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How The Performing Arts are being Transformed through E-learning

By October 21, 2021December 25th, 2021No Comments
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Ever since the pandemic began, there has been a resurgence in e-learning sites, providing all sorts of knowledge across various avenues. While e-learning in the EdTech sector was always prevalent, there has been a sudden, but steady rise in platforms that teach performing arts through the virtual medium.

Now, there are two sides to the argument – one, which speaks about how learning must be done in a real classroom setup. The old-school folks say that performing arts can only be taught face-to-face using repetitive training through drills and exercises.

On the other hand, there is a whole new school of thought that speaks about how e-learning is a perfectly effective way to gain knowledge of the performing arts. Experts substantiate their point by saying that e-learning enables universal access to any course – both geographically and demographically.

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While e-learning courses provide ease of access, they also facilitate the very essential feature that is required these days – “Self-Paced Learning”. By providing well-planned and scheduled drip-content, E-learning platforms are able to ensure that learners are able to maintain the regular practice needed to develop a skill as well as allow learners to have the convenience of learning and practicing at a time that suits them.

Furthermore, e-learning lets pupils interact even more with their principal tutor, as opposed to traditional learning, since traditional learning runs on strict timeslots, and tutors may not always be approachable for spending extra time on a particular pupil. However, since e-learning platforms run on their own time, there is a wide opportunity for tutors to spend some extra time answering doubts, questions, and inquiries. Instructor-led courses are ultra-efficient, with a wide variety of video-based lessons, assignments, and even gamified platforms in some cases, for interaction to take place through the virtual medium. This helps both a pupil and a tutor- a pupil gets to learn by getting extra clarity from tutors, and a tutor gets an opportunity to not just spread knowledge, but also gain a deeper understanding of the needs of the student.

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Performance arts have always been taught using archaic methods. On a stage, surrounded by various students, in large groups. E-learning does away with this hassle and lets a student practice in their own space. This has also led to a survey which states that over 60% of people with ADHD, Down Syndrome, and Autism have taken up performance arts in the past year because of the very fact that they are not subjected to overly large crowds, and can just practice in their own comfort zone. This has made a lot of parents immensely thankful to online educators as well, as their children are taking up performing arts with reduced levels of anxiety.

Most e-learning platforms offer certification for the time that a learner has invested and spent on the course. Certification ensures that not only is an individual motivated by a desire to achieve, they also have solid proof of all of their learnings, especially in the form of assessments and coursework.

E-learning harnesses the world wide web’s massive potential to help individuals learn performing arts, by sitting in their own space, and growing at their own pace. We at The Pallikoodam have witnessed the transformative power of e-learning. Our courses are tailored to suit our learner’s needs and we ensure that every single individual gets to interact with their tutor through live sessions, and recorded sessions, to ensure that the learning cycle is effective and interactive.

Truly new-age learning, you say? We think so too.

Srutilaya

Srutilaya Subiksha

Singer | Designer | Writer

I have multiple interests but music is a common thread that connects all of them. I'm an avid vinyl collector with varied music choices.

Srutilaya

Srutilaya Subiksha

Singer | Designer | Writer

I have multiple interests but music is a common thread that connects all of them. I'm an avid vinyl collector with varied music choices.