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Today, e-learning is one of the best alternatives for studying despite quarantine restrictions. Still, it has its own flaws, which are noticeable during the long-term experience. From one point, students learn to be independent and prepare their homework without extra help. Usually, everyone can buy essays for sale online and prepare for classes efficiently. And from the other point, online learning demands the highest responsibility. Let's find out why the face-to-face educational process is still more productive.
1. Too many distractions.
Needless to say that staying at home and learning are the biggest incompatibilities. When you get ready for your class, you often forget about how clean your house is or whether you have enough food for the day. In e-learning, the reality is that students should take care not only of the studying process but housekeeping as well.
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2. Not enough help from teachers.
The teacher's work during e-learning is to present the material and make it easy to understand. Still, this might be challenging for both sides. When the teacher sees that most students can get along with it, it is easier to pay attention to one or two from class who hasn't progressed much. Otherwise, while the subject is difficult for most of the class, it is almost impossible to dedicate attention to each while explaining the material better.
3. Less communication.
That feeling that you are far away from your friends can't leave you. Even if you don't have enough time to build strong friendships, studying in class helps students gain better results. Healthy competition plays a significant role in education, and everyone who stands for e-learning only should consider this aspect.
4. Access to online materials only.
When students write their texts or work on other assignments, they need to have more than Wikipedia. Studying in campus libraries is much more fun than sitting in one place to look for necessary information. Beside the traditional references, you can get feedback on your drafts.
Less movement with e-learning brings both positives and negatives in students' lifestyles.Getty pictures
5. Lack of individual approach.
E-learning is all about individual learning. Indeed, you can connect to your teacher or classmates online, but still, the schedule makes strict boundaries that you can't text or call them in late at night. When students are in class, a teacher can spread their attention to the whole audience and see how every student perceives material simultaneously.
6. Staying mostly at home.
Less movement with e-learning brings both positives and negatives in students' lifestyles. On the one hand, you don't need to spend hours driving on public transport or being stuck in traffic. And also, you don't have that vital time to prepare your mind for studying. On the road, we listen to audiobooks or read traditional ones, observe life, and think about further studies. This is the way our brain gets ready for classes, so it is less stressful for students to learn when they arrive at class.
7. Higher electricity bill.
Yeah, paying more for internet and electricity consumption is one more disadvantage of e-learning. When you study in class, you can use a public school Wi-Fi connection and charge your laptop in there as well. And while staying at home, you need to think about how much time you spend studying not to increase your electricity bill. Even if you pay for an Internet connection even when you don't study at home, electricity use significantly increases while you start e-learning.
Due to current epidemic measurement restrictions, many schools consider e-learning as one of the best variants to make education available for everyone. Still, e-learning can be a challenging affair for most students and teachers. To cope with it, they need to achieve new skills and apply them to the new reality.
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Learn With Me – An Internshala Trainings Initiative Where For Every Training Sold The Platform Will Give A Free Training To A Student In Need
Internshala Trainings, the e-learning arm of Internshala, has announced the launch of the ‘Learn With Me’ initiative with the motto of each one help one. Under this initiative, for every training sold on the platform till 31st July’21, Internshala Trainings will give free training to a student in need. The initiative is being organized in association with prominent NGOs ANEW India and Alohomora who will help the platform reach out to the deserving beneficiaries.
A one-of-its-kind initiative, Learn With Me is powered by Internshala Trainings’ learner community to help fellow students continue their education during these uncertain times of the pandemic. The free training will be rewarded to students from financially weaker sections, who had to discontinue their education as their families were not in the position to afford their tuition fee expenses anymore.
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Learners enrolling in any of the 60+ training programs, including digital marketing, machine learning, software testing, programming with Python, French language, creative writing, calligraphy, photography, blockchain, or animation, would contribute towards the donation of 1 free beginner-level training gifted to a student in need on behalf of them, through Internshala Trainings in July’21.
Students, who are finding it difficult to continue their education due to the financial crisis, can also avail of free training of their choice under this initiative by furnishing a valid income certificate and Aadhar card.
On the launch of Learn With Me initiative, Sarvesh Agrawal, the founder, and CEO of Internshala Trainings said, “The second wave of COVID-19 has impacted our lives immeasurably wherein some of us lost our loved ones while others dealt with a serious financial crisis. Students, belonging to families with a single breadwinner or economically weaker sections, either dropped out of colleges or postponed their future education plans. To face these underlying challenges and help young students continue learning and acquiring new skills, we are introducing the ‘Learn With Me’ initiative.”
“For the very first time, our learners’ community would contribute towards a noble cause and help someone continue their education during the pandemic when they purchase training for themselves. With this initiative, we aim to motivate the youth to lend a helping hand and experience the joy of giving while learning and exploring new areas of interest simultaneously through online training.” He added.
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The coronavirus pandemic has deepened the inequities in accessing and benefiting from education, especially for the underprivileged students in India, who are more likely than others to be engaged in remote schooling.
According to the World Economic Forum, nearly 320 million learners in India were adversely affected by the pandemic, and have transitioned to the e-learning industry.
The virtual learning system has its own vulnerabilities, as it increases the risk that instructions would not be close to the classroom contact atmosphere, which could widen the achievement gap.
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Another challenge for the e-learning platforms, given that more than 20 languages are used across the education system in the country, was how to align with various dialects, varied contexts, and different social experiences. Also, the continued closure of schools could potentially have a negative impact on the most vulnerable students.
However, the Central Square Foundation (CSF), a Delhi-based non-profit, believes that leveraging Education Technology (EdTech) solutions is the need of the hour, as it can help ensure continued learning at home.
In partnership with Google, the CSF had created TicTacLearn in April last year, which is a repository of 12,000 learning videos for mathematics and science subjects in six languages e Hindi, English, Telugu, Odia, Gujarati, and Marathi.
Speaking to IANS, Bikkrama Daulet Singh, co-managing director, CSF, said: “Never before did we witness disruption in teaching-learning at this scale. To rise to the challenge, we accelerated the production of videos under TicTacLearn. We wanted to deliver high-quality content in vernacular languages to ensure that children, especially those from underprivileged backgrounds, benefit from it during school closures.”
This repository of learning videos solves three critical aspects of online learning: Quality content, engagement, and access. The TicTacLearn channel on YouTube is open-source, which has garnered in excess of 52 million views and 110k plus subscribers so far.
According to Atul Bhargava, senior project lead (government projects) at CSF, with more than 20 languages used across the education system, equitable access to quality distance learning resources is more vital than ever.
The content is story-based (especially for grades I-V), pedagogically sound, and byte-sized (4-5 min), which generates interest in the students, keeps them engaged and helps them learn at the same time.
“The landscape of Indian educational content availability in 2018 depicted lack of content in vernacular language. The majority of available content was owned by for-profit players – not affordable by 85-90 percent of Indian students enrolled in government and government-aided schools,” said Bhargava.
The maths topics are broken into hook & knowledge, illustrative examples, and misconceptions. The environmental science (EVS) and science videos follow the storytelling approach. There are 12,000 plus videos and 1,050 plus hours of content for maths (grade I-X); and EVS and science (grade III-X), which has 2,000 videos and 175 hours of content for each language.
These videos are also available on the DIKSHA app, the Ministry of Human Resource Development’s (MHRD) primary initiative to make e-content available to school children. The videos can also be accessed on the app using the QR codes in the textbooks.
Last year, nearly 500 million textbooks were distributed with QR codes on each chapter, which allow students to scan the code and get a video explaining the concept. For example, if a student is willing to learn about photosynthesis, he/she can scan the code and get a video. As many as 9,000 TicTacLearn content pieces have been linked to 50k plus QR codes and 20 states are using TicTacLearn content via DIKSHA and there are already in excess of 5 million views on it.
Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, and Haryana have started linking the TicTacLearn content to the QR codes in the textbooks.
Would this e-learning methodology succeed in a post-pandemic scenario?
“Going forward, schools are likely to adopt a blended learning approach since it will be a while before they resume operations at full strength. These videos will continue to complement classroom learning,” Singh said. (IANS/KB)
Karnataka Monday launched an e-learning initiative, GetCETgo, aimed at giving an online crash course to aspirants for the Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET), National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET), and Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) to help them crack these examinations.
At the launch of the initiative at Vidhan Soudha here, Deputy Chief Minister C.N. Ashwatha Narayana, who holds the Higher Education portfolio, told reporters that this course facilitates learning, revision, and taking up tests.
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“This initiative is intended to cater to over two lakh students. We aim to provide quality crash course content at a cost of less than Rs 40 per registered student,” he said.
The Deputy CM said that coaching through GetCETgo, which now has a Google rating of 4.3, would be made available from the coming academic year and KEA will be entrusted with this responsibility.
He said that the GetCETgo, introduced by Karnataka in 2020 in association with Digilearn Private Ltd, is blended as a unique combination of technology and content.
“This initiative is backed by chapter synopsis, classwork, revision, homework, and mock tests… GetCETgo is developed into a structured ecosystem for the students to study and benefit from. With the focus being on providing a real-time test experience, there is a rigorous analytics system in place which displays the results and reflects the student’s position against the performance of other test-takers,” he said.
Narayana stated that this has the objective of increasing the number of students of Karnataka in IITs.
GetCETgo is available through the web portal, an android app, and YouTube Channel, he said.
He claimed that the initiative comes with loads of support services such as login support, tech back-end support, doubt clarification, and 24/7 customer service too.
Launching this initiative, Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa said that the crash course, introduced last year, exclusively meant to provide coaching for KCET and NEET examinations, but this time around, the government decided to include crash courses to coach aspirants of JEE examinations as well.
“In the wake of the outbreak of Covid pandemic last year, the government felt the need to help several students who went off track with their examination preparation and access to academic content had become very limited. The GetCETgo initiative launched to help offset these challenges,” he said.
The CM maintained that this initiative would be more beneficial to students who belong to backward sections. (IANS/KB)