With the advent of the Corona virus, the entire education system has changed. There has been a change in the attitude of the Schools, colleges and universities, who are now agreeing to the fact that they like it or not online teaching is the only available option.
Teachers for sure were not comfortable teaching online are now learning and updating themselves in the technology. They are now accepting the fact that if they do not improve their technical knowledge and ability, they would be sidelined. They are accepting that due to the restrictions of the physical presence of the students and teachers in the wake of the pandemic, this new knowledge to be acquired is no more a choice it is essential and mandatory.
This unexpected and uncalled for crisis due to Corona will probably become the turning point in the education world, creating new norms of teaching and learning.
Every single teacher agrees to the fact, that being among students in a classroom and sharing their knowledge with the students has always been the most comfortable and acceptable means of imparting education, but are now gradually accepting that this conventional method of teaching is up for a change.
Another universal truth is that not all people are comfortable or can take advantage of the new technological advances in the stride. They require time and will eventually come to terms of the changes.
Reforms and changes have been a little too difficult to adapt to the education system. Corona crisis has challenged the entire conventional teaching system. Even the most orthodox schools are pushing themselves towards adapting to the new teaching methods. They are equipping their teaching staff and themselves through training and high-end equipment respectively to deliver the best educational content to the students. They know that if they fail to bring themselves to the expected levels in terms of technology, they might be pushing themselves to the brink of extinction.
With the Corona crisis nowhere near its end, and parents hardly showing any inclination towards sending their kids to school, the situation does not seem to be changing in close near future. At least not until a vaccine is available for the Corona Virus. Moreover, the economic crisis that has erupted due to this pandemic and with many of the people losing their jobs and several of them facing salary cuts, there are a large number of parents who are unable to pay the regular fee of the schools, this has also resulted in several parents even withdrawing their kids from schools.
Even if we leave the financial crisis that the schools are going through, they are in it and in no position to avoid the situation. Under the circumstances preparing to deliver online in the best possible way is the only option the schools have.
Many of the schools have started to provide the study materials online. They are reaching prerecorded video lectures by their teachers to the students through online messaging systems. They have communication channels in place to keep parents and students well informed of the schedules of the online classes. They have developed means to ensure home assignments are delivered well in time. The students and parents have now started to accept this as the new normal. The students are even appearing online for their term exams.
Real globalization of education is now taking place. The virtual world has now given access to the best of the study material and tutors online to any and every student, with the place being no barrier. This certainly is better than the conventional method of finding tutors and reference study materials. The students can now join and be guided by any study group from across the world.
But talking of the primary schools, it is a bigger challenge that schools are facing in ensuring and imparting quality education to their students. This is more so because of the lack of technical infrastructure and the difficulty in updating themselves in these hours of the financial crisis. Those who have managed to meet the requirements in terms of technological knowledge and delivering quality content are the ones that will survive the Corona challenge. Huge and ultra-modern infrastructure is hardly going to attract the parents any more. The parents under the present situation will be looking for schools offering quality online teaching and will avoid or many may even withdraw from costly institutions in the coming financial year. This may even in some way also be a boom time for the schools offering both quality and affordable education to the students.
Several large and some mediocre institutions might find themselves in a survival crisis.
One such school that seems to have kept itself ahead and updated in all respect, be it technically or in terms of delivering quality content to the level of satisfaction of the parents in this changing and the demanding situation in Mastermind school, in Indore. They have focused on the combination “Teacher – Teaching – technology”. Mastermind School that caters to students from Play Group to class 5th, This could be the right choice for your kids if you are looking for a school that can ensure the best quality of online teaching from the best of the teachers.