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Education in the time of Covid-19: How institutions and students are coping

Online education is not so easy as speaking into the microphone at one end, and connecting a laptop and listening in on the other; there are challenges faced at both ends of the spectrum

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Online education is conducted in two ways — either through recorded classes or via live online classes conducted as webinars

Sarah Farooqui New Delhi
Covid-19 has forced universities across India, and the world indeed, to suspend physical classrooms and shift to online classes. In India, while this transition has been smooth for most private universities, the public ones are still adapting. There have also been debates on the nature of classes, and the future of examination and evaluation — whether they could be conducted online or not.

While faculty grapples with new ways of managing this sudden transition to online education, students are left clinging on to their mobile phones and computer screens. If the lockdowns were to continue for some time, how would

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First Published: May 01 2020 | 9:00 AM IST

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