This essay was collectively designed in the VIP Lounge on 2-August-2020 Sunday by the students. Kudos to the teamwork!
Giving lectures in auditoriums to large numbers of students is an old way of teaching. With the technology available today there is no justification for it, and everything should be done online. To what extent do you agree or disagree? Give your own opinion.
There is a school of thought which advocates that physically delivering lectures to large audience is not viable anymore. With the advent of this techno-savvy era the world should be doing everything electronically. I do not whole-heartedly agree to this concept and feel that some parts of the lecture require a human presence.
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In today’s environment, it is more practical and cost-effective to teach online. Almost every aspect of education can be digitized and delivered. The students also have an edge while learning as they can learn from the best global teachers and access to universal educational resources. Apart from that in situations like pandemics and disruptions of daily life, online lecturing can be extremely relevant. Therefore, it is feasible that this mode of imparting education is very effective not only for the people who deliver but also for the pupils who attend these sessions.
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On the contrary, the traditional model of delivering lectures has its own charm. The teacher is physically present and mentoring is easy. A holistic approach can be taken by the teacher to teach as the bonding between teacher and student is much more. Some concepts which require a demonstration like dissecting a body or having hand-on experience in a carpentry shop cannot be delivered online. These minor areas which require experiments can be a major deterrent to complete digitization. So we cannot completely rule out this method which has been prevalent for eons.
From my perspective, it is not a wise thing to convert everything online and remove the human presence totally. A hybrid model can be evolved in which a speck of human factor is blended with digitization to bolster education.