Teaching face to face
Educational institutions in Mexico are currently based only on traditional methods of learning, that is, they follow the traditional set up of face-to-face lectures in a classroom. The sudden outbreak of a deadly disease called Covid-19 caused by a Corona Virus shook our educational plans. The WHO declared it as a pandemic. This situation challenged the education system and forced educators to shift to an online mode of teaching overnight.
In our case, we had no option to shift entirely to online teaching–learning. We have discontinued in-person teaching. It is uncertain to get back to normal teaching anytime soon. As social distancing is preeminent at this stage, this will have negative effects on learning opportunities. Educational units are struggling to find options to deal with this challenging situation.
This is a situation that demands humanity and unity. There is an urgent need to protect and save our students.
Several arguments are associated with e-learning. Accessibility, affordability, flexibility, learning pedagogy, life-long learning, and policy are some of the arguments related to online pedagogy.
In Mexico are many difficults to get an online education, starting for lack of equipments, internet signal and money to pay for that services.
We are facing two type crisis: one Sanitary and other Economic. We need two solutions.