Year: 2020 | Month: June | Volume 8 | Issue 1

Virtual Learning Environments and Realizing Right to Education in COVID-19 Situation

Shazia Mansoori


In the prevailing worldwide situation, the virtual learning environment has grown to be inseparable part of life. Covid- 19 has taken a grip of the globe, affecting every sector of the economy drastically. Education has also suffered a setback in the manner that all schools, colleges and universities have shut down due to the complete lockdown. However, social distancing, which is the new motto to stop the spread of the deadly virus, has created opportunities for virtual world. In addition to education, all other sectors of nation’s development have also utilized the avenues of ‘digitalisation’. Learning systems pertaining to school education, university education, etc. have also grown technologically. Teachers and students have refined their skills of virtual/ online learning to meet the educational needs. Be it a MOODLE course, or a class group meeting on video conference calls, or submitting assignments on Google Classroom, or taking online tests, or registration through google forms, or other numerous web tools, learning and associated formalities have become accessible and easier for all. The present article explores the prevalence, utility and challenges faced in the tremendous growth of virtual learning environments. The author has reviewed the scope of virtual learning and discussed the various practical ways by which learning remains unaffected, even in the present crisis of COVID- 19.

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