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Technology Enabled Teaching and Online Learning in North India during Lockdown in Pandemic COVID 19

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.10, No. 6)

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Page : 84-87

Keywords : COVID-19; lockdown; Technology Enabled Teaching learning; challenges; policy;

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Introduction: COVID19 has made online education indispensable. Technology which till pre-COVID was considered an enabling tool for education has been converted into a mandatory must-have for delivery of mainstream education, without disruption and all segments of learners have to leverage technology for their ongoing learning and skilling needs. What has differed is the mode of delivery which has varied from live or synchronous learning to asynchronous in the form of pre-recorded videos to hybrid blend of digital media and has moved away from didactical form of teaching. Objective: The objective of the survey was to assess the issues related to adapting to the "Technology enabled teaching and learning in India during COVID 19?. Method and Study Design: Online Cross Sectional Survey was conducted in April-August 2020 amongst teachers of professional education in North India. Results: The teaching faculty in India was found to be proactive and technology was also available at very low cost to carry on the teaching learning activities. However, internet connectivity and non-verbal pedagogoical challenges along with interrupted concomitant and discriminative skill learning amongst students were feared by the teachers. Discussion: The seamless connect between the teacher and learner and his peer group in turn, has taken a position of eminence via the Digital Education Tool reducing the digital divide. But amidst this entire perplex circumstances, all are striving to strike the right balance and facing several challenges. This survey highlights those challenges related to the Technical and Pedagogical aspect. It also objectively elaborates upon some aspects related to the approach of the Teaching professionals in the period of PANDEMIC COVID 19. Blended teaching learning is most effective. Conclusion: Catalysis of the reforms requires purposeful guidelines by policy makers, with specific objectives and employment of resources along with interdisciplinary commitment and political agendas to achieve the desired results.

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