Online Education to the School Students of Kerala during Covid-19 Epidemic Period
Keywords:Online learning, Distance learning, Covid-19, School education, Victers Channel, KITE, Eight Principles of Online Teaching
To address the school closure triggered by the Covid-19 outbreak, Kerala, one of the states in India, began online classes for the school students under the public education system. The study addressed the question whether the schools under the public education system in Kerala have the facilities to shift the conventional classroom teaching to the online class. And also examined how far the online classes in Kerala contented with the John Cable and Clara Cheung’s eight principles of effective online teaching. Findings show that the online classes through the television channel fail to comply with the eight principles of effective online classes. Instead of asynchronous teaching through the television channel, the government needs to take initiative to impart interactive classes. The government should try to use the possibilities of a learning management system that will help to improve the teacher - student interactions.
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