E-Learning Education in India —

Due to COVID-19 pandemic worldwide, The Engineering colleges were closed since March,20220 and the students as well as faculty members were facing lot of problem because they were not able to interact in classroom. Engineering college have been hit hardest by the COVID-19 lockdown.Overnight, they were forced to consider a new medium, which had been supposedly only an experimental endeavor till then.Almost all faculty members were habitual to teach the theory subject to the students in the classroom and practical subject in the laboratory before lockdown.

Classroom teaching had gradually moved online. Without any preparation, Institutions were forced to go online due to lockdown and consequently, learn fast. Initially for online teaching we used zoom at Krishna Engineering College, Ghaziabad(India) but after some time all faculty members as well as students shifted to Microsoft teams. Faculty members were not expert or habitual of online teaching so there were lot of experiment going on as there was less experience in this area. In that period faculty members learned the online tools and understood how to use it effectively in the class.Faculty members juggling between various tools like allowing students electronically in the class, chat windows, watching online videos, or switching between various windows, or drawing on a separate digital pad or on-screen, became overwhelming for most faculty.

In the same way, students were also not expert in online tools. After some time they were comfortable in online mode and familiar to the online tools. However, the online mode teaching has the advantage the flexibility, along with the commuting time. There is negative point of online teaching is less interaction to the students and also faculty members were not able to evaluate the student’s performance in proper way.

Dr. Pramod Kumar