Teaching and Learning in time of COVID-19
Education is fundamental in acquiring knowledge, values, skills, beliefs, and moral Habits. The quote rightly says: “Education is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students” ~ Solomon Ortiz.
This coronavirus pandemic has shut the schools across the world and has resulted in the rise of online education in which the teaching is done remotely on online platforms. This has led to a rise in the usage of online video conferencing tools, virtual tutoring, or online learning software in this pandemic.
Remote Learning – For the coming academic year, remote learning students enrolled will have the same course, and they will be accountable for daily assignments, courses, grading, projects, and assessment the same as them on campus.
How is the education sector responding to COVID-19?
As of 27 July 2020, approximately 1.725 billion learners are currently affected due to school closures in response to the pandemic. According to UNICEF monitoring, 106 countries are currently implementing nationwide closures and 55 are implementing local closures, impacting about 98.6 percent of the world’s student population.
Remote Learning –
Students are learning remotely by communicating with the instructor, attending classes remotely, watching lectures online via various video tools, participating in discussions via voice thread and online chats. Also, students are able to give quizzes online and submit the assessment.
Cybersecurity Loopholes –
The COVID-19 has key cybersecurity problems across the world. Scammers are firing tailored phishing cloud security and scams to hunt and prey on educational organizations. Hackers are also targeting educational portals and unemployment payments. Ransomware attacks are getting higher and smarter for targeting critical learning and teaching IT infrastructure and other related E-learning businesses as the remote work has also given them a new horizon for better transitioning and targeting fragile platforms.
Education communities in the USA had already significant security flaws. They sometimes lack funding and skilled key personnel to monitor 24/7 and improve cybersecurity defense checks.
Thus, many universities and schools make basic infrastructure system errors keeping old vulnerabilities uncompensated which in turn keeps a welcoming door open for serial hackers and scammers.
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It’s important to manage Cyber Risk for research and higher education, and helping schools and universities to network for responsive teaching is our main goal.
Security vigilance, diligence, and security hygiene should be put at priority. The faculty and staff should be given prime training with appropriate precautions and diligence to have a reduced cyber risk.
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