Frequent assessments of learning progress by each student in a classroom delivers on the promise of quality education. By doing so, educators can keep a check on students that require more active interventions and those that can perform with the standard methods of teaching. This enables timely course corrections and offers a more hands-on experience of learning. Before the pandemic changed things for the education sector, the physical classroom was a ground for enriched learning by way of interactions with peers, faculty and available resources like libraries and study spaces. A holistic education was ensured through these ‘default settings’ and student progress was clear to see for the educator and parent. With digital learning, tracking a student’s progress has become a bit challenging largely due to the impermeability of physical experiences in a virtual world. Despite this, most institutions have managed to cover course syllabus in the most effective manner possible. Support from parents is key to measure student involvement and helps the teacher track student progress online.
Frequent absenteeism is a problem with online learning. The reasons are manifold. Poor network connectivity, inadequate digital infrastructure leading to disconnections, student fatigue, and more. Most students now hold the power to “leave” a classroom since that action has been reduced to the pressing of a button. With the online learning system, educational institutions are also finding it a challenge to “mark a student present”.
The role of parents in delivering education is more crucial than ever. Owing to the shift online, they are key to helping their children develop healthy learning behaviors. Educating your child at home comes with a few challenges that if managed properly, can maximize learning opportunities within restricted environments. As parents find themselves adopting a more immersive role in their children’s studies, educational institutions must extend support in the joint mission of lesson delivery and retention. Parents educating children is a new dimension to lesson delivery and it must be aligned with curriculum goals.
How have leading institutions pioneered the shift from offline to online classes? Clearly, they need to create a long-term vision, focusing on adaptability while keeping all stakeholders in mind. The Ken42 team interviewed the COO of Vijay Kiran Group of Institutions, Ms. SunaliniBenjamin
The concepts of digital and its devices have received more than a warm welcome by educational institutions thanks to new world norms. They are here to stay and help educators...