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As the world is dealing with pandemic, the online education has become the new normal of the times. Earlier was the time where Digital devices were often used by children for fun and they were being scolded by their parents and teachers for using them endlessly as they were a source of hindrance in their studies. But now the time has come where parents are themselves giving access to their children to use these digital devices so that their children don’t get left behind in their studies. What an irony is seen in such unusual times.
Many parents have even done a lot of expenditure on Buying laptops and Internet devices. Teachers are taking online classes. Even they had to incur the expenses so that the students’ education doesn’t get hampered.
Almost everything is going smoothly. But the main question arises is that is everyone getting access to online education? Is this online education promoting or hampering the students’ performance? Various aspects need to be kept in mind while adopting this new normal. We all know that a coin has two sides- positive and negative.
The same goes with the online education. It too has a positive side which is indeed creating a positive impact but it too has a negative side which is suppressing many. Some have beliefs that online education is the way of enhancing students’ performance. Some believe that online education in its manner does not offer students a good choice to enhance their learning as well as skills. All this can be well understood by looking at a variety of aspects that follow as well contradict this system of online education.
But before moving forward, few more important question needs to be looked upon i.e. Do online education in anyway goes against the basic norms of Article-14 i.e. Right to equality?Are there any steps taken by government to remove the disparities in online education or particularly in education system? Well to this question for National educational policy and some online platforms by government may be the answer. Let’s have a close look on all the aspects which we discussed above and some more facts and figures so that we can dive ourselves more into the topic.
ADVANTAGES OF PROMOTING ONLINE EDUCATION
Undoubtedly, online education has a lot to offer that offline education i.e. classroom programs can’t offer. Conveniently studying while sitting anywhere at anytime is the major advantage. There are many students who can’t attend college due to their personal problems. But online education offers them knowledge conveniently.
For school going students it can act as a way of taking education in such a manner that they can also