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Challenges and opportunities abound as remote learning takes off during COVID-19

Around the world, educators, students, and parents are feeling an extraordinary effect of the pandemic

The worldwide health emergency as a result of the spread of COVID-19 is unrivaled in terms of its impact on education globally. Around the world, educators, students, and parents are feeling an extraordinary effect of the pandemic.

Remote learning methods being offered  

Schools are closed and quarantine methods are being offered to overcome the global pandemic. Along with the government, health officials are performing at their best to overcome the outbreak. Educational institutes are using their full effort and resources for the provision of quality education.

Educators are using tools that provide quality education even at this time. Different online data sources and methods like social media and academic search engines are being used for the provision of quality education.

The global community identifies various issues

The lack of interaction between the teachers and students is challenging. The students are facing adjustment problems.

While studying, the students have a high level of anxiety. They are unable to focus and online classes increase their loneliness. Most of the students are worried about unnatural closure of the academic year. The students are distracted while studying from home, especially with family and with younger siblings.

The students are less motivated for attending classes on the set time. The teachers and students are facing a shortage of tools needed to overcome this and are in constant communication with students to help them stay on track. The teachers are facing difficulties in maintaining a positive and friendly relationship between the student and the teacher.  education covid-19 

The internet connection is either unstable or data packages insufficient for sustaining e-learning requirements. The students in both urban and rural areas are facing the problem of uploading their homework. Teachers are also trying to work with a poor internet connection during online classes.

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Lack of support and training for educational staff

The one crucial problem faced by the teachers is that they are doing digital education without support and training. In the same way, parents are unable to use the resources due to complicated steps and are usually involved in planning their daily work activities instead of navigating through innovative education.

On the other hand, parents are also trying to maintain the balance between work and homeschooling. education covid-19 

Unfortunately, most of the schools were not prepared and equipped for moving to online classes. It is challenging for teachers to adopt a new way of learning for themselves as well as for students. In this situation, it is advised for schools/institutions to provide some free tools/training courses for teachers in order to organize their workplace.

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The opportunities  

Teachers and students are using the tools available to them during the quarantine, and most of them are sharing them with their families. Connectivity problems during the coronavirus lockdown are still unresolved. Moreover, there are few online quality educational resources available on various social media sites.

The virus has affected the teachers, students, and parents, mentally and emotionally. All of them must develop a new healthy routine and environment. It is a good chance for teachers to develop a strong connection with parents. In the same way, students also have the sovereignty to learn and explore new ideas and experiences that they have never tried before.

The writer is a graduate from NUST (National University of Science and Technology). She did her Masters in Economics from the Department of Social Sciences and Humanities. She can be reached at ayesha.kiran17@gmail.comThe views expressed in this article are the authors own and do not necessarily reflect the editorial policy of Global Village Space.