Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to education
4. Examine the gaps in the India’s online learning experience. Suggest measures to address the same. (250 words)
Reference: The Hindu
Why the question:
The article “The blank pages in India’s online learning experience” explains the challenges before India in online learning experience.
Key Demand of the question:
Discuss the issues related to India’s online learning experience.
Examine – When asked to ‘Examine’, we must look into the topic (content words) in detail, inspect it, investigate it and establish the key facts and issues related to the topic in question. While doing so we should explain why these facts and issues are important and their implications.
Structure of the answer:
Start with the current context of online education in the country.
Start by explaining the fact that the world is presently grappling with the adverse impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the social, economic and political spheres. India can be counted among those nations that have been impacted severely.
Analyse in detail how initiating a rapid transition to synchronized digital learning following the pandemic has many learnings for Indian education system.
Discuss challenges like – lack of realistic assessment, lack of reach in terms of technology penetration etc.
Explain what needs to be done.
Conclude with solutions.