Greetings. The first phase of Unlock 1.0 is on all over the country. While Covid 19 cases are on the rise, there is also general awareness about the inevitability of living with the infection for quite some time. Some states have managed to ward off the impact better than others, and most metros continue to bear the brunt of the virus. But education is going nonstop. Despite the initial hiccups schools and colleges have risen to the challenge and are ensuring that learning never stops. As a Vice chancellor in one of the IDA round table aptly put it” Physical campus access is closed. The university is not”. That probably is the spirit that will drive education forward. There are certain hurdles towards use of technology like the digital divide between the have and have nots remain a matter of concern.
Technology is here to stay and the adaptability of technology in education has become paramount for any educational institution to survive. With time, as we shall emerge from this Pandemic, the totally brick and mortar model will remain but with a co-existence of blended, online and digital form of learning and teaching. And that is the new world order IDA seeks to prepare for its stakeholders.
- B Mahesh Sarma
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Listen to eminent education leaders sharing their valuable inputs and experiences on how the education sector can cope with the changing times amidst the outbreak of #Covid-19
Dr. Ashok S. Alur, Director, Centre of Excellence for FPOs, GOK, Bengaluru, speaks about how Covid 19 has impacted our lives and the various measures that need to be taken during the Pandemic.
Ms. Anju Arora Saxena, Head-Learning Support Department, Genesis Global School, talks about the relevance of online learning in the current scenario.
Dr. Swati Mujumdar, Pro Chancellor, Symbiosis University of Applied Sciences Indore, begins by thanking India Didactics Association for the opportunity to reach out her thoughts on the present situation.
Mr. Deepak Singi, Principal, Eicher School, speaks about the current situation that has affected the whole Education fraternity. Further suggests that Educators should make the most of this time by enhancing their soft skills and getting comfortable with online education platforms.
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