AN EMPIRICAL STUDY ON ONLINE TEACHING AND LEARNING IN HIGHER EDUCATION IN MAHARASHTRA
A paradigm shift has occurred in every facet of human existence as a consequence of the worldwide spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Overnight, every aspect of human existence underwent a profound shift, starting with the fundamentals. In a matter of a few short hours, phrases such as homestays, quarantine, and curfews enter common parlance. The education sector was similarly impacted, along with the rest of the economy's sectors. The pandemic caused Students' ability to learn, especially in higher education, to be impacted by the Coronavirus. There was no other choice than to go to learn by using available online lecture platforms. The survey aims to collect data on how students feel about these online courses. Recently, there has been a rise in the popularity of concepts like "online education," "virtual learning," and "online exams in the comfort of one's own home. Like any other learning method, online schooling has advantages and disadvantages. This article aims to shed light on many aspects of online learning. As a result of the pandemic, the newly implemented education policy revisions for the academic year 2020 have been met with significant problems. The Ministry of Education has been working toward changing the educational system by implementing several different reforms. Academics have researched to investigate the gaps and difficulties in online teaching and learning outcomes. This study paper focuses on the improvements that have resulted from using online instruction. There have been numerous advancements, and research that KPMG India just published indicates that the market for online education in Maharashtra is likely to have a phenomenal boom that is equivalent to an increase of eight times during the next three years.
Online Teaching, Online Learning, Higher Education, Survey, Online Exams, Online Education Market