Parents Debate Whether Online Education Has Helped Their Kids In Past 6 Months

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As most schools and colleges were forced to shut down due to the pandemic, teachers and students had to resort to online classes to continue education. This was an entirely new concept for many. While teachers struggled to operate new kinds of technology, students now had to learn in an entirely new atmosphere and setting. And like every situation, online classes worked out for some and were a disaster for others.

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To bring into light whether or not online education has been successful for students in the past couple of months, Journalist Faye D’Souza posed a question on Twitter addressing parents. Have a look at her tweet here:

Many parents took to the comment section to highlight the pros and cons of online education. Most comments by parents revealed how kids get bored easily due to their brief attention span, how they are not able to study along with their friends, how some teachers are unable to handle the demands of so many kids via a computer screen, and how a child’s holistic development is being compromised in the process.

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Some also highlighting that the problems of a large number of students go unheard on social media due to the lack of technological resources made available to them. There have been plenty of instances where kids, especially from rural areas, have had to go through uncomfortable lengths to attend these classes in the first place.

Is online education the only safe way to go forward or should there be other alternatives? What do you think of this issue? Tell us!

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