The Pandemic has forced Schools and education institutions to move online. A new normal has been created i.e. teaching online. 5 or 10 years ago, this shift would have been very painful, mainly because internet bandwidth required for live, video classes were not available,. Today’s internet bandwidth made this a reality, however, online teaching has its own set of challenges
An offline environment is such where a teacher can see students together can pay attention to 40 students at one go.
If offline traditional methods of teaching are applied online, they can jeopardize (or limit) the success of the training.
There were issues such as providing informal social interactions, ensuring student attention and active participation. reduced face to face interaction and the online environment attention span, user motivation, class control etc when the transition from offline to online learning happened.
However, today Middle School can easily boast of a trained faculty and trained learners, online. Online tools are extensively used to improve the quality of interactive teaching learning. As the young inquisitive mind is quick to understand the nitty- gritty of technology most users take no time to get accustomed to this upsurge of pedagogy in schools. .
Online teaching is challenging but we at MRIS46 believe in facing trying tasks and trials. We also believe in looking at the positive aspect of a situation, however difficult it may be .It has been observed that students in online methods see faster learning and retention rates of students are higher. The flexibility to go back and forth, learn at one’s own pace, maintaining time flexibility, etc. all lead to better learning for students and hence better outcomes.
Online adoption in the Middle school along with the other sections of the institution has been at a break-neck speed. One thing is for sure, online education is growing and it is here to stay .Not only this, very soon hybrid classes are going to be introduced in grades 6-8 wherein both online and offline classes will be conducted, simultaneously.