Covid19 Lock Down period and Coaching Classes
Coaching classes and training institutes are based on concept where students are brought together and taught concepts and skills of common interest. But the whole bringing students together is not possible physically, so how do educational institutes, coaching classes survive during lock down period.
What we coaching classes must do is still bring students together, not physically but virtually using technology medium. Conduct lectures using technology, conduct exams using technology, conduct assignments using technology, share content using technology and conduct feedback using technology.
There is no replacement for physical classrooms and personal motivation to students. Faculty can impart love for the subject he is teaching in physical classroom. Emotional connect is also very strong in physical classroom study. But even without covid lockdown; technology implementation for training institutes and coaching classes has added immense value and contribution. Technology, Student management system and Learning Management System has played a huge role in automation, standardization, efficiency improvement in coaching classes and training institutes. Connecting to students beyond limited classroom hours, automating more academic activities, conducting and automating more assessments and evaluations, sharing content and tracking student progress has become very easy and scalable using the Student management system and Learning Management system.
During Physical distancing and covid lock down institutes which already had LMS implemented for their academics had a huge upper hand compared to institutes which were only dependent on classroom delivery.
Few institutes took initiatives during covid and started building their own LMS which was not present previously. Even small institutes and coaching classes realised the importance of technology and LMS for their academics. This was the main tool to reach out to students in implementing various academic activities, hand holding students and tracking their progress.
We urge every educator, coaching class and training institute to start implementing LMS for Online exams, Assignments , interactive Videos, presentation sharing, feedback conduction. These are basic tools that needs to be implemented to reach out to students in their house and evaluate them, teach them, and educate them.