Aditi Gupta Kanpur India
Online Classes: A path to education or Business.
Few months ago, all of our elders including parents and educational authorities were teaching us the harmful effects of using phone. They used to tell us it can influence our nervous system, can cause headache, decreased attention, shortness of temper, sleep disorders and many other problems. They were never wrong but what happened now ? And especially to the educational authorities ? I've been in to a convent school and on one of the 6 days we used to get approximate an hour of lecture on harmful effects, harmful rays bla bla of mobile phones and other gadgets and Now those same people are asking students to attend online class, that too for more than 6 hours. I mean, are you okay ?
Do you still have the same feeling of care to your students or not ?
I'm not totally against the online class but wait, are they really studying in online class ? Are they really understanding what is being taught ? Or it is just the matter of fees ?
The class duration is 45 minutes, starting 10 minutes get wasted in wishing then network issue of teacher, anyhow they reconnect, now some of students start facing the network problem, this continues and class comes to the end. And yes, how can we forget the comment box. Do students really ask the doubts there ? They promote their various social networking accounts, youtube channels, they randomly chat there, they write comments on teacher and what not !
Let's talk about the parent's side, they've been spending a huge amount of money on their kids to provide them a secure future. They've been sacrificing all their wishes even needs. Approximate 1.5 lac rs. is the only study related expense of a kid per year, including school fee, tuition fee, stationary, vehicle charges etc. and sometimes the school authority ask as various charges, annual functions, fines and alot more. Now that their kids are not going to schools they're still paying the same amount of fees which include maintenance fee, security fee etc, Tell me why authority needs the maintenance fees now ? Security fees ? Lab and computer charges ? Then even after paying this much of amount to authorities, parents need to spend money on internet facilities and you know the cost of data. Regularly, we use 2 GB per day now that we have to study the class we need alot more data, just think. Some parent's earn their living daily and they really face difficulty in paying fee on time, how will their kids study ? Online class seems more like a business than a class, authorities are just concerned about fees.
Do students have got any super power now that they will not suffer any disease due to using phone for a long duration ? And teachers too.
And then too, that is not regular.
And moreover, they open more tabs and keep themselves busy in that. Although, I know it's for their good but it is taking them nowhere. I agree that they do not study properly in class too but atleast they do but what happens here is not hidden from anyone. Efforts of teachers are going totally in vain. Many of teachers were totally unaware of how to use these smartphone and various apps and now students are making fun of them in chats. This is going nowhere and this is a business. Actually, teachers and parents are suffering the most, authority is forcing teachers to teach and forcing parents to pay the fees where half of the amount makes no sense. And yes, let me ask one more thing, you're asking us to pay the total amount of fee that we used to pay earlier, tell me what maintenance fee, lab fee, computer charges are doing now ? What security you're giving to students now ? Either you should reduce the amount of fees and charge only the tuition fee, you should totally deducut the lab and computer charges, maintenance fee and also if you're taking any other fee than tuition fee you should pay for the data of students that's being used in class.