Online Learning during Lockdown Period for COVID-19 in India

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Educational Research (IJMER), Vol-9, Issue- 5(8), Page-82-92 (2020) Link-http://ijmer.in/issues/volume9/volume9-issue5(8).aspx

11 Pages Posted: 14 Sep 2020

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Pravat Kumar Jena

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)

Date Written: May 31, 2020

Abstract

COVID-19, as a global pandemic, has called for social distancing. It has made people mandatory to sit indoor and sitting idle indoor may lead to mental stress. Hence to keep people engaged and free from mental stress, online learning can play important role. Online learning is the best solution during this pandemic situation. Teachers can use virtual classrooms to teach from home with all necessary tools which makes the online sessions as effective as traditional ones. Pandemics often compel the learners to stay at home for long period of time and obstruct teaching-learning process. This article emphasizes on how online learning is beneficial during times of crises like work absences or pandemics. Therefore, some tools and techniques for online learning which can ensure the continuity of learning are highlighted. Some emerging approaches of Government of India for online learning are presented. Merits and demerits of online learning platform are also discussed. Perceptions of learners and educators on Online Learning system during lockdown are pointed.

Keywords: Online learning, online platforms, perceptions of learners & educators, COVID-19, education, India

Suggested Citation

Jena, Pravat Kumar, Online Learning during Lockdown Period for COVID-19 in India (May 31, 2020). International Journal of Multidisciplinary Educational Research (IJMER), Vol-9, Issue- 5(8), Page-82-92 (2020) Link-http://ijmer.in/issues/volume9/volume9-issue5(8).aspx , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3691545

Pravat Kumar Jena (Contact Author)

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) ( email )

IGNOU Regional Centre
C-1, Institutional Area
Bhubaneswar, Odisha 751013
India

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