COVID-19 AND THE TIDE OF DIGITIZATION

Qurratulayn Khan
Posted May 18, 2020 from Pakistan
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COVID-19 AND THE TIDE of Digitization

In a world suddenly fearful threat of touch, technology is getting a fresh look. Technology is not only answering queries and shopping, but also being used for smart home control and for a range of business, medical and educational applications which could see increased day by day.7

 

The pandemic is likely to provide "additional motivation and incentive for voice control in the home that will help drive awareness and adoption for a range of

Additional smart home devices and applications," resources

A Greengard said “he expects a wider range of business applications for voice technologies in response to health and safety matters”.

 

Educational support; all the teachers who found their head underwater having to brave the new tide of online learning soon began enjoying the new generation. Teaching from the comfort of one’s own bedroom isn’t such a bad thing after all. While digital teaching threw many of us out of our comfort zones, we seem to have found an alternative thrill in innovation and new experience. Personal lives have turned around in remarkable ways. Those who had a sedentary lifestyle are now taking recourse in plenty of sunshine, exercise and immunity-building nutrients. Parents of teenagers who did not see enough of their hyper-socializing children are getting time to engage with them again.

Many of parents need to get on the technological information to help their younger children navigate their new life of online classes.

Home learning support, parents have had to find ways to make the day constructive for their restless children. There is a massive amount of information on the internet for those looking for suggestions for activities in lockdown. From meditation and prayer, to organizing charity initiatives, reading, family board games, baking, cooking and knitting, the list of things to do at home is hugely exciting. Suddenly, it seems, we are all a team living a reality show in which we need to play different roles like, in which we are thrown into teams in our little family units, and we are learning to be more accommodating, considerate and morals. It has been a time of giving, sharing and appreciating each other, especially the parents who juggle between jobs and childcare, and the teachers who kept learning afloat.

 

As we walk through this uncertainty, we realize how interdependent we really are. We need to calm each other down in this Covid-19, we set up digital playdates for our children and, between all of that, we try to strengthen the immunity for those in the family who are at a higher risk. The pandemic has taken us back to the very basics of survival and for those looking closely, it has also taught us that, at the core of our being, we live to love and protect each another.  One thing is certain we have all realized our immense adaptability and capacity for new learning, our ability to rise to challenging.

                                                               

When the beast of this pandemic withdraws its teeth, and hopefully the time isn’t far, let’s hope we do not forget this interdependence that has kept us going.  We don’t need to wait for another pandemic to help cushion the struggling poor. We now know that timely institutional help and a ready infrastructure can save lives and it would help to start building that bridge. We need to work more in the field of digitization; the corona-virus has shown us what we need to learn and what we actually want, More than ever before, we need our teachers, researchers social workers, scientists and economists.

 

By

Qurratulayn Khan

She can be reached at [email protected]

May 18, 2020

This story was submitted in response to #SheTransformsTech.

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Jill Langhus
May 18
May 18

Hi Qurratulayn,

How are you and your family doing? Thanks for sharing this inspiring and uplifting take of COVID. I agree that our dependence on, and increase in demand, for more things to become technological is being fueled by COVID. I also think it has been a good time for reflection and realizing what's important, such as giving, sharing and appreciating, as you said. What have you found that you appreciate most in your life now?

I hope you have a good week!

Qurratulayn Khan
Jul 01
Jul 01

Hello Jill,
I'm doing good. Thank you
right its a good time for the reflection and realization, well
I found in this quarantine time the importance of Education, Understanding, love of family and about our actual needs for living.
love

Jill Langhus
Jul 01
Jul 01

Hello Dear,

Glad to hear it:-) You're welcome!

Yes! Awesome revelations.

Hope you have a good week, dear!

XX

Qurratulayn Khan
Jul 01
Jul 01

awww :)
pleasure and honor too
thanks you too dear :)

Jill Langhus
Jul 01
Jul 01

You're welcome, dear.
XX

Anita Shrestha
May 19
May 19

Thank you for sharing .

Qurratulayn Khan
Jul 01
Jul 01

welcome dear :)

Chi8629
May 20
May 20

Thank you for sharing .
Please stay safe .

Qurratulayn Khan
Jul 01
Jul 01

welcome dear
thank you
stay safe:)

Beth Lacey
May 21
May 21

This virus has certainly highlighted the value and the need for digital connection. We need to work to broaden access.

Qurratulayn Khan
Jul 01
Jul 01

I agree with you Lacey

Paulina Nayra
Jun 03
Jun 03

Dear Qurratulayn,
It’s a nice read because you focused on the positive effect brought by Covid 19. You’ve cited the many blessings in disguise in many fronts - family, education, skills building, among others Let’s hope that we keep the lessons we are learning from this pandemic which affirms that we are one humanity and the best thing we can do is to support each other.
Stay well and God bless.
Hugggs.

Qurratulayn Khan
Jul 01
Jul 01

Hey Paulina,
you always emit positive vibes, :)
thanks for your encouragement and I do agree with you we need to support each another.
stay Safe
love

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