In India, online education has become a topic of discussion during this pandemic situation. In the current ongoing pandemic situation, most of the schools opted for online classes as a precautionary measure. The online education helps both teachers and students to exchange ideas and information and work together on projects by sitting anywhere in the world using multiple communication modes. Even the New Education Policy that had been released by the Education Ministry also emphasised on the growing need of online education in India.
Online Education has become more and more common because of its freedom to study from anywhere. In online education, teachers and students can set their own learning pace, which helps in a better balance of work and studies. In the last few decades, online learning has been growing. Now, we can see that the number of online courses, degrees, and masters have significantly increased. During this pandemic situation, many schools and colleges have shifted their traditional classroom into online classrooms. Online courses considered to be cost-effective compared to regular degree courses.
In the current scenario, online learning has become more critical. For example: Students of Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education for this academic year are provided with online classes for all the subjects.
4 Benefits of Online Learning
1. Online Learning is engaging and engrossing.
Through online learning, subjects like Maths, Physics, Chemistry, etc. become more exciting and amusing. To teach this kind of subjects, teachers can introduce new learning techniques to procure their attention. It is considered to be better than traditional teaching methods as inside the classroom students find it heavy to digest when it is taught by a stern teacher. Online learning proved to be attractive compared to traditional learning, as it uses different innovative technology.
2. Online Learning is Cheaper in Cost.
Parents enrol their students at the most prestigious schools and along with it, they are given excellent tuitions for better results in their subjects. But, to provide this individual assistance, parents have to pay a hefty amount as these tuition centres charge skyrocketing fees. On the other hand, students travel long distances to reach their tuition, which makes them feel exhausted. After travelling so much they are unable to concentrate on their subjects. But, with the introduction of online education, things have become more manageable, cost-effective and quick. It is easily affordable without much expenditure.
3. Online Learning is Easily Accessible.
Students can access online learning by sitting anywhere in the world. They can access the study materials of the particular subject whenever they want to clear their doubts. It makes online learning more convenient than traditional classroom learning. In online learning it is not compulsory to follow the book pattern. Students can concentrate in a better way in online learning because in traditional classroom methods, students get diverted by their fellow students.
4. Online Education Websites
Around the world, online education websites can reach millions of students. It is not possible in the traditional method as there are limited seats. To make the whole learning process democratic, lectures taught inside the classroom by qualified professionals and experts can be recorded and uploaded on online education websites. It will help the needy ones to seek knowledge from the best professional experts, transforming the whole world into a land of education.
In conclusion, we can state that the process of online learning has increased rapidly in the past few days. But, it got a significant boost in this pandemic situation where most of the schools, colleges and universities adopted an online education system. In India, Boards like CBSE, ICSE, International Boards, State Boards such as Board of School Education Haryana are providing online classes to their students.
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