The COVID pandemic induced lock-down has forced education system across the world to shift from the traditional set up of learning to an online mode of learning overnight. Many academic institutions that were earlier reluctant to change their traditional teaching approach had no option but to shift entirely to online teaching–learning
This new edition of ET, will have 2 focus issues : the first one being – ‘Merits and Demerits of Online Learning ”, which aims to analyse e-learning modes in the time of crisis; strengths, weakness, opportunities and challenges of online education; and growth of edtech start-ups during the time of pandemic & the other focus issue as : “Are we ready for the huge change in Learning Methods ? a discussion on the new NEP policy which proposes sweeping changes including opening up of Indian higher education to foreign universities, dismantling of the UGC and the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), introduction of a four-year multidisciplinary undergraduate programme with multiple exit options, and discontinuation of the M Phil etc.”
In our Cover Story this edition Sapna Raj has examines in detail the “Merits and Demerits of Online Education” She talks to different facets of the society and brings out how they cope to this new form of education and also brings forth their apprehensions and excitement on the same in this pandemic time.
Watch Dr K J Varghese, of Christ College , an educationist who has done researches in the area of Digital learning talking about “ Education in the times of the Pandemic” in an exclusive video interview with Swetha Sukumar of Education Today.
In our “Features” section read the exclusive report from Swetha Sukumar on “ Student Perspective of Classroom and Digital Learning ” and articles on the “Hassles faced in online education ” , “ Inclusive education ” etc .
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