A Debate That Pose a Greater Question
Education is the most common way of progressing forward and driving ethics, values, abilities, culture and awareness of a society as a whole. Education is a multi-way learning process based on teacher-student interaction, student-student interaction and collaboration. But post Covid-19 there is a paradigm shift towards the approach of attending education online in our room on our laptop or tablet screens, even exams are going more to online way. So, here arises a question whether Traditional way of education is better or Modern way of education should take over.
We discussed in detail about the same with the ‘top private university in Punjab’ none other than “RAYAT BAHRA UNIVERSITY”. Here are the points that highlight pros and cons between the traditional and modern ways of education.
- No Real Life Interaction: It is obvious we lose on human interaction without classrooms and we are experiencing virtual interaction based environment. However both have their importance as per the needs of time. It is because of virtual interaction that we all were able to witness continuity in education during difficult pandemic times.
- 24/7 Access: The most important key feature of modern day education is accessibility of study or research content, podcasts, assignments 24/7. This brought a lot on the table to the students as well as research scholars and teachers. But we can’t neglect the importance of face to face doubt clearing sessions, as continual network accessibility for successful video call connection is still a major issue in India.
- Work While You Learn: For working professionals it has opened new doors as they were not able to maintain a balance between classroom education and their work. Modern way of education has bridged this gap and allows the working professionals world-wide to carry out their educational goals effortlessly.UGC approved universities like “Rayat Bahra University” is providing education courses that caters to the demand and needs of such working professionals.
- Lack in Assessment: The point which gains more in favor of traditional way of education is assessment of student’s abilities and learning. It is easy to assess them through classroom education by means of laboratory examinations, practical experiments and viva-voce. Modern way of education has limited this factor to assignment assessment and online viva. This is creating a bias in judging a student’s abilities. Also digital divide is another area of concern that is creating more gaps.
So it is clear that “no size fits all” and we need to strive for a balance between traditional way and modern way of education. Both have their importance. So it is advisable by the ‘Best Private University in Chandigarh’ to choose schools and colleges that promotes and values both traditional and modern system of education.