[smc-discuss] WhatsApp and mental torture in school communities

Nandakumar Edamana nandakumar at nandakumar.co.in
Sat Jun 6 09:42:47 PDT 2020

On 06/06/20 6:38 pm, sankarshan wrote:
> The "shift to online" for education is now a wasteland of hasty
> choices and convenience around short term goals overcoming deploying
> durable and correct systems. Aside from WhatsApp for a medium of
> exchange of content - homework, assignments etc there are plentiful
> anecdotes of schools asking parents to open up a specific pattern
> based email accounts (preferably GMail) which is proposed as an
> alternative if smartphones and such are unavailable. Ad-hoc decisions
> in school committees often driven by the pressure to be seen as doing
> something that is modern is a good enough way to start with the part
> of bad decisions.
Thanks for the reply. The worst part is, they (the authorities) know
these are experimental, and still they enforce.

Nandakumar Edamana

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