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COVID19 Blessings in Disguise for E Learning in India

Journal: International Journal of Trend in Scientific Research and Development (Vol.5, No. 3)

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Page : 1212-1215

Keywords : COVID19; E-learning; Online education; ICT enabled learning (key words);

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The World Health Organization has declared the outbreak of Covid 19 as a pandemic on March 11th, 2020, with additional announcement of social distancing which forced global shutdown of several sector, including educational institutions. In India, countrywide shut down of school and colleges were announced from March 16th, 2020. Due to the sudden closure of schools and colleges nearly 320 million students were affected. In this situation to continue the education system and for preventing the student drop out government recommended to replace the traditional teaching learning with ICT enabled E learning mode. COVID 19, act as a catalyst for the educational institutions, forced them to grow, choose and cope up with the various ICT enabled technologies for teaching learning activities. By the end of 2020, along with online learning some states tried to reopen educational institutions step by step with maintaining COVID 19 guideline but due to sudden appearance of COVID 19 second wave educational institutions were closed again and compelled to continue online learning mode instead of traditional physical learning. In this article we try to summarize the picture and importance of online learning during the crisis of COVID19 pandemic in India. We also discuss the various modes of E learning and digital platforms used for that purpose along with opportunities and challenges regarding online learning and the possible solutions to make E learning more universal with greater rate of acceptability. Elora De | Dr. Koushik Sen "COVID19: Blessings in Disguise for E-Learning in India" Published in International Journal of Trend in Scientific Research and Development (ijtsrd), ISSN: 2456-6470, Volume-5 | Issue-3 , April 2021, URL: Paper URL:

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