Universities all across the world were compelled to close their campuses indefinitely due to the COVID-19 epidemic and to adapt their educational activities to online platforms.

While nations’ COVID-19 infection rates vary, more than 1.2 billion children in 186 countries are now affected by school cancellations as a result of the pandemic.

Since last year, the transition from attending classes in-person to sitting in front of your phone or laptop has come a long way.

The COVID-19 epidemic has compelled schools and education to undergo such a shift quickly and dramatically.

Students and adults have faced a variety of physical and psychological difficulties as a result of frequent online education and lack of outside contact.

Prolonged screen usage has been linked to an increase in vision issues as well as frequent headaches. In addition, anxiety and depression are on the rise as a result of house confinement, as are sleep problems.

Children who take online lessons at home are not required to be as professional as their peers in the classroom. As a result, their physical health is worsening in numerous ways.

Students’ ability to adjust to online education is sometimes hampered by psychological difficulties. Furthermore, not all students have the same level of access to and knowledge of digital technology. Although these inequities existed before the COVID-19 pandemic, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought this digital gap to light.

While faculty grapples with new ways of managing this sudden transition to online education, students are left clinging to their mobile phones and computer screens.

This is a new style of learning that many educational institutions have had to embrace. Online learning is currently used not just for academic purposes, but also for learning extracurricular activities for students.

The demand for online learning has increased substantially in recent months and will continue to do so in the future.

One of the main outcomes is that it encourages students to learn independently and at their own pace.  Moreover, the overall cost that we spent daily by going to schools and colleges, and the amount that we spent on canteen food etc can be reduced. We can also earn while attending classes. When we get free time, we can focus on our interests and look into more online jobs.

Online learning, like any other educational method, has its own set of benefits and drawbacks. Decoding and comprehending these benefits and drawbacks would aid schools and colleges in developing new ways to deliver lectures more efficiently and ensure that students have an uninterrupted learning experience.

Transitioning to an “online mode” has, however, been fraught with difficulties. Limited Internet access, lack of uninterrupted power supply, ill-equipped teachers, lack of a robust monitoring method, difficulties in maintaining a professional relationship between teacher and students in an online world, increased screen time are some of the issues that students, as well as teachers face.

Furthermore, as a result of the rapid movement away from the classroom in many areas of the world, the adoption of online learning will continue post-pandemic, and this transition will influence the global education industry.