There are many options for an online education platform. There are specific platforms like Moodle, Blackboard etc to forum software like Vanilla, Discourse, Flarum etc. All of these works on mobile as well as PC.
Do you think it is good that the schools should continue to use online resources and platforms for education even if they have other options ?
It depends greatly on the internet penetration. If students have the means to learn online, why not ?
Students need to have a proper device to use, a good internet connection and some private space.
Yes. In some places, only grown-ups have devices suitable enough for e-learning platforms. If it includes videos, you need a good connection for streaming HD content.
Discourse is offering 3 months free for educational institutions. That is through their hosted plan.
Abhi you need a good connection for streaming HD content.
Some of the mobile connections are not even good for SD streaming. That is why Google is pushing AMP and similar tools.
Abhi through their hosted plan.
It is very expensive once the trial period is over. It is like those managed server plans. Unless the school has a very decent budget, they will choke financially.
It is really hard to explain without HD streaming. Or they can do PDFs. Paper textbook into electronic form.
There can be hotspots and option to download videos into the device. But low end devices have less internal storage space.
Once it is regular school time, they can download using school WiFi and then watch it at home. A lot of apps offer in-app downloading, like YouTube.