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As more students return to the classroom, what is the role of online learning apps

The last one and a half years, made the world take the ‘online world’ seriously. As the whole of India went into the strictest of lockdowns, offices and schools were forced to find online solutions. Schools slowly started adapting to different solutions like Zoom, Google Meet, or even professional school ed-tech solutions.

Now, as the nation is coming out of the lockdown and schools are reopening, do you wonder what role will these online class apps play in the future?

In this article, we will discuss six reasons why online learning is here to stay and how it can help in transforming the educational standards in India.

1. Better utilization of screen time of children

All parents complain about their children spending too much time on their phones. Every parent wants their children to utilize their free time wisely. Given the increasing amount of technology in our daily lives, it is impossible to restrain children from using screens completely. However, parents can ensure that the time their children spend using screens is as productive as possible.

Today a lot of educational mobile apps are available in the market. If these apps are user-friendly and include elements such as gamification, they will not even create any sort of academic pressure on children. Children will have both fun and education at the same time.

The LEAD Student App gamifies the entire learning experience, thus helping children learn in a fun way. For doing their daily studies or simply watching video lectures, students get points to keep them motivated. The ‘Parent Section’ also keeps parents updated about their child’s learning progress.

2. Learning at one’s own pace

Online class apps allow students to learn at their own pace without having any peer pressure. This can be a significant motivating factor for many children who sometimes find the regular classes too fast. This takes off a lot of pressure from children and allows them to better focus on their learning. Advanced learning technologies can also help in finding the exact strengths and weaknesses of students, thus allowing better remediation techniques.

The LEAD Student App enables children to watch not only live classes but also the recordings of the classes that they miss. Children can also explore the ‘Change Date’ option to rewatch classes in order to revise. This allows complete flexibility based on the child’s learning pace.

3. Systematic learning
Online class apps have well-organized content with a learning curve that can be customized. Even small topics, which can be taken for granted by teachers in a traditional classroom, are given their due importance in online apps. This especially helps children who are struggling with a particular subject matter. They learn every single concept and idea systematically which ensures better retention of concepts.

The repository of sequential pre-recorded lectures in the LEAD Student App allows students to study systematically in proper sequence.

4. Regular testing

Online class apps allow for regular testing and monitoring of progress. In fact, some learning apps do not allow students to access the next concept till they perform satisfactorily in the current concept. This ensures better conceptual clarity for every student.

In the LEAD Student App, children earn points on the leaderboard on finishing classes and quizzes on time. This demand to earn points and ascend higher on the leaderboard has shown a positive influence on students of LEAD Powered Schools. It has revived students’ competitive spirit as they accomplish an allotted task well before its deadline.

5. Portability
One of the biggest advantages of online class apps is that they can be used anywhere, anytime. They can be accessed on multiple platforms like laptops and phones. Students can even utilize their travel time better if they are using a learning app. This ensures that learning will not be confined to the classrooms alone, but rather will depend on the interest and time availability of the learner.

The LEAD Student App allows for the portability of the study material, thus ensuring uninterrupted learning for your child.

6. Parent monitoring
Most online class apps provide regular feedback to parents. Parents can monitor how much work the child has put in every day. Also, from constant test feedback, the parent is always aware of the competencies of their child. This can be very useful in setting realistic targets for children without overburdening them.

The ‘Parents Section’ in the LEAD app allows parents to check their child’s attendance and progress reports. We encourage them to understand where a child stands and how they can grow.

The digitization of classrooms was the transformation that our world needed. The education sector, which had temporarily come to a standstill, once again began running smoothly. LEAD has been a pioneer in welcoming this change with its own integrated system.

In summary, online class apps are an excellent source of learning for all students. Make sure the app you use is in tune with your child’s level and educational requirements. When used smartly, technology has the power to transform your child’s learning experience and derive better learning outcomes.

LEAD is using technology to transform school education in India. Enrol your child in a LEAD Powered School: Fill the admission form now

About the author

Siddharth is a Senior Content Executive in the Content Marketing Team at LEAD School. He is an alumnus of Delhi University and has been working as a Content Writer/Copywriter for the past 7 years in Ed-Tech and various other industries. He truly believes in LEAD's mission of providing excellent education and works tirelessly towards it, every day.

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