“We need to bring learning to people instead of people to learning,” said Elliot Massie. These words hit differently as our society is inclining towards a flourishing distance-learning education system. However, another group of society opines that no other education system can take place of classroom education. I agree to huge extent with online education but I disagree to some extent.
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“Change” is the most prominent factor responsible for growth with time, so in the education sector “the art of learning” also needs to be evolved through technology and digitalization. Distance education was a revolution in the education system with the purpose to remove location restrictions for accessing effective education throughout the world at one’s convenience at any time. It made the delivery of education not only flexible but also cost-effective at the same time. In present times, digital learning is helping cut the cost of travel to university or college. The online learning material saves the cost of books. Especially, during the Covid-19 outbreak, when the lockdown happened, distance learning significantly assured knowledge accessible to students across the world at the global level. From children to elders, all dived into learning the technology medium like Zoom, Google Classroom, and Microsoft meeting apps over Smartphones and laptops to keep the cycle of the academic learning model in continuation.
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One can undeniably agree with the popularity of distance learning effectiveness flexibility, and accessibility. But an atmosphere of traditional learning involving interaction with a teacher and socialization of students amongst themselves cannot be abandoned and has paramount importance for academic learning.
Hence, a blend of online and classroom learning approaches should be followed to make the unique benefits harnessed by learners. It will enhance the future of personalized learning. As Jiddu Krishna murti says “There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish your education. The whole life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning.”
Incline – to tend to think or behave in a particular way; to make somebody do this
Flourish – to develop quickly and be successful
Prominent – important
Evolve – to develop gradually
Undeniable – true or certain; that cannot be denied
Paramount – more important than anything else
Blend – to produce something by mixing different types together
Enhance – to increase or further improve the good quality, value or status of somebody/something