Education Goes Digital: The Revolution of Online Teaching

The Revolution of Online Teaching
Jan 9, 2024 Reading time : 5 min

An unforeseen combination of circumstances can lead to unthinkable solutions. Before this pandemic, nobody ever thought about the revolution of online learning. Today, economies, businesses, education, human lives, and many more things are reeling under the coronavirus impact. The shutdown of educational institutions and universities has affected almost 300 million students around the globe. 

Online teaching is registering a spike worldwide and is established as the new-age education in these hard times of the pandemic. Around 600,000 students worldwide travel overseas for better education every year. With Covid-19 this is not happening, and online teaching apps are their savior in this difficult time. 

Online Teaching During COVID-19 

The demand for online education has seen a sudden wave since the pandemic. Online education is an appropriate solution to support this problem. It only requires a good internet connection and a computer or mobile phone to learn from anywhere in the world. The retention power of students is also increased as they don’t feel exhausted due to traveling. 

It is also accessible to all the students whether they are from preschool or the graduate level. The government of India has finally given a green signal to all educational institutions to continue to teach online. Initially, it was 20%, but now they can provide 100% of the course online. 

All educational institutions are promoting online teaching through various tools and providing all the resources digitally. The USA, Brazil, Italy, and many other countries that are heavily affected by Covid-19 have also adopted various online teaching methods. 

Innovations in Online Education System 

Many businesses have been affected by the worsening conditions of Covid-19 but the online education industry is one of those industries which are still at its peak. The Central Government’s action on digitizing education and skill development in its National Educational Policy (NEP) 2020 marks the revolution of online education. 

It has brought ed-tech with more innovation in its tools to create engaging, inclusive, and highly personalized distance learning experiences accessible to all students. 

The innovative techniques of the ed-tech industry have empowered students and made them active participants in skill development rather than focusing on just academics for the first time. The students who have experienced personalized learning platforms with live-coaching support, scheduled tests, PDFs, engaging videos, etc. have found it more effective than regular classroom learning. The Edtech industry has also made many changes to balance the dynamics of teachers and students from classroom learning to virtual learning. 

Online education has the power to transform India with better education facilities across the country. The online platforms deliver the same content to the urban and rural population, the rich and the poor, all castes and creeds, thereby delivering education more efficiently than ever before. The government of India is also giving a big hand in supporting online education and has launched several programs like Skill India, SWAYAM, SANKALP, DIKSHA, and the National Digital Library. 

Reasons Why Online Learning is the Future of Education 

The advancements in technology have made online learning better than on-campus education. Here are the reasons why the future of education is online learning: 

  1. Customized Learning

As online learning platforms hold smaller capacities than traditional classrooms, students get the opportunity to choose classes based on their learning curve. Many online institutions offer one-on-one lessons which can deeply impact student’s learning and level of understanding. 

They can get feedback, study according to their own pace, choose the time that’s suitable, and enroll in discussion forums. 

  1. Affordable

Unlike the traditional education system, online teaching is much more affordable for every student. As they do not need to travel to study centers, they can save a lot of money. For the online medium of studying, all you need is books, notebooks, and a laptop. 

Moreover, they can find many online lessons for free to clear their queries and concepts. Not just that, many emerging online platform offers installment options to pay the fees for the course. 

  1. Flexible

Online studies give a better work-study-life balance for students as well as teachers. They can set the lessons according to their schedule and can learn time management skills. This mode is best for working professionals to want to pursue higher education. 

  1. More functionalities and programs 

As online teaching runs over the internet, the students get endless opportunities to learn new subjects. Many universities and schools are offering online versions of courses and programs for all levels of students in various subjects. 

From quantum physics to music theory, you can take all the lessons online from the comfort of your home. 

These are some reasons why students and teachers love online learning systems and hence it is the future of education. 

Here, we conclude that the new education system has evolved completely because of the technological and social revolution. Recent studies have shown that online learning is better than ‘face-to-face learning’ and its implementation is becoming more effective by the technological and pedagogical systems that are being used, based on big data systems.

Zayn Tindall
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