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.

 

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.

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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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Chi8629
May 18
May 18

Welcome back ,
Thank you for sharing .
Please stay safe .

Qurratulayn Khan
Jul 01
Jul 01

Hey,
thank you dear :)
love

Julie Desai
May 19
May 19

Thanks for sharing

Qurratulayn Khan
Jul 01
Jul 01

honor dear :)

Hello, Qurratulayn,

What a beautiful insight about our ability to adapt as humans. I love this, “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.”

Thank you for sharing this reflection with us. I hope you and your family are safe! Please keep encouraging and writing!

Qurratulayn Khan
Jul 01
Jul 01

Ehy Karen,
It's all about your love dear, that you see optimistic in this article.
thanks for encouragement.
stay safe with your family : )
love

JULITON
May 19
May 19

Its clear, and true tech is real, thanks

Qurratulayn Khan
Jul 01
Jul 01

Thanks JULITON :)

Anita Shrestha
May 19
May 19

Thank you for sharing .

Qurratulayn Khan
Jul 01
Jul 01

WELCOME

Yusha'u M. Abubakar
May 19
May 19

Thank you for sharing this insightful story

Qurratulayn Khan
Jul 01
Jul 01

Welcome
stay safe with your family :)

Sinyuy Geraldine
May 21
May 21

Hello Khan. Technology and the internet are gaining more attention especially during this Covid 19 pandemic. Even people who were not versed with technology and the internet and learning fast ways of communicating and learning via social media with the help of the internet.
Thanks for sharing.

Qurratulayn Khan
Jul 01
Jul 01

Hello Geraldine,
you are right time to time technology takes attention in every field of life, this is the need of time everyone learn it through various resources.
Regards

Vanora.Lee
May 22
May 22

Well said, stay hopeful is important too. Thanks for sharing.

Qurratulayn Khan
Jul 01
Jul 01

Hello,
Right Hope strengthen us
regards :)

Tamarack Verrall
May 24
May 24

Hi Qurratulayn,
You have found the positive in so many ways, and it is encouraging to read. I share with you the hope and trust that as we make our way through this pandemic, we will succeed in creating a more fair and loving global community that tends to the needs of everyone. You show some beautiful examples here.

Qurratulayn Khan
Jul 01
Jul 01

Hello :)
thank you
yes soon we will succeed in creating a more fair and loving global community that tends to the needs of everyone.
May God speed you.
Love

MUKABA ZAWADI
May 26
May 26

well said my dear, it is a good uniting, it is true that many parents must obtain technological information to help their young children navigate their new life of online courses.thanks for sharing

Qurratulayn Khan
Jul 01
Jul 01

HI,
Thank you dear
stay safe :)

MARTHA MADELEINE
May 26
May 26

welcome QURRATULAYN
thank you for sharing this great story with us

Qurratulayn Khan
Jul 01
Jul 01

Thank you for your love dear :)

Kabahenda
Jun 02
Jun 02

Hello Quarratulayn,

Thanks for reminding us of the centre stage that technology has taken in this period of COVID-19.

It has indeed been a learning experience and one that may change the way we do business in the future.

Digitization is here to stay. Thanks and all the best.

Qurratulayn Khan
Jul 01
Jul 01

Hi Kabahenda,
thank you for your encouragement.
Digitization is here to stay, so we need to spread awareness among the people those are new in it, because together we rise.
stay safe :) with your family

Oluwatoyin Olabisi
Jun 07
Jun 07

You said it right, we must not forget the struggling poor and the need to promote their needs.I believe our new future is now wrapped around Technology.For those of us from countries where a significant number of persons are excluded from technology, now is the time to canvass for their inclusion. I just followed you,please follow back.

Qurratulayn Khan
Jul 01
Jul 01

Hello Olabisi,
you are right our future is now wrapped around the technology
digitization is here to stay, so we need to spread awareness among the people those are new in it, because together we rise.
sure I definitively follow you dear
love