COVID-19: A Creative Destruction in the Education Sector of India

Anand Jha (Rustamji Institute of Technology, India), Nisha Jha (Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Limited, India), Kirti Raj Bhatele (Rustamji Institute of Technology, India), Sanjay Patsariya (Rustamji Institute of Technology, India), and Janki Sharan Pahariya (Rustamji Institute of Technology, India)
Copyright: © 2022 |Pages: 55
EISBN13: 9781668461884|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-9168-0.ch002
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The spread of coronavirus and the resulting lockdown has significantly disrupted every facet of human life including education. Educational institutions from elementary to tertiary level in India were shut. This unexpected move had created a huge gap within the education sector. In India, almost 32 crore learners stopped going to schools, colleges. Since change is inevitable, the education world reacted positively to all elicited challenges and ensured the continuity of teaching-learning by reinventing themselves and adopting to various online teaching tools. This chapter is a depiction of online teaching-learning adopted by educational institutions of India from elementary to tertiary level; hence, it addresses required essentialities, changes, government initiatives, digital revolution opportunities, issues in practical learning in online mode, Ed-Tech start-ups, challenges, and inequalities for the same in Indian context.
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