Global and Lokal Distance Education - GLOKALde April 2022, ISSN 2148-7278
Volume: 8 Number: 1, Article 3
EMERGENCY REMOTE TEACHING (ERT) FOR THE CONTINUATION OF EDUCATION DURING CAMPUS CLOSURE
The emergence of Coronavirus in 2019 and the subsequent declaration of the pandemic in 2020 brought life to a standstill. The schools, colleges, and universities being social and public places where our young generation attend for their education also had an impact. There is an attempt from all researchers to look into the emergency. This pandemic has affected all walks of life, including the field of education at all levels. However, the field functionaries like teaching, non-teaching staff, etc., worked hard and attempted to continue educational processes following all the protocols, procedures including social distancing as prescribed by various governments from time to time. Here, an attempt is made to understand the concept of Emergency Remote Teaching (ERT), which was an attempt to the continuation of Education during campus closure. In this connection, this article discusses ERT, and its differences with online education. The features, principles, and essential elements of ERT are also looked into along with challenges, action steps, and concerns for effective implementation of education at the field level.