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| Published: May 25, 2020

Virtual learning: a space which transgresses conventional classrooms during lockdown

Anupreeta Chatterjee

Ph.D. Scholar, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.223/20200802

DOI: 10.25215/0802.223

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Education has the capacity to empower individuals and therefore, quality education should be imparted so that citizens are able to participate in the process of nation-building by engaging in activities which can help them to sustain themselves. bell hooks claimed that education can only be progressive if we are able to practice freedom by confronting feelings of loss and restore our integrity. Virtual learning is trying to integrate students during this covid-19 pandemic as students are facing anxieties related to their existence and identity. Thus, virtual learning is giving a new meaning to education and adding a new dimension to pedagogy wherein space is no more confined to a traditional classroom but it is helping students to cross boundaries while sitting at home. This transition of space has led to fundamental questions pertaining to accessibility, affordability, and quality of education. Through this article, I would try to get closer to evident reality so as to address the scope of virtual learning.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.223/20200802

10.25215/0802.223

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Published in   Annual Special Issue on COVID-19: A COMPILATION OF ITS IMPACT & SOLUTIONS