The initial lure of freedom to do anything while attending classes from the comfort of home has faded and a “Zoom Fatigue” has set in.
When it comes to examination for assessing the learning, the offline is still harped upon by regulators though contested by students.
There is an urgent need for educational institutions in India to evolve and develop suitable strategies and alternative arrangements to compensate the loss faced by the students and parents following the drawbacks in online education amid the prevailing Covid circumstances and the great divide in the society.
During a survey by the Imphal Free Press, it was found that smartphones are sold above the maximum retail price during lockdown.
there are still thousands of families in Manipur who could not afford even a Smartphone. Now, the pandemic has magnified inequalities like never before.
“Apart from gender activism I have taken up such initiative as no one knows when the pandemic COVID-19 will end. It is an initiative to live with coronavirus,” Santa Khurai said.
Recent declarations for blended learning and some courses being taught in online mode as an option amid Covid-19 scenario need honest thinking concerning internet access in view of the digital divide in the country.
Pick and Nurture Pvt. Limited offers distance learning services to class IX, X, XI and XII students under the Meghalaya Board of School Education (MBoSE).
The Achik Students’ Welfare Association said that while the focus has now shifted to online studies, a good percentage of students have no access to either laptops, tablets or even a smartphone.