Deep Dive | How the Coronavirus Pandemic Could Reshape Educationby Michael Sema Founder and CEO of Get A Rate
The extensive spread of the coronavirus has created an unprecedented situation in most sectors, including the education sector. A majority of educational institutes across the globe have adopted online teaching methodologies to ensure continuous learning for their students. While educators, students, and even parents are gradually adjusting to this new method of learning, technology companies are offering new tools and solutions to ensure a better learning experience for everyone involved. According to leading education experts at the best private universities in India, the pandemic is set to reshape education in a significant manner. The big question that needs to be answered in this context is in which ways this reshaping will take place.
Likely Changes In Education Resulting From COVID-19
Many experts are of the opinion that the COVID-19 crisis is, in fact, proving to be a great time for education and learning. This is because both educators and students are doing away with the red tape prevalent in the system and trying out new solutions that they chose to ignore in the past. In fact, the pandemic has caused the focus of education to shift from simple dissemination of content to ensuring learning in a more personalized and independent manner. Discussed below are some key changes that the education sector is likely to experience in the aftermath of coronavirus pandemic.
Extensive Use Of Technology In Learning Solutions
Even though the use of technology in education and learning had become quite common over the past several years, its extent was mostly restricted to private educational institutions and specific online courses. However, now the pandemic has forced almost every educator and student to seek the help of one or more of the several technology solutions to prevent the learning process from coming to a complete standstill. This has resulted in a more personalized and independent learning experience where the students have learned to take responsibility for their learning. The trend is likely to continue even in the post-COVID era with technology solutions paving the way for better learning and even teaching experience.
Greater Focus On The Role Of Education Institutions
Most people even today consider the role of educational institutions to be nothing more than a place for teachers to teach and students to learn about various academic topics and concepts. However, this perception has changed significantly thanks to the fact that most parents have been enlightened to the role of educational institutions in shaping the character and personality of their children. The role of schools, colleges, universities and other educational institutions in weaving the social fabric is likely to get highlighted. Society, in general, has come to recognize the challenges faced by the teachers and educators as well as the efforts made by them to overcome the same to make learning truly seamless.
Growth Of Public-Private Educational Partnerships
The coronavirus pandemic has also resulted in the creation of learning consortiums with the involvement of diverse stakeholders. In fact, it is has helped in ensuring education partnerships between public and private entities, working towards the common objective of providing the most appropriate learning platforms during this time of crisis. This has resulted in a greater focus on educational innovation and reducing its dependence on government funding or aid received from non-profit organizations. Many experts from leading private universities in Delhi feel that this might pave the way for the formation of large-scale coalitions across different industries with a focus on a common educational goal.
Making The Education System More Resilient
The COVID-19 crisis has once again reminded people of the need to make the education system more resilient make it capable of effectively managing various natural and man-made threats. It has brought to fore the need for both skill development in both educators and students to make it easier for them to ensure uninterrupted learning even in the face of the most threatening and challenging situations. These skills include informed decision making, creative problem solving, and adaptability to the changing circumstances. In addition, the education system needs to be modified to make it minimally sensitive to changes in the physical world that might hamper the overall learning process.
COVID-19 has been responsible for bringing about drastic changes in the way the world functions. This crisis has changed the outlook of people towards education and learning and made it possible for them to work collectively to ensure the continuity of learning.
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