The Covid-19 pandemic had already turned common school rooms into digital lecture rooms and now libraries, too, have moved on-line for a number of metropolis schools. College students, who would flock libraries for reference books earlier than exams, are being supplied with entry to e-libraries, e-books and in some circumstances, academics are even sharing reference materials and notes on-line.
“Our on-line courses have been operating very easily and academics have ensured college students have all vital reference books in e-book model for straightforward accessibility,” mentioned Sobhana Vasudevan, principal RA Podar School, Matunga, including that academics at their faculty have additionally shaped teams of scholars to make sure reference notes are shared among the many class.
“In case of non-availability of an e-version of any e-book, academics share prints of vital notes to make sure college students should not at loss,” mentioned Vasudevan.
The idea of topic textbooks is frequent for conventional programs within the science, commerce and humanities stream. Nevertheless, college students of unaided or self-financed programs closely rely upon reference books as research materials.
Most schools observe the College of Mumbai prescribed curriculum and reference books talked about by the Board of Research (BoS), making it handy for college kids to search out research materials in libraries.
“Yearly, the train of placing notes collectively for sure matters is marked as assignments for college kids with the intention to encourage them to learn extra. This 12 months, most academics ensured the reference materials is posted in digital school rooms, in order that college students don’t battle for notes earlier than exams,” mentioned co-ordinator for the Bachelor in Mass Media (BMM) course at a suburban faculty.
What has additionally helped is that a number of schools, over the previous few years, have already set-up their e-libraries to make sure straightforward accessibility of books for college kids and employees.
“Our college students have the benefit of referring to any e-book from our library on-line, and this has been very advantageous throughout your entire semester for each college students and academics. Sharing notes for each topic turned simpler and we’ve additionally been conducting our semester exams easily,” mentioned Parag Ajgaonkar, principal of N M School, Vile Parle.
College students, too, have shaped their very own teams on social media and are sharing notes amongst themselves. “My buddy and I discovered a few BCom in Banking and Insurance coverage (BBI) college students’ group on Fb, the place college students from a number of schools share notes of various topics given to them by their respective academics. This fashion we have now managed to amass a variety of notes and be higher ready for exams,” mentioned Yash Dedhia, a second-year pupil at Wilson School.