The sudden spread of Covid-19 pandemic sparked off digitalisation of processes in a big way, across all sectors. Overnight, schools and universities too were forced to move to online classes, and many edu-tech platforms experienced a surge of interest among learners. Does e-learning simply mean moving to video-conferencing of classes? Can e-learning substitute for student engagement and mentoring that is so important for young learners? Also, in the Indian context, percentage of students who have access to e-learning tools needs to be sufficiently addressed.
These and more such issues are spotlighted in our July 1-15, 2020 Tatsat Communique. Covid-19 is here to stay. We need to actively move to looking for solutions.
Sumi Gupta, Director, Tatsat Foundation