Education during the current pandemic has been a major concern to the public. Children are being kept home from school, and some schools have closed their doors for weeks at a time due to fears of infection rates in classrooms.
Parents may not be able to take off work or find child care during this pandemic so they can stay with their children while they are sick. This could lead to financial challenges because of lost wages or having to pay for additional daycare services that come up unexpectedly when your kids get sick.
But in the academic world, this pandemic created a new opportunity for learning.
At the University of Washington, students are being encouraged to take notes on their computers and upload them in a Google Docs file shared with all other participants in the class.
This opportunity allows professors to give lectures remotely from home while still allowing students a chance to ask questions via chat or video if they need clarification about material covered during lecture time.
This ‘virtual classroom’ has allowed instructors to work with students that they might not have otherwise been able to in the past.
Another advantage of taking notes digitally is that it allows for a permanent record that can be accessed anytime if you become ill and need to take time off from schoolwork.
The benefits of education during the pandemic
Education is a crucial part of our society and gives us an opportunity to learn more about our world, ourselves, others around us, and much more.
Education aids children with their development by teaching them how to think critically and analytically when solving problems or answering questions that present themselves in everyday life.
Education also helps adults expand on what they already know and allows them to prepare for new career paths if necessary.
Did the pandemic affect the home assignments?
In general, the pandemic did not affect the home assignments in any way. But, the pandemic did affect students who became ill and needed to take time off from schoolwork.
This created a huge gap between the work that they missed and what was still assigned. For students who were ill, this meant many catching up to do to stay on track with their coursework.
A lot of students missed their deadlines for handing in assignments.
What is the solution?
There are a lot of different tools and services online.
For example, Rapidessays provide students with a quick and easy solution to their end-of-term worries, without the need for them to know how to write essays themselves.
The service aims to be available around the clock every day of the year to become an academic’s best friend during the period of this pandemic.
Tip for students during the pandemic
Schools are closed during the pandemic. Students should stay home for at least five days from school before returning to class, but they can still work on their assignments and projects from home.
The local library is a great place for students and faculty members to gather together in a safe environment where books, magazines, newspapers, and computers will be there for them.