As with any new challenge, remote learning via “ZOOM” platform has proved a learning curve – albeit a very quick one – with stumbling blocks along the way for all. Nonetheless, thanks to the commitment, enthusiasm, and determination of all, these challenges have been largely overcome. It is a testament to the Sarva Vidyalaya Kelavani Mandal’s investment in technology, commitment to training, and our staff’s adaptability and skills, that this unique way of learning has so quickly become the new normal.
The interactions, the emotions, the hopes, fears, and expectations will all be human; and one thing that studying Classics has taught me is that humanity does not change much. Our school values will continue to ring true, and to some extent become even more important, in this accelerated and expedite digital burst.
Feedback from BKS parents has been invaluable and right from the start we have listened to ways in which we can improve. The parents’ association has mentioned that…’ Bhavkunj school has demonstrated such a strong, cohesive and supportive approach to both students and parents throughout such a strenuous time.’ I acknowledge and appreciate that this is a huge team effort so an extended thanks to all the amazing teachers at BKS who must have worked day and night to manage their online classrooms. The virtual learning seems incredibly well organized and must have been very challenging to deliver in such a short time.”
Our teachers explained that pre-lockdown training sessions as part of the school’s preparation plans were incredible, as were the follow-up sessions they had with IT staff to help them get used to the technology, and uploading teaching material on Robust ERP System so that students would be able to access this as supportive study materials along with their online teaching.
As online learning continues, as in ‘normal’ times, we are devoted to ongoing reflection and repeatedly evaluating how we can enhance ourselves. Routine surveys of teachers, students, and parents have helped us bridge the gap.