How Online Video Content Is Paving Its Way During Coronavirus Outbreak

Live classes have the potential to take educational development to a new level and make education more accessible.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared novel coronavirus as a pandemic, mandating quarantine as a precaution for people across the world.  

The Government of India is following the same measure too. Schools, colleges and universities are declared closed in the country. As a result, students are missing out on regular classes and daily academic activities. Alongside the plethora of reasons that can cause learning gaps among students, novel coronavirus is a new addition. 

Video content  - a futuristic solution  

Video technology is the primary and fundamental resource of the emerging EdTech domain. Integration of videos has become an essential part of modern pedagogy. It promotes active and collaborative learning. Features such as wireless connectivity, interactivity and remote access help make education accessible anywhere, anytime. 21st-century learning is all about inspiring students to be independent learners. Video content plays an important role in promoting active learning and keeping students engaged throughout the learning process. 

Live video content - revolutionising education 

Students belonging to the K–12 sector, generally attend school for education. But have you ever thought about the impact of any crisis situation on education? For instance, schools will stay closed in India for the upcoming few weeks to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus. Parents too do not feel safe to send their child to school during such situations. This lockdown will have a negative impact on academic progression in general.  

Live video content is a futuristic approach to education that can mitigate learning gaps during crisis situations such as natural calamities and epidemics.  

Live lecture - to maintain continuity 

With schools being shut down for the upcoming weeks, educators are looking for solutions to ensure that learning doesn't stop for students. Keeping crisis situations in mind, Next Education India has come up with Live Lecture, a state-of-the-art solution to facilitate remote learning that will connect students and teachers, and ensure learning continues without any hindrance. The live lecture feature is tailored to the Next Learning Management System. It will help academic stakeholders to continue with education during not only the ongoing crisis but also any other natural calamity. If aided with mobile, computer or laptop, and a basic internet connection, students can attend classes from wherever they want.  

Benefits of live lecture 

1. It allows teachers to create a virtual and interactive classroom session. They can conduct live classes with all their students at the same time via the internet. 

2. Students get real-time notifications about the sessions and can revisit the recorded sessions as many times as they want. 

3. Teachers can take attendance as it shows a list of all the students who have joined the session. 

4. Learners can be provided with online assessments and extensive reports. With the help of those, the usefulness of sessions can be measured and thus, keep the process transparent. 

Live classes are not quite popular in India yet, especially when it comes to K–12 education. But these classes have the potential to take educational development to a new level and make education more accessible. As online video content helps academic stakeholders arrange classes remotely, this solution is making its place in the education sphere during the outbreak of coronavirus. Be it an epidemic or a natural disaster, online academic content can secure a better learning experience for the education sector in India. 

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