The Coved-19 virus has turned the world upside down; all sectors, including education, have been severely affected, and the world is looking for new strategies to address the epidemic and its consequences.
Online educationand e-learningis now viewed by educational institutions as a window of hope. This has made efforts to integrate online education and the use of technical tools such as learning management systems (LMS) and online conference platforms such as Udemy, Educadium, CourseCraft and Skillshare, and are trying to come up with different ways to reach their students who are quarantined in their homes, towns and villages.
But skeptics and cynics have created myths about e-learning , which is why Indian educational expert Dr. Joseph Dorairaj (dean of the School of Foreign Languages at the Rural Gandigram Institute) tries to uncover these illusions in a recent article in The Hindu, referring to what he describes as “seven myths of online learning”, which lead societies to disrupt knowledge and share skills. Let us follow these myths according to the expert:
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Learning is like water and air, as the Dean of Arabic Literature Taha Hussein tells us, so life cannot be imagined without continuous learning, but after the corona epidemic and the social spacing it has become an alternative to going to schools, universities and different centers.
Everyone is wondering what this type of learning means, whether we’re going to be content with a wooden horse instead of the one we’ve been on the horizon, or whether we’re going to have a rich and different learning experience through electronic reality?!
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The corona epidemic crisis has prompted an all-out revolution in the concepts and mechanisms of education, which has imposed isolation and social spacing for all activities, including formal and free education institutions, and thus we will see the transformation of “distance education” from well-being to an urgent necessity, and a reality to which millions of students, teachers and administrators of education systems alike adapt.
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Veative Labs, the leading provider of immersive virtual learning solutions, has announced a global collaboration with Lenovo, the education technology giant, that will enable Lenovo customers to experiment with the full Veative range of 550 interactive STEM modules on Lenovo computers through lenovo’s new remote learning solution or on Lenovo VR devices with the new VR Classroom 2.0 solution.
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“Social divergence” has become imposed after the global threat of covid-19 epidemic, and therefore the need for alternatives to all our activities, primarily education, has increased after the closure of schools, universities and various centers؛ And the overwhelming spread of distance learning.
This is why Veative( AlMotahida Education Group Partner) has teamed up with Digi Technologies to offer the curriculum in an interactive and three-dimensional way, and what’s new in Veative Home Study is that you can now use the app without the need for a dedicated VR device within the virtual learning labs, once you use your traditional PC from your home! Through this website: covid.veative.com/
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History is above the whiteboard, the title of the lesson in the middle, the tree of elements and their varieties occupy every inch of them in different bright colors; the flag is fluttering, the bell is next to it, and the questions from the teacher are prompted by immediate reactions;and his passing between the rows to make sure that everything is well.
This elongated stereotype of schools around the world was absent as soon as March 2020;
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Distance learning has great benefits and has helped radically change the lives of many around you, an ongoing process that doesn’t stop at the end of college, which may include language learning or even cooking, drawing and exercise.
This learning not only refines your skills, makes the most of your free time during the current CORONA virus ban, relieves stress, but also a cause that can improve your practical and financial level, and gradually change your lifestyle, your perception of things and your relationships with the surroundings.
“Personal growth is essential to many psychological theories of long-term happiness,” says James Wallman
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When can we go to school? The future is still uncertain after the outbreak of the Coved-19 virus, which has been threatened by most countries around the world, has caused school closures and a “unparalleled” disruption of traditional education, according to the United Nations.
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Millions of parents around the world are now living the trauma of a serious outbreak of Covid-19 virus; to ensure their loved ones and keep their spirits up, arriving to deal with the sudden closure of schools and the transfer of education to “Home schooling”, which throws the ball in the parents’ playground in the first place. It forces them to adapt to dozens of challenges.
Let’s listen to meaningful ideas provided by education experts in safe transit for your student son and provide educational and emotional support to him; when he is ultimately isolated away from normal life and daytime activities..
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UNESCO has published a number of general indicators on the impact of the “Covid-19” virus on the disruption of study in the countries of the world, affecting 80% of the world’s students, about 1.37 billion students after the closure of their local schools and the forced isolation in Their homes fear the epidemic, prompting their governments to find solutions across the distance learning system and pushing young people, their families and teachers to adapt to it.
With 3 out of 4 students around the world missing learning due to the epidemic, nearly 60 million teachers from 138 countries meet outside their classrooms; UNESCO has considered an international coalition to support distance learning and share its experiences for more psychological, moral and technical adjustment of societies with that challenge in education.
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