The coronavirus epidemic has forced all educational institutions to switch entirely to online teaching mode. The e-learning mode has become the backbone of the modern education sector. Many academic institutions that were previously reluctant to change their traditional approach to teaching have had no choice but to switch to online learning altogether. Online learning has grown in popularity amid covid as this covid pandemic has significantly affected the education sector globally. The online education system has become an important tool nowadays for imparting knowledge to students. However, various social media platforms such as video conferencing websites, Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Zoom app and many other tools are used effectively and efficiently by educators to provide education to their seated students. at home. Thanks to the technological advancements made by the various IT giants in terms of providing such social media platforms that connect teachers and students with just the click of a mouse.
But each form of technology comes with its own benefits and curses; it is how we use it that determines how and to what extent it can influence us. This is also the case with online learning, if used correctly it can be a blessing. It has also been widely observed that students become more and more dependent on computer machines as they barely use their minds and brains. Complete reliance on machines will make students lethargic and inefficient, as students nowadays no longer participate in extracurricular activities that would only have been possible in schools and colleges. Sitting all day at computers and using cell phones day in and day out will make students physically inactive and weak. Less physical activity and exercise will greatly affect a student’s mental and physical development. Someone has rightly said that “a healthy mind resides in a healthy body”, so being completely dependent on computers and mobiles will create a void in the child’s sanity and he will obviously not be able to. not enjoy the happy life. Therefore, maintaining a healthy balance between e-learning mode and physical exercise will only pave the way for a better future for the student.
Gole Gujral Jammu