Online classes in Nepal via Zoom, Are teachers ready?

On March 20, as Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli announced that all organisations would be closed as a preventive measure to curb the spread of novel coronavirus in Nepal excluding those offering essential services, all educational institutions have been prepared to shut down and start Online classes in Nepal.

One day after that, the government announced a nationwide lockdown and travelling “unless emergency” was restricted.

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The Bigger Picture

We had heard in the lockout a week earlier that the period would be extended. Also, the government has enforced another lockout week as expected. With the expansion now, an groundbreaking method for conducting their online courses is being established by numerous private educational organisations. Some divisions at Tribhuvan University and Kathmandu University have also announced that they are holding online classes during this period.

The online classes in Nepal were also offered during the past week. As teachers and students can be linked via Zoom video meeting software. While there would be no simple substitute to face-to-face contact, this has provided a wonderful chance for us to begin a new era of learning.

Currently, organizations are busy studying more about online teaching-learning, and suggest results to date indicate that community practices are more successful for online conducting. They think that driving and improving students, parents and learners alike to develop and advance digital literacy can be quite successful.

The changing days have altered the sense of technology for citizens in households that are also doing their research on it. Laptops and cell phones with a strong internet access have been more important than ever to remain connected; in teaching-learning, they are also significant.

This keeps onto their feet not just the students but also the instructors. Teachers believe the modern type of learning encourages the teachers to pay more care, so that’s great. One professor will have to monitor multiple students, many efforts are to be made by the professor to connect with the students, so that involves many dedicated communication.

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