Prakash Chhabra has been working as Executive Director with Sanskriti Group since 2012. He began his career with Syndicate Bank as a PO and rose to the level of Chief Manager and has thereon successfully risen by handling multidimensional assignments. Prakash Chhabra also worked as Circle Head, Delhi with a private sector bank. On joining an educational institution, he has been heading all the major functions in the education sector at various points in time. Before joining Sanskriti, he was associated with Tecnia Institute of Advanced Studies as a Professor and Director. He has a strong sense of business development and is a professional with a CFA and MBA (Finance) focused on Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities analysis from ICFAI.
During the time of the global pandemic, teachers, parents, and students made the largest pivot worldwide from face to face learning in brick and mortar colleges to online classrooms. While for professionals across industries, it has been an easier transition as many of them work on their laptops and smart devices even in the office. But students have had to make far bigger adjustments as learning has always been in classrooms which they can’t go to now. Besides, many of them may not be that well equipped with technology tools to avail of remote learning. Virtual classrooms and various online tools today allow us to make the engagement between the teacher and students as close to a real, in classroom-type experience, as possible. These tools can also make the teachers and parent meetings as well as staff/management meetings more time and cost-saving while providing the necessary interactivity.
Let’s start with analysing the key benefits of Virtual Learning which helps students to improve their skills for future growth.
Educational process becomes more flexible, especially in terms of time. Students are free to work at their own pace. Everyone can read the texts and watch the videos as many times as they need to understand the topic. Having permanent and free access to all the learning materials, students can easily align their studies with other plans, and it gets simpler for students to continue education even having a full-time internship or job.
Since learning can be done online, there is less need for books to learn the concept. The virtual learning system also facilitates a non-stop educational process as one can continue studies even on vacation, business trip or lying in bed with a cold. This makes high-quality education available for disabled people as well as for those living in remote areas or even on other continents.
More Learning Materials
Classrooms learning have a certain limit, but virtual learning goes beyond, students have plenty of options to understand one topic in multiple forms like video lecture, Powerpoint presentation, Short Notes, EBooks etc. During COVID, students can easily update their skills by virtual learning and keep their selves busy with some appropriate or meaningful work.
Block out Distractions
The virtual learning environment is friendly to experiments with formats of content and new approaches. It empowers educational roadmap with online tests and quizzes and videos. Make sure to avoid surfing the web excessively. It’s easy to become distracted by the news or your favourite celebrity gossip site. Stay focused, and avoids social platforms like FB, Twitter, and other social media tools when you need to concentrate on your studies.
Enhance Engagement on Online courses
This can be the best time to be enrolling yourself into an online course. The course might not be necessarily related to their academics, but there are is a wide variety of online courses available for practically anything nowadays. They can take up a new hobby or perfect an already existing one. This way, you can easily learn a new skill which might come in handy for your future job.
Make the Most of Technology
Virtual learning is not the perfect substitute for the classroom setting, but there is no better alternative for now. Learning should never stop, and technology is the best channel for that. There should also be some provision for clearing the doubts. Besides, students should utilise this time and learn life skills.