Trend of online coaching catches fancy of students

AMRITSAR: Gone are the days when students rely on book for clearing their doubts, studies.

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Divya Sharma

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, June 20

Gone are the days when students rely on book for clearing their doubts, studies. The trend of online coaching, through learning applications, is catching the fancy of city students.

These self-learning applications such as Unacademy, BYJU’s, Meritnation among others offer course material of different subjects for various classes, competitive examination, live classes and other academic facilities. They are an easy source for students to enhance their learning abilities, clearing doubts, supplement course material a click away.

Delhi Public School principal Sangeeta Singh said, “Technology has entered in every sphere, including the education sector. The students are using these self-learning applications along with their regular studies. We are also all set to introduce online system in the school in which amount of learning in the class can be checked. The time is changing so is the learning style of the kids.”

Tanisha Sharma, a class XI student of non-medical stream, has been using Meritnation application with her regular studies to clear doubts. “I attend live session on this particular application. All doubts are cleared instantly. It helps me to make an extra effort with regular coaching,” she added.

Resham Sharma, a science teacher at DAV Public School, feels teachers must check the applications being used by their students and they are a form of extended classroom teaching.

She said, “There is an array of applications for kids. These applications have standardised syllabus. They are good with readymade answers. The school is also utilising snap homework, smart classroom services in the digital world. I have also downloaded a few applications being used by my students. I personally recommend them the official website of CBSE mobile applications. These are facilitating studies but cannot replace teachers or classroom teaching.”

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