Case study on students access to online education

What online education when 56 per cent of children have no access to smartphones and internet?

Around 56 percent of Children were found to have no access to smartphones which have risen as fundamental devices for web based learning or online education during the coronavirus prompted lockdown, as indicated by a research that overviewed 42,831 students  at different school levels.

The case study 'Situation in the midst of COVID 19 – On ground Situations and Possible Solutions' was led by CHILD rights NGO Smile Foundation with a goal to find out how may students in india have access to smartphones and internet and how they can participate in online education system.

The discoveries of the case study demonstrated that 43.99 percent of studying Children approach smartphones and another 43.99 percent of them approach fundamental cell phones while 12.02 percent don't approach either smartphones or essential cell phones.

An aggregate of 56.01 percent kids were found to have no access to smartphones, the case study elaborated.

"Concerning TV, it was noticed that while 68.99 percent student approach TV, a significant piece of 31.01 percent doesn't. Thus proposing that utilizing cell phone intercessions for improving learning results isn't the main arrangement," case study elaborated.

At the primary section of education  (class 1 to 5) 19,576 Children were reviewed while at upper middle education level (class 6 to 8) 12,277 kids were overviewed. At high school education level  (class 9 to 10) 5,537 Children were overviewed  and at higher secondary education level (class 11 to 12) 3,216 kids were reviewed.

The case study on education led utilization of  two methodologies -first, via phone where in the case study members connected with the kids whose database they  previously had —and second was through community mobilization wherein case study members  went on grass-root level to find the data.
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The case study on education was conducted in 23 states, including Delhi, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, over a time of 12 days from April 16 to April 28.

The lockdown initiated by the COVID-19 pandemic in March insisted schools and universities to move to the virtual world for educating and learning exercises. However, many education experts say the digital divide in the country may turn online classes into an  educational  discrepancy.Recently we got news that some children committed suicide because they were not able to participate in online classes because they or their parents didn't have smartphones.

According to official data , there are over 35 crore students in the country and it isn't clear with respect to what number of students have access to smartphone and internet.

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