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  • sangram

    August 10, 2021 at 12:12 AM

    In order to follow standard procedures and protocols laid by government and to keep the Covid-19 virus at bay we are restricted to stay at home and one can not miss on his/her work(employment), education, entertainment staying at home. Human beings have always been good at finding the way outs from the situations like this and they succeeded this time too, continuing their work, study with the help of internet. Work from home and online education do have their advantages and disadvantages which topic for separate debate. It’s fine for those who are currently working from home and things for them may seem like as they were earlier as a lot of people lost their jobs during the first wave and they never had an option to work from home even if they are asked to work from home they can not. Cause the work that can be done at home has a lot of exceptions for example a farmer can not do his farming activities using internet, a pilot can not fly his flight seating at home ( Hope we could do it in near future). And most of the working from home activities are the supportive activities of some actual ground work we need to understand that if that ground work does not exist their supportive activities will go extinct. This can be well explained with an interesting example suppose ‘A’ is an IT engineer he is mostly seating in font of computer or laptop working at his office which is well known E commerce site and now his company has allowed him to work from home without any cuts in his salary. ‘B’ is a customer wishing to buy some of the household items including grocery as he is restricted to stay at home owing to the strict lockdown measures in force in his city. ‘C’, ‘D’ and ‘E’ are the delivery persons of that company. So even as the Government and the Employer of these above mentioned people are concerned about every ones safety and health things are not the same for every one. Same is the case for the online education for those belong to privileged class they are not enjoying the facilities of online education even before Covid hit us and three is not even that much infrastructure in rural India to have access to online education. So in my opionion having online education and opportunity to work from home is cool and some may keep enjoying the comforts of it even after the defeat of Covid but things will automatically start getting normal after some time.

  • Rutul

    January 9, 2022 at 5:21 PM

    One of the most debatable topics of discussion in recent times is, Have we arrived at the virtual world of online education and work from home? Lots of people are agreed with this notion while there are some who express disagreement with this. This essay will discuss both stances before presenting my consensus.

    From the past few years, especially from the last 2 years when Covid-19 emerge as a pandemic, the traditional culture of work and education faced complete changeover. The long practiced working culture of work from the office and education in the classroom shifted to work from home and virtual online class culture. Due to this abrupt shift people all around the world faced major challenges for which they were not prepared. Parents had to have an individual cell phone/ laptop for each child, which put an extra financial burden on them. Many working professionals had to buy a stable internet connection and computer hardware for a high amount to ensure their job. Other than this, the very high demand for internet connectivity and smart device put challenges in front of industries to ensure the balance supply-demand in services.

    On the other hand, these changes led to various merits for the student and working professional. Students can learn more deeply through these online mediums and professionals can work from home in the comfortable environment of a home. This led to an important aspect of the recovery of the earth’s atmosphere, as the largest portion of transportation used for commuting to work came to a very low percentage. These enhance the quality of air and also improve the global warming condition as consumption of fossil fuel experienced the bottom level. Highest enhancement of virtual world experienced in the education system as the entire activity transfer to virtual medium. Right from admission to getting the degree moved to a virtual medium. More professionals would be able to enhance their professional expertise through various online courses and advances in their careers.

    It is apparent from the above point that both views have their own clarification which led to an altercation. I, however, agree with the notion that the virtual world is a reality and we must embrace it.

  • dipti

    January 19, 2022 at 4:14 AM

    The last two years of pandemic has shown the world tremendous shift in the way of work and education is being delivered. Initially it was thought to be cumbersome a majority of people have adjusted and enjoy to this new way of life.

    First of all we have been living in a virtual world since quite some time when we would socialise on Facebook and Instagram rather than enjoying the age old norm of meeting with people in parks, playground coffee or a beer. Many individuals preferred to connect with society from their electronic devices for example children nowadays rather play online or video games with friends instead of playing a game of football in open.

    Secondly when the pandemic struck the nations at whole were taken aback, work was moved to home office and schools to homeschooling. For instance in many Asian countries schools have still not resumed or even if they have children have been in school physically for only 2-3 months in 2 years time. We have increased our dependence on online grocery delivery and food delivery, these services were ramped up exponentially during this time. Multinational companies like Amazon, eBay and alibaba have made eye watering profits in these difficult times.

    To conclude I would like to say that though the pandemic pushed most of us to this virtual world of friends socialising it is our duty to weigh the pros and cons for ourselves and our children.

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