In the digital education race, many are yet to start

Digital education
To tackle the shutdown, the government has emphasised the need to go with e-learning wherever possible and adopt learning through television and radio where internet was not available | Image - Eunice Dhivya

Meera Crasta (name changed), a class 9 student of a private English medium school in Bangalore, has a harrowing time every time she sits for online classes.

All her classes are available online on Doordarshan’s Youtube channel but they are in Kannada. The Tamil-origin girl who has limited knowledge of Kannada and has taken up studies in English medium, has a difficult time decoding the instructions.

Everyday, for a half-hour class, Crasta and her mother spend about one-and-a-half hours trying to understand the meaning of Kannada words using a dictionary or Google translator.

If one looks at the comment section of some of the videos, requests for English teaching are numerous. (screenshot). But there is no help from the school or the teacher, she says.

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