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The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way the students learn around the world. Schools have closed and the children have lost their routine of studies and schooling.
The situation has to lead to a new way of learning through digital platforms, where teaching and learning have moved from inside the walls of the classrooms.
But this new normal of learning remains impossible for many children in rural areas due to many reasons – poor/no internet access, no proper gadgets/systems etc.
Approximately, 1.2 billion children have been affected all over the world during this global pandemic situation, whereas it is feared that millions might drop out of schools in the coming year.
While, on one side, children are in a position not to take up digital learning, the millions attending the online classes suffer the other way?
From assessing how effective is this long distance learning to increased screen time to the effects on physical health, everything is of a great concern.
Children losing focus while listening during classes is not a new thing or unknown, they seem to get distracted more easily while listening through a laptop or a gadget. Until a few months ago, they were tuned to attend lectures sitting in classrooms, where teachers were able to engage them better.
A complete change from that old set up of learning, the psychological shock to their mental system, the total newness about the way of their learning will take a considerable amount of time to sink into their minds.
Apart from classes, the school provides a number of opportunities for the children to have fun. The up and down travel to the school itself should be a great fun time. The chats, the group songs, small, small bickering with friends, bus snacks etc. are some of the amusing activities which are a part of their daily routine.
The monotonous daily routine of learning and leisure both at home environment, Having been deprived of fun chats with friends, locked inside the home with little to less exciting outdoor amusements can easily make a child dull and become less interested in anything.
Online classes, however well-organized they are, they for sure, cannot offer the fun of outdoor sports coaching, art and craft classes and other extra-curricular and project activities done in schools.
The class hours would most probably be scheduled as a mix of subject classes and outdoor and indoor coaching, to keep them physically and mentally fresh and active. Online classes on the other hand, would be live or recorded sessions of only curricular subjects, which can drain them physically and more so mentally.
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Internet facilities are still a challenge in many parts of the world and uninterrupted connection still a bigger challenge even for those who have access to the Internet. A breaking internet connection between the classes can distract them more.
The students, especially young children might find it extremely difficult to manage with the classes, let alone attending it attentively, had they not been exposed to computers and how to handle gadgets etc before.
It would become harder, if the parents are technically not so sound.
Children’s too much screen exposure may affect their eye sight very badly and leads to drying eyes and headache, migraine in early age.
On the other side, children who were allowed to use gadgets and play video games already will be now exposed to longer screen time which is very bad for their health. Fatigue, tired eyes, sleepiness, eyesight problems, etc. might be some of the problems arising out of this.
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