“I had the opportunity to conduct a session with one of the distinct schools a few days back. It was almost like a fresh breath of air to be able to conduct a session in offline mode after 18 long months!
After taking multiple online sessions throughout covid months, I realized that it was a real struggle for students to come up with new ideas and solutions or take ownership of their projects virtually. Peer to peer learning and the right learning environment were the key missing factors for such an instance.
During this particular offline session, I had divided the students into three groups and given them 2 hours to brainstorm and come up with unique ideas. To my surprise, each group had come up with extremely interesting ideas like a biodegradable sanitary pad, an organic farming toolkit and many more.
The energy in the room was electric. The enthusiasm and healthy competition among the students was quite a sight to witness. I could feel the entrepreneurial energy within each individual there, which to some extent was curbed in the online mode. The energy and learning environment mode which offline mode provides is unmatchable.
It is indeed true that the online mode has increased screen time and reduced our attention span, and has sadly made entrepreneurship training an additional learning instead of a must have skill.
While online learning has been a boon for most of us, given the circumstances I got to witness the immense power and potential of offline learning and interactions.”
– Pavan Allena, Founder and CEO of Metamorphosis Edu