Today I wanted to share a few bits and pieces of how Yates Education has been managing through the pandemic.
- The Covid-19 has resulted in schools shut all across the world.
- As a result, education has changed dramatically, with the definite rise of e-learning, whereby teaching is undertaken remotely and on digital platforms.
With the sudden shift faraway from the classroom in many parts of the world, people were wondering whether the adoption of online learning will continue to stay post-pandemic, and how such a shift would impact the worldwide education industry.
The pandemic has changed the way of teaching. It enabled us to reach out to our students more efficiently and effectively through group chats, video meetings, voting and also document sharing. Our students also find it easier to communicate online, I believe traditional offline learning and e-learning can go hand in hand.
Teachers need to do more to engage and motivate online learners to increase interest amongst students. Specific strategies, and pre-and post-test, are desired to involve students with educational resources.
There are, however, challenges to overcome. Some students without reliable internet access and/or technology struggled to participate in digital learning.
For those who do have access to the right technology, there is confirmation that learning online can be more productive in a number of ways. Students adapt 25% to 60% more when learning online compared to only 8% to 10% in a classroom. This is mostly due to students being able to learn faster online, e-learning requires 40% to 60% less time to learn than in a traditional classroom setting because students can learn at their own pace, going back and re-reading, skipping, or accelerating through concepts as they choose.
The Covid-19 pandemic has been an impact of global change in the learning methods all-over countries, and the usage of skills creatively to maintain learning and teaching. Benefits to be offered for educating and knowledge of the students, provides and enhances skills and education with pleasurable, handles with ease, deep learning and encourages reflection. Such benefits make it possible to learn from multiple contexts. When a pandemic is resolved, dramatic change in the learning system, technology is used in institutions, particularly with the combination of developing technologies.
Changes are meant to happen, but we have to walk along – This time shall pass and we will pick right from where we left off!