How Online Learning During The Worldwide Covid Lockdown Changed The Teaching-Learning Methodology
The integration of technology in education has transformed the way students learn and teachers teach. This transformation has been further catalysed by the pandemic and brought online education into the mainstream. It also brought to the fore the fact that every student has a unique learning journey that can be enhanced by e-learning approaches.
At BYJU’S, our focus was to provide an uninterrupted learning experience for students. Right from the time of our inception, we have strived to enable students to become self-learners. Through the asynchronous learning modules, we empower students to decide the style, size, and pace of their learning journeys. Through the combination of teachers, video tutorials, and interactive games, we are able to deliver personalised learning, feedback, and assessments for all students. Our adaptive learning platform uses new-age technology and data science to create a detailed and dynamic learning profile for every single student. Additionally, we use game design principles to craft unique and individual learning journeys for students. This helps us motivate them and get them hooked to learning on our platform.
The “right” blended learning model will depend on what students want. Students will have the flexibility to choose what concepts they want to learn and the formats in which they learn these concepts
I believe the future of education in a post Covid world will be blended, and we will continue to innovate for it. Education will take a leap from the traditional one-to-many approach to the blended one-on-one learning experiences, providing students the best of both physical and digital worlds. The ‘Classrooms of Tomorrow’ will have technology at its core, empowering students to cross over from passive to active learning.
E-Learning Contributing To The Holistic Growth Of A Student
The ongoing pandemic has proved to be an inflection point for the education ecosystem. Being a digital first company, over the past decade, BYJU'S has continually worked towards innovating various product offerings, with students’ needs at the center of it all. For students to fall in love with learning, it is essential to explain concepts contextually and deliver them through innovative formats.
There are subjects like Math and Coding which could be taught better online. On the other hand, there are skills that students pick up at school that cannot be replicated online. For instance, social skills like teamwork and life skills like empathy can only be learned when a child is operating in a group. While the importance of school will remain uncontested, online platforms like ours will enhance a child’s conceptual understanding and offer them a holistic learning experience from the comfort of their homes.
New Trends In Technology
At BYJU’S, we have always centered our product around the needs of students. We understand that to make students fall in love with learning you need to explain concepts contextually and visually and get it delivered by the best of the teachers.
Over the past decade, BYJU’S has continually worked towards innovating various product offerings, with students’ needs at the center of it all. For students to fall in love with learning, it is essential to explain concepts contextually and deliver them through innovative formats. The right blend of technology into our systems enables us to create personalised learning paths for our students. With the help of the rich learning profiles built for every student, we are able to offer highly relevant recommendations and help solve their ‘real’ learning challenges. With technology at the core, the BYJU’S learning app is thus designed to be the engaging teacher, a personal coach, and encouraging friend understanding the student thoroughly and taking them on the fascinating process of learning in a truly fun and personalized manner.
Psychological Development Of A Child
Children today are digital natives and have preferred learning online. Theirs is a very transformative age group, so we need to build products as per their requirements and not the other way around. At BYJU’S, we have always understood and focused on the fact that no two children are the same. Every learner is different and has a different style, pace and size of learning. We want to make learning a joyful experience, which invokes curiosity, critical thought and an understanding of practical application within the child. Through online learning, we are creating learning content that is immersive, visually rich, experiential and rich in perspective. These aspects definitely help in enabling the children to become critical thinkers and creators.
While online learning can never replace how a child learns other important skills like empathy, teamwork, leadership, etc. in a school setting and with friends around, it can certainly enhance a child’s conceptual understanding and offer them a holistic learning experience from the comfort of their homes.
Future Of Technology In Learning
The ongoing pandemic has proved the credibility of online learning, making it an integral part of mainstream learning. As I mentioned earlier, with blended learning as the future, we will see the best of offline and online coming together to provide a balanced learning environment. There are subjects and concepts that can be taught and learned better online, for instance, hard subjects like Math, Science, and coding. On the other hand, there are skills that students pick up at school that cannot be replicated online. For instance, social skills like teamwork and life skills like empathy can only be learned when a child is operating in a group.
The “right” blended learning model will depend on what students want. Students will have the flexibility to choose what concepts they want to learn and the formats in which they learn these concepts. Additionally, we will see companies invest more in AI and ML to better the existing innovative learning environment.