A study of online digital e-Learning platforms to support access to remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic
Jagbir Ahlawat, Punam Ahlawat
The Covid-19 pandemic has pushed schools and colleges to adopt alternative methods of learning, and they are just getting warmed up to the new normal of Digital Education. Digital education in India is in its transformational phase and a lot more can be done by all the stakeholders in the education system, government, educational institutions, EdTech providers, etc. to ensure that digital technologies are accessible to every student in the country. The education system has primarily followed a teacher-centric (mostly one-way) approach to education in traditional system. This is the time for all of us to move from teacher-centric physical classroom to student-centric digital glass-rooms. The journey of digital education in India is bound to take a huge leap in the coming time as many have realized the need for digital as an enabler for better education. Though there could be a few roadblocks - resistance to changing age-old teaching and learning practices, mindset change, we believe things will change quickly as academicians, technologists, EdTech providers and industries work together to create a strong digital online system for education.