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
Date Written: May 31, 2020
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
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