Social distancing to Digital proximity – Online

The need to comply with social distancing has meant that the schools are shut.

Most schools have embraced the online model to ensure education continuity. From the time when COVID Lockdown started till now, many schools worldwide are leveraging internet and digital interactive content, the live and recorded teacher sessions, assignments, etc., to complete the engagement cycle with the students.

Education technology and tools are vital to the education system today. The teacher-student engagement model is evolving as we are learning by discovering the soft spots in a purely online engagement model.

Digital proximity is growing stronger to counter the social distancing issues.

The schools are also creating teacher toolkits, consisting of a collection of curated software tools and interactive digital content, for presentations and simulations. A similar toolkit is also distributed to the students for their use at home which again comprises software tools that may be used concurrently during live sessions, and the tools to be used offline. The students’ toolkit also comprises stuff they could build with materials, for learning activities.

The integration of a laptop connected to the internet, enabling teacher-student interaction, in addition to a smart board for the use of teachers to write and draw diagrams, is a typical teacher workstation.

About the author

D Sudhanva is the founder and CEO at Excelsoft Technologies, a globally renowned eLearning Solutions Company. With a focus on transforming education across the world, Sudhanva has steered Excelsoft to be a thought leader in Education Technology with robust products delivering innovative solutions.