How online video content is paving its way during the coronavirus outbreak?

Beas DevRalhan, <br>CEO & Co-Founder, <br>Next Education India Pvt LtdThe World Health Organization (WHO) has declared COVID-19 as a pandemic and right now, the world is experiencing a massive disorder in terms of health, economy, education and safety altogether. Social distancing and self-quarantine have become precautions for people across the world.

The Government of India is following the same measure too. Schools, colleges and universities are declared closed in the country. As a result, students are missing out on regular classes and daily academic activities. Alongside the plethora of reasons that can cause learning gaps among students, novel coronavirus is a new addition.

Video content - A futuristic solution
Video technology is the primary and fundamental resource of the emerging EdTech domain. Integration of videos has become an essential part of modern pedagogy. It promotes active and collaborative learning. Features such as wireless connectivity, interactivity and remote access help make education accessible anywhere, anytime. 21st-century learning is all about inspiring students to be independent learners. Video content plays an important role in promoting active learning and keeping students engaged throughout the learning process.

Revolutionise education with Online Video Content
Students belonging to the K–12 sector, generally attend school for education. Previously Indian K-12 students were not very much familiar with online video conferences or long-distance classes. But have you ever thought about the impact of any crisis on education? For instance, schools will stay closed in India for the upcoming few weeks to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus.

Parents too do not feel safe to send their child to school during such situations. This lockdown will have a negative impact on academic progression in general. The regular educational flow can be severely hindered because of this lockdown.
Indian K–12 education sphere is gradually embracing the idea of online classes as it is the best possible solution in a crisis like the severe outbreak of novel coronavirus. If aided with a mobile, computer or laptop and a basic internet connection, students can attend classes from wherever they are. Moreover, the techniques to conduct online classes are simple and teachers can easily help learners with virtual and interactive classroom sessions.

As isolation has become the safest option right now, online classes are vastly accepted by the academic stakeholders to mitigate the learning gaps.

Live Lecture - To maintain continuity
With schools being shut down for the upcoming weeks, educators are looking for solutions to ensure that learning doesn't stop for students. Keeping crisis situations in mind, Next Education India Pvt Ltd has come up with Live Lecture, a state-of-the-art solution to facilitate remote learning that will connect students and teachers virtually, and ensure learning continues without any hindrance.

The Live Lecture feature is tailored to the Next Learning Management System. It will help academic stakeholders to continue with education during not only the ongoing crisis but also any other natural calamity.

Benefits of Live Lecture:
1. It allows teachers to create a virtual and interactive classroom session. They can conduct live classes with all their students at the same time via the internet.

2. Students get real-time notifications and can immediately join the live classes. This is not all, as the live lectures get automatically recorded and stored, students can revisit the recorded sessions as many times as they want.

3. Teachers can take attendance and can view the list of students present in the class instantly.

4. Lectures can be paused and resumed as per requirement and provide students with ample opportunity to ask questions and share their views.

5. Learners can be provided with online assessments and extensive reports. With the help of those, the usefulness of sessions can be measured which can keep the process transparent.

Live classes are not quite popular in India yet, especially when it comes to K–12 education. But these classes have the potential to take educational development to a new level and make education more accessible. During the outbreak of coronavirus, Live Lectures are becoming the only steady solution which can provide learners with uninterrupted learning.

As online video content helps academic stakeholders arrange classes remotely, this solution is making its place in the education sphere during the pandemic. Be it an epidemic or a natural disaster, online video content can secure a better learning experience for the education sector in India.