17 June 2019 | Source: Oswaal Books Editorial Board | Join the Discussion
In the last decade, the education sector has witnessed a tremendous transformation. The biggest change has been brought by technology in the form of online learning. Traditionally, education in schools and college has been imparted in the brick and mortar classrooms and it is pretty much the same today. However, the advent of the internet, social media and smartphones have made it possible to access education even through online mediums.
Online learning or e-learning can be availed by students from the comfort of their home or any location. Hence, it is touted as the next big thing in education. Several institutes in India and across the world offer online classes, courses, and certifications to students. As far as K-12 learning is concerned, an increasing number of schools and book publishers are embedding online learning in textbooks and overall curriculum.
Here, Oswaal Books is sharing some of the major benefits of online learning for students:
More and Better Learning Options
Apart from the core curriculum, decided by the academic boards and available in textbooks, students are always on the lookout for additional guidance, question banks, worksheets, and sample question papers. E-learning opens several avenues for extra learning.
Every student has his or her own pace of learning. Some learn faster; some take time to grasp the same concept. Online education material gives students flexibility and freedom to learn at their own pace. They can spend more time on subjects that they find difficult even after school hours.
The school environment can get monotonous and stressful at times. Students need to interact with their peers other than classmates to get a broader view and different perspective on subjects. Online learning enables them to meet new friends, expand their social circle and participate in online discussions.
Another benefit of online learning is that students can appear for online tests as many as the time they want for any subject or topic at their convenience. The online tests generate results instantaneously unlike class tests, where they have to wait for a few days to a week for results. These tests give personalized performance analysis for students to know their weak and strong areas as well as state/all-India rank. Some online test series providers like Oswaal Books also provide a virtual tutor to help students prioritize concepts, chapters, topics, and questions. Moreover, these tests can be reattempted several times until students overcome their weak areas.
Video and Visual Learning
Online learning also entails an explanation of academic concepts through videos, mind maps and flowcharts. Such type of learning can increase the efficiency of revision for students.
The curated curriculum is a key trend that is emerging in the e-learning sector. It is necessary for students to broaden their knowledge horizons beyond textbooks and understand how the same academic concept can be interpreted and learned in different ways. Well-known publishers such as Oswaal Books have an in-house team of experts and academicians who curate the curriculum from best resources across CBSE, CCE, and State boards. Now Oswaal Books have introduced online learning material for class 9th and 10th.
Online learning is definitely the future of education. It makes students more involved in their studies with the flexibility to learn at their convenience and needs.
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