Online teaching is more like a ‘Robotic Surgery’
Corona brought the world to a standstill but it did not deter the learners and the passionate teachers who proved that ‘The show must go on’
Virtual teaching – not a joy ride but it opened new vistas. Old hands had to learn new tricks, there was an avalanche of information and learning that teachers had to master before they could face their young, and tech savvy learners.
Team spirit, perseverance and positive attitude helped us sail through. Online teaching is more like a ‘Robotic Surgery’ where there is expertise and precision but it lacks human touch and warmth. No teaching is complete without touching upon the soft skills. ‘Emotional Quotient’ is what helps us create global citizens who aim for the stars with feet firmly planted on mother earth. If online teaching was better, computers would have replaced teachers years ago.
This article appeared in
The Hans India online edition on 5th Sepember, 2021 https://www.thehansindia.com/featured/sunday-hans/it-is-important-to-get-students-attention-705003