E-learning and digitisation in Indian schools

Science & Technology

Harshil Gala

With the rapid growth in internet connectivity has been an important catalyst for e-learning. In today’s world the development of Internet, mobile phones, mobile apps, tablets, laptops, and other modern devices, things are becoming more and more digitalized. The education system in India’s has become modernized to a great extent. Digital education is making its way into the education system of India and replacing the traditional classroom training.

In India, the way of learning has changed the face of education over decades. In next 2 decades digital technologies will play an instrumental role in how India will educate has become enormous. However, this zone is still at an inaugural stage and fragmented in India. To create an awareness regarding the digital classrooms across the country, it needs to popularise the culture of Digital learning culture across the nation. Secondly, it’s also important to generate multiple avenues for learners to adapt to the technology and its usage and last building a digital ecosystem that is scalable, low-cost and reusable.

Digital learning is a pervasive, and affects the access, analysis and dissemination of knowledge. In today’s world learning without the use of technology is as similar as learning to dive without water. So for empowering education through technology it’s important to introduce such ed-tech tools which can solve the problems of mass reach, quality and relevant education, keeping such limitations in our mind, it’s also necessary to implement the new digitised learning tools in rural as well as metro cities. Digital education helps to develop the skills in a particular subject domain, we can say it will be more like teachers will be available via virtual classrooms, thereby plugging the problem of unwillingness in educationists to be physically present in many such areas.

The primary aim of digital technology is to gradually develop students learning and upgrading the soft skills regarding the computer literary in a bid to enrich rural digital education through own human resources.

E-learning solutions comprise the latest syllabus taught by eminent academicians as well as industry leaders via virtual classrooms.

Digital education today is no longer limited to the four walls of a classroom. It has made learning attainable and providing easy access everywhere and every time. It’s been more convenient for students to use digital learning as a ‘flipped classroom’ adding considerable value to the manner in which education is imparted. On running trends in digital education student are involved by practicing, experiencing, sharing things and gaining knowledge in a collaborative environment.

To create a centric that breeds immersive learning environment, edu-tech have change the whole idea of teaching and learning method, like a talk-n-chalk classroom is being replaced by interactive whiteboard with projectors and speakers. The survey says numbers of institutions are taking steps to adopt the digital approach to learning. As per the current trends, the perspective towards learning have now switched to smart learning classes. In order to spread awareness amongst students & teaching fraternity and parents about the marvel of digital space. It’s very important   to support e-learning, by making the availability of mobile devices like tablets and smartphones for students.

There is a need to have bigger vision of enabling technology to help students learn better and teachers to teach better, so that it results in positive learning in India. However, solutions to hurdles like affordability, mode of delivery, accessibility and content are expendable. Through technology it’s now possible to bring digital classrooms in schools with efficiencies and transparency by the help of students, teachers, stakeholders, parents and administrators.

Technology has made possible for teachers to reach the full classrooms through digital screens, enabling each child to get the same base content. Each students get equal exposure to world –class education, which might have not just available in a chalk and talk approach.   In Today’s fast developing field, due to hi-tech network and multimedia, the education sector has emerged. There is an extensive change in teaching and learning methods styles due to the use of technology in education. The classrooms have become more comfortable and welcoming to students by digital learning environment.

The author is Director, eSense Learning Pvt Ltd

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