Paradigm shift in education system must be observed patiently

Mr. Malka Komaraiah (Chairman)

Pallavi Groups
Pallavi Model and International schools
Delhi public schools Nachram, Nadergul
Mahendra hills

While countries are at different points in their COVID-19 infection rates, worldwide there are currently more than 1.2 billion children in 186 countries affected by school closures due to the pandemic.

There is a possibility that the current academic year may start later than usual. Being Chairman of the Pallavi Group, (Pallavi model and International Schools, Delhi public schools Nachram, Nadergul, and Mahendra hills) feel the need to accommodate the changes and need my teachers to adjust accordingly.

COVID-19 has caused education disruptions and prolonged school closures all around the world, which affected 90% of the world’s student population and led most countries to think about alternative ways of providing education to ensure that learning never stops.

Many teachers are looking for creative ways of education that not only make the teaching and learning experience better but engaging too.

A paradigm shift is witnessed in the education sector due to this disruption . Online education is now the new normal for schools across the country. However, sturdy connectivity of the internet is undoubtedly critical for the success of e-Learning.

Yet, due to such an abrupt shift from school closures due to COVID-19, most teachers around the world were forced to deliver online learning without proper training, and support/ time for preparation. Being plied with diverse new tools, they had to digitize their course contents and teach daily from home.

Furthermore, for countries like India, this is a good opportunity to strengthen and spread internet connectivity across rural India too. Every village and town in India should be digitally connected for better interaction between the students and teachers.

While some of my teachers believe that the unplanned and rapid move to online learning – with no training, insufficient bandwidth, and little preparation – will result in a poor user experience that is unconducive to sustain growth. But others believe that a new hybrid model of education will emerge, with significant benefits.

Last but not the least, I will conclude here by stating, ”This pandemic has changed the way of teaching. It enables me to reach out to my students more efficiently and effectively through chat groups, video meetings, voting, and also document sharing, especially during this pandemic. My students also find it is easier to communicate”.

Mr. Malka Komaraiah (Chairman)

Pallavi Groups
Pallavi Model and International schools
Delhi public schools Nachram, Nadergul
Mahendra hills