Online class and it’s Difficulties

Hello everyone, I hope you all are doing well and are safe out there. It’s been such a long time since I wrote any sort of blog or anything else for the website. Many things have changed since the last time I wrote the blog and I am very glad to be back here sharing my ideas, opinions, and my blogs with you all. During this time Got sick, Lost some family members, and also finally completed mine under graduation degree. Will keep sharing my life events in upcoming blogs too. But, I missed writing and communicating with you all. Hope to get connected with you all again ❤

This is the translated version of my recent Nepali article published in one of the online portals. Here’s the link to the original article. Hope you all like it. This is completely based on Nepal and its current situation due to the coronavirus.

Ma’am, I don’t like staying at home and reading through the online class! Neither do I get to talk to my friends, nor can I have some fun with them. It’s such a bore, so I don’t prefer an online class at all. One of my students shared what he felt. “No, I find online class much more fun and effective than physical class. Neither do I have to wake up early, nor I have to carry heavy bags to school. It’s so much more fun than physical school. One day my students of grade 5 were having their debate on whether online classes are fun or not.

I enjoy being around kids, so I always feel so distant and sad not being around them physically. But as my other student said, this has lessened up the traveling period and saved a lot of time and energy.

Covid-19 that started around the end of 2019 A.D. is still brutally affecting all parts of our country. In 2077 B.S., we had no other choice than to adapt to new technology and run our school online. Later after 3/4 months, we were able to run school physically yet again from the beginning of this year, we had to go back online and, now all teachers and students are inside the screen of the computer and mobile phones.

I recently finished my undergraduate degree. And due to my immense love for teaching, I started teaching children again. I taught before too, so I know the problems and advantages of physical classes and online classes. I don’t know if it’s due to a lack of understanding among parents or because they think one cannot learn anything from online teaching so, parents have not admitted their children for currently running online classes. Out of 30 students that attend physical classes, only around half of them attend the online class. And among all those who attend the class, they spend their entire time complaining that they can’t hear me or they can’t see what I am sharing. Whenever I get free time, I keep wondering that, I live in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, but still more than half of people who live in Kathmandu have no proper internet connection in their house. Where the rest of the world is operating its entire government through the internet, our country doesn’t even have a proper usable Internet facility throughout the capital city, let alone the entire country. So, even though we are running online classes in Nepal, the standard and quality is still questionable to date. There was a huge gap among the boarding and government schools of Nepal in comparison to the education provided, but now due to this compulsion of online classes, this gap seems to increase, creating an uncoverable gap for the future.

When I was teaching maths in grade 4 sometime back, we were discussing the solid shapes and I explained about pyramids and how we can find real pyramids in Egypt, and how there are mummies inside them. One of my students then asked me whether we can find Daddy too inside the pyramid just the way we find mummy there. We all laughed at that statement for a while and I opened youtube and shared a video with them about Egypt and pyramids which made them aware of the real scenario of pyramid and mummy. One of the biggest benefits of an online class is that we have an immense source of information and knowledge that we can pass on to the students through the use of the internet. Where we weren’t able to express much in physical classes before, now within a single click, we can find so much shareable information for the students.

But where there is a benefit of being able to explain things in a much better way, there is one disadvantage too. It’s that not all the topics are explainable through the online classes. Some lessons are much better explained physically than in online classes.

Likewise, Senior grade students are much more comfortable in using technology due to which they can operate their devices themselves. But juniors have not yet fully adapted to this technology, so they need their parent’s assistance every moment. So, For all those teachers that teach the junior classes, they have that extra pressure of making parents satisfied with their teaching skills. Due to this pressure, teachers are forced to work ten times harder than they did during the physical classes.

In the current situation, we have zero clues as to when this corona will end and when we will be able to breathe mask-free air. Just the way we take paracetamol for every minor body ache or headache, our government has no other possible solutions other than lockdown for controlling corona. Due to which, Even though parents want their child to learn through online classes, due to unemployment and no income, they are forced to choose their hunger and food over costly internet system.

Government has no other options looked up at rather than sticking to lockdown and there is a so trustable online education system too. Last year we were all of a sudden attack by the coronavirus, so we were unprepared and weren’t able to tackle it any other way. But during the entire year, the government didn’t come up with any ideas that could make living better amidst this chaos, rather was stuck in its dirty political games.
Maybe it was our stupidity to expect so much from such a shameless government.

The level of destruction that corona has made in the education system of Nepal is much lesser than the destruction made by government’s shameless attitude and it’s ruthless behavior towards it citizen. And this attitude is sure to make a big scar in the future of our country’s education system for quite a long time ahead.

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“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.”

Malcolm X

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36 thoughts on “Online class and it’s Difficulties

  1. Pingback: Online class and it’s Difficulties – Harisharanwrites

  2. This is so true 👍
    Online classes can provide plethora of information but it can never take place of physical classes!!! I can understand how teachers are under extreme pressure!!
    Glad to have you back di ❤❤❤

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  3. Hey, Anjali!
    Firstly, very nice post! Online classes are not it. They don’t provide children with the holistic development that physical classes, I really hope we return to normal.
    Secondly, I am hosting a blog party to celebrate 3 years of blogging and 1000 followers, and you are invited! The post will be live tomorrow (Sunday) at 8PM IST.
    Hope to see you there:)

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    • So sorry that I was again inactive and was unable to see your message up here. Thank you for appreciating my work and also inviting me to your party. I hope you had a great time. I really wish you all the best for your future and hope you achieve even more than what you have today ❤

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      • Hey:)
        Not an issue, I got a little busy this month as well. Thank you so much for your wishes and I wish you best of luck for life!
        And wait for it…..

        I nominated you for the Hustle Blogger Award💜

        Have an amazing day!


  4. Beautifully penned. Very very true. This is very true that online classes can’t take place of physical classes but they have helped me alot as student in pandemic but sure very hard for teachers. I love people with teacher as a profession coz there’s alot to learn from them. Hope the pandemic situation get better soon. Great that I found your blog its amazing 👏 😀

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    • Thank you for taking the time to appreciate this! I can understand what you said here, technology has helped us retain information online but has completely drained away our ability to retain it within ourselves.


  5. Thanks for sharing your experience with us. This is absolutely true!! I also completed my ug degree through online recently and I have a little brother who goes to online nursing school. It sucks and I can see the teacher’s perspective here too.
    Well written 👍🏻

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  6. I’ve had my share of experience with online classes to. It was a struggle at the beginning but I got used to it and over time learnt how to utilise it better, make it work. As you’ve said, it’s easier for adults than kids which is true. And it’s also a balance with its advantages such as access to a pool of information instantly but challenging on explaining and understanding certain concepts.

    It’s sad about the internet issues you have in Nepal. It’s a major setback especially during these covid times. We have similar challenges in my country

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  7. I teach undergraduates. Last year we were teaching online most of the year, and we just went back to teaching online again yesterday, after being face to face all year. I had to say goodbye to my students in the classroom morning, and see you online this afternoon – but only about half showed up. And schools have shut down as well, and trying to get my kids to go to their online classes while I’m teaching my own is almost impossible…
    Good luck with your teaching, it sounds like you’re a great teacher. ❤

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    • Thank you so much Kate for sharing your part of story. You sound like a great and loving teacher yourself. I recently completed my undergraduate degree too, so seeing so much love for your undergraduate students made me think about my own teachers. Thank you for taking out your time to visit my blog and show this love! It means a lot 💛

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