The world is going through a grave crisis at the hands of the COVID19 pandemic. It has disrupted all aspects of our lives and countries across the world have had to go on lockdown mode on various levels. As the outbreak has found its feet in India, our lives have changed dramatically, being the world’s second-most populous country, and we are grappling with how to go on with our lives.
Schools and Colleges have been shut and the country is going through the process of rethinking education for a challenging time. Leading the way, we at Grand Columbus International School sat down with our team and etched out a plan to take education online for the foreseeable future, while we’re all staying at our homes in isolation.
This serves multiple purposes – it ensures we protect ourselves and others from infection by staying within the safety of our homes; it goes a long way in making sure that students aren’t missing out on their academic pursuits and studies.
For past couple of years, meeting the challenges of the changing world and staying a step ahead has been an integral part of our vision and we have been developing and upgrading an IT driven ecosystem which harnesses the latest technology available to deliver the best possible education to the leaders of the next generation and equip them with the tools to take the nation and the world forward as aware and conscientious global citizens.
Our preparedness has resulted in a quick response to the current situation and we have become the first school in Faridabad to launch the online education programme. We sincerely hope other schools catch the momentum and go online soon as the times call for it.
There are some major advantages of online education that we need to pay attention to. It is an extremely flexible model for students and teachers. It allows for optimum instructor-student interaction and makes room for individual attention. It promotes accountability among all participants and encourages active participation of the students. Students have access to Subject Experts at all times and they get to learn at their own pace.
Online classes for all subjects can provide the students with a wide range of opportunities. However, it can be achieved only through support and communication between administrators, teachers, parents and students. Hence, we need your support to make sure our children don’t lose out on their future because the present is a challenging time.