis year, it has limited content only. But still, the article gives many URLs for reference and follow up that is useful for online study and support. One can make a reference note of these URLs from this article for further use.



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