The COVID-19 situation has impacted education and learning on all levels, from adult education to work-based learning. This crisis has delayed certification and frustrated exams. On the other hand, it provides a new opportunity for flexible learning solutions. With the right policies and online education programs, distance learning can become the new normal for students. Here are some of the key factors to consider when introducing a new distance learning program.
The role of parents and teachers in developing student attitudes is fundamental. Positive parental and teacher support and enthusiasm can promote learning in a child’s environment. A positive attitude is essential for optimizing online learning opportunities. Unfortunately, some families and teachers are unable to foster this positive attitude during this COVID-19 crisis. They lack time and digital skills, and may lack institutional guidelines. However, this problem will only increase if policymakers make changes to encourage and support digital learning.
The recent COVID-19 pandemic has affected schools all over the world. With more than 1.2 billion children out of classrooms, the educational system has been radically reshaped. While some people worry that the rapid shift to online learning will cause too much disruption, others plan to make e-learning part of their ‘new normal’ after achieving the initial benefits. And while distance learning is still a new and innovative approach to teaching, it will still require a significant investment and some research.