In this COVID-19 struck world, digital learning has become the new-age learning. The pandemic has offered an array of opportunities for experimentation with new models of teaching and learning. Worldwide, these advanced versions of e-learning gained momentum when schools, colleges, institutes, and more had to shut down. To continue the dream of achieving higher levels of education with integrated technology and to inspire students all around the globe to keep learning, digital platforms came to arise. Let’s take a look at the various methods that are strengthening the digital base learning process.
- Self-paced Learning Space
One of the biggest advantages of digital-based learning is that students have become independent and self-reliant. They can empower themselves with the help of digital education and learn from devices like laptops, mobiles, computers, and more. This new way of learning has reinforced them to learn at their pace and eliminate any sort of pressure of winning positions, titles, and more. The students are becoming a new version of themselves shaping into mature, dedicated, responsible, and motivated individuals. The self-learning environment creates a sense of confidence that makes students feel a different kind of self-worth that is also important for their holistic development. It focuses on strengths, issues, weaknesses, skillset, mindset, aptitude, and more ideal characteristics required to become a professional personality.
- One-on-one Learning Experience
In a classroom, there are many students and hence individual attention towards each is not possible. On the contrary, the digital education mediums are establishing a space where individual attention towards each student has become possible. This ensures that the teacher-student relationship is stronger, more interactive, open to more possibilities of guiding students according to their traits. Teachers too love one-on-one sessions with students as it creates a value-packed collaboration, where both mentor and student are working towards achieving their respective goals. This type of learning model helps students improve their skills, track their performance, evaluate their progress according to each subject, and gain many more insights. Also, without any time and space constraints, digital platforms offer an enhanced learning experience via the one-on-one model. Students are now able to clear their doubts via chat, call, text, video, email, and more. Also, a recorded copy of the class is available to the students for the next 24 to 48 hours after the class.
- Teachers are now the Digital Experts
Whether it’s a school teacher or a college professor, now everyone has become a digital guru; they have put their best foot forward for students and made the most of digital advances. They have gone above and beyond to stand the test of time and have adapted the new technology models to nurture deeper student learning. More than syllabus-based studies, teachers have concentrated on practical knowledge. They have creatively come with apt resources and equipment to make online teaching a fun experience. Blending education and technology in a way to facilitate growth and development for both students and teachers.
- The New Variant of Exams
No one ever thought that exams can be taken online at the comfort of our home. Well, it’s happening, the online exam models have been incorporated with a new age exam format. This type of exam is not only new for students but also has its challenging bits to face. Students are not used to typing their answers online, hence MCQ type of questions are provided in the exam which allows students to pick the right answer among the 4 or 5 options. Also, the exam is time-based and hence students are given 60 minutes or more to answer their test papers. Also, oral or viva has been replaced with projects, where students don’t have to write and submit journals or assignments rather create a PowerPoint presentation for their projects. These projects are further discussed online among teachers and entire classrooms. Depending on each school and college, the exam patterns may vary and new digital ways can be adopted.
Here are a few ways how digital-based learning has accelerated in the Covid-19 times. Also, based on each country, these digital learning methods may change. However, on an international level, the vision of a quality-based education system remains the same. The aim is to build young minds who are the future of a better tomorrow.