Mandatorily distant learning was a novice area in the pre-COVID world where it was unimaginable to spend the school hours at home at the internet's mercy. Our project includes four issues that hinder students' learning capabilities like i) connectivity and speed of the internet; ii) financial constraints to procure electronic devices; iii) unfavorable learning environments; and iv) inability to perform scientific experiments. We aim to provide innovative solutions and suggestions for overcoming these issues. Our study finds that more than 70% of the world's countries have less than the world average internet speed of 9.1 MBPS. Solving such a problem requires collaboration between the state and capitalists to install massive cable infrastructure and focus on research and development for lighter and efficient systems. Financial constraints or limited access to electronic devices prevent low income and multiple-children families from attending classes online. We propose that organizations and local communities have to help the underprivileged by donating used laptops and other electronic devices. Social media and stress, along with family responsibilities and commitments, are not conducive to learning. The solution to the issue should be holistic, with efficient support systems involving the institutions and the peer groups. Finally, to compensate for science and engineering students who may lose their touch with their experimental setups, virtual experiment websites, or in-house virtual experiment areas should be provided. This solution requires the universities' involvement for quality checks of the online labs through timely assignments for assessing the students' progress rates.
National Chung Hsing University
National University of Singapore
University of Indonesia
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay