Everyone is aware of the effects the COVID 19 pandemic is creating on the whole world. Most of the countries are in a lockdown situation since social distancing is being seen as the only means to stop the spread of this virus. With no vaccine available, governments from around the world are resorting to extreme measures in order to curtail the spread of coronavirus.
In such testing times, schools and other educational institutions are also closed. Since it is uncertain as to when everything gets back to normal and schools start functioning like before, the circumstances can affect the students’ progress as far as syllabus completion is concerned. With many establishments resorting to remote working, it makes sense for schools to consider online teaching.
Here is how remote lessons can help in supporting students during COVID-19:
  • Continual learning - As mentioned above, there is no break in children’s learning activities. They can continue using the digital learning solution. Teachers can pick the topic beforehand and take classes for a stipulated set of students at a scheduled time. This way, there are no backlogs with respect to syllabus completion and the pressure of the same is reduced on both students and teachers.
  • No dearth of educational content - Amongst the many tools for school closures, online teaching has become the most significant of all. Children are able to get guidance from their respective teachers. They are also able to access unlimited resources for their learning owing to the content available on school management systems. This is a vast source and can help them in achieving their learning goals without any hassles.
  • Students engagement - With classes being conducted on a daily basis, students are better engaged. Since they cannot go out due to the lockdown situation, having something that takes up a part of their daily time can keep them interested.
  • On-demand classes - Apart from the scheduled classes, schools can also offer on-demand classes. This way, students can learn something that they are interested in and excel in the same. The class may or may not include content from the syllabus. Certain topics like soft-skills, etiquettes, body language, etc. can be incorporated into the online education module.

In the current times of coronavirus, resources are available in plenty to keep students updated with their educational needs. Schools need to ensure that they conduct classes regularly and even schedule tests for checking the progress. This can be accomplished with online teaching only. The situation is far from better and it is a long time until everything normalizes. Therefore, schools should do everything they can for supporting students during COVID-19.