Trainers faced immense challenges as most were not tech-savvy
The acute shortage of trained faculty and good infrastructure forced many fashion institutes to close during the pandemic as they could not keep up with technology and offer world class education. Others switched from offline to online through global connections and trained faculty. Fibre2Fashion spoke to few heads of fashion institutes to evaluate how smooth their transition has been from offline to online mode of education.
Trainers faced immense challenges as most were not tech-savvy, did not have the space to conduct online classes without interruption. They are used to personal interactions with students in classrooms and were unprepared for virtual learning. Internet failure and students logging in erratically, besides nonavailability of demonstration material, are challenges. Creative fashion design and art are more practical-oriented subjects. The lectures/briefs given did not work with students for the lack of practical guidance and non-availability of stationery and art materials, sewing accessories, fabrics, etc. Students' interest and participation faded out and online classes became mentoring and professional based.
Published on: 14/07/2021
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