Distance learning is here to stay: Shall we reorganize ourselves for the post-covid-19 world?

Gauhar Afshan, Aliya Ahmed
2020 Anaesthesia, Pain & Intensive Care  
Distance learning achieved academic recognition in 1892 when the first college level program was introduced. Later, due to rapid technological advancements in the late nineteenth century, the most prestigious institutions across the world introduced distance learning. The Covid-19 pandemic has expedited distance learning in the education landscape following a sudden closure of academic institutions and almost overnight, online delivery of courses was initiated at all levels of education. In the
more » ... f education. In the current scenario, distance learning is very likely to stay beyond the covid era, and authors envision a "hybrid" model of education with blended learning i.e. a combination of face-to-face and online teaching. The necessity to follow social distancing will force us to limit the class room activities as well as hands-on practical training sessions to a reduced number of students. It will require the void to be filled through distance learning education. Key words: Distance learning, Covid -19 pandemic, online courses, hybrid model, blended learning Citation: Afshan G, Ahmed A. Distance learning is here to stay: Shall we reorganize ourselves for the post-covid-19 world? Anaesth. pin intensive care 2020;24(5): Received: 27 September 2020, Reviewed: 30 September 2020, Accepted: 2 October 2020
doi:10.35975/apic.v24i5.1353 fatcat:r2ztcv3uzvf5tkverjz5etrxmm