India has today emerged as one of the Top Destinations in the world for education. The way technology has transformed the manner students learn is remarkable. The widespread use of internet-connected gadgets has turned out to be the greatest aid in tech-enabled education.
While a number of the country’s educationist still prefer conventional education methods to be better than the ones aided by technology, it is interesting to see how kids are receiving flexible and non-intrusive education through the same devices that they use for streaming their favorite movies.
Here are some cutting-edge digital education trends which have enabled the growth of education technology in India. Take a look:
1. PERSONALISED AND ADAPTIVE LEARNING
The ‘one size fits all’ model is passé. Digital services like tech-enabled learning platforms and software have paved way for several new ways of modifying education.
Schools are providing laptops and tablets to facilitate personalized catering to every single student’s academic potential, learning pace and aptitude.
Through mobile applications created by the schools, students are managing their schedules, working on their assignments and practicing what they learn on the go. Personalized learning pedagogies are being adopted by Indian schools whole-heartedly, creating technologically-skilled students.
2. TWO-WAY CONVERSATIONS IN E-LEARNING
Traditional classroom setting doesn’t leave much room for the students to get individual attention. However, this was changed when a first generation entrepreneur the founder of Educomp Shantanu Prakash introduced the idea of ‘Smartclass’ through his venture Educomp Solutions.
Today, almost every private school in cities like Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore are equipped with Educomp Solutions Smartclass setup. The uniqueness of these smartclasses lies in the two-way conversation they enable inside a classroom.
The students gain a better understanding of complex concepts when they ‘see’ things on the interactive board, rather than gathering bits and pieces of information gathered listening to lectures. The experience is further enriched when they are able to raise questions and get their queries solved almost immediately.
3. OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
Commonly used in distance learning programs, open digital education resources consist of easy-to-access media for research, teaching and learning purposes. These resources are disseminated by the teachers among students, thus granting them unlimited access to courseware that might otherwise not be available indigenously.
These open resources also help create a flexible learning environment for individuals as well as classrooms, especially for complicated subjects like sciences and math.
However, free media resources are also available for atypical subjects like the languages and fine arts.
As different in nature as they are, these digital education trends working in synchronized manner to achieve a singular goal –evolution of the Indian education sector from conventional to modern and tech-enabled.
Mr Jagdeep Kaur
Education at the school level must focus on students’ ability to understand and apply concepts. Improved teacher training, curricula reform and more freedom to educators to experiment are crucial if India is to address the crisis in its education system. Improved learning at the school level will lead to more innovation and research in higher education institutions.
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I still remember when my school introduced Educomp smartclass. It was so good studying in such interactive environment. I believe every schoolkid deserves such nice studying environment.
As far as I know, Educomp Smartclass is the oldest and first digital education trend that completely changed education in India.
Now we have to agree with this statement that all things are digital now. In schools and university also students prefer to study in a digital way and thats really sounds interesting.
The learners of today are different and digital learning is key to students’ long-term success. There are various reasons why this may be the case.
Isn’t Shantanu Prakash the same person who started Educomp?
I would like to note that in 1998, during the dot com boom, Shantanu Prakash launched eCampus, and a year later, planetvidya.com. I guess the first move towards online education was when they launched ‘online tutoring’ in 2005.