This project stresses that online education is a great equalizer. For the first time in the history of human civilization, technology has made it possible to do away with the biases and prejudices shadowing the education system. Online education is an approach towards education that defies all barriers of social status, gender, ethnicity, physical ability, cognitive ability, etc. The biggest advantage with the online education is that it gives the sidelined and the underprivileged sections of the society the virtual space where they can pursue their academic goals, while safeguarding their distinct though sometimes vulnerable personal identity. It is a student centric approach towards education that is pliable and adaptive and gives every student a chance to pursue education as per one’s abilities and resources. It does not require a student to be present at a particular place at a particular time. It also does not require a student to academically perform as per some straight jacketed standards and limitations of time and space.
This paper makes a conclusion that online education has once and for all shattered the hegemony of the traditional education system. One cannot say that online education will totally replace the conventional education system. Online education is a mode of instruction that is distinctly democratic in its scope and ramifications. ...Show more