Content Curation And Technology Solutions Like LMS For The Indian Education System

Content curation and edtech solutions such as learning management systems (LMS) have streamlined education and paved the path for a new era of learning in India.

In this past decade, we’ve witnessed a massive shift in the way teaching and learning takes place in India. For ages, physical textbooks and libraries have been the only source of education and development. As such, finding new content to research, study and learn from was limited to a small pool of methodologies.

In today’s world, with the advancement of educational technology (edtech), academic institutions are striving to find the right assembly of students, faculties, procedures and systems to optimise their learning programmes. The Indian edtech sector holds tremendous potential with over 4,000 startups working to democratise learning in the country. Content curation and edtech solutions such as learning management systems (LMS) have streamlined education and paved the path for a new era of learning in India.

Content curation as a relevant educational tool

To put it simply, content curation is the process of gleaning through content and presenting it in a succinct way around a specific topic. Unlike the conventional, long-winded process of searching through a multitude of books and texts for the right resource, content curation allows for instantaneous access to deep insights.

Notably, content curation isn’t so much about creating new resources but instead more so about aggregating and filtering information and presenting it in the most digestible way possible. Content curation tools can be utilised in India’s education system, to collect and share relevant academic resources with students, mobilise learning, encourage student participation and collaboration as well as stoke conversation about current events.

Content curation enhanced with a centralised LMS

According to a report by RedSeer and Omidyar Network India, India's edtech market will touch $3.5B by 2022, and a large proportion of that is due to the projected growth of LMS. As education went online in the wake of the pandemic, it was evident that with the right technology infrastructure such as a centralised LMS, it is possible for even K-12 education to be seamlessly delivered online.

Many learning management systems are a cloud-based technology that helps manage the creation, curation and delivery of content, largely used in the academic domain. Using a centralised LMS enables institutions to effectively develop a highly streamlined and successful learning course.

Leveraging data analytics to curate optimal content

Data analytics can also be utilised to drive feedback to institutions on the effectiveness of their content structure and plan. As such, faculties will be able to continually improve their resource curation and deliver quality education that works. This allows not only for more effective learning but also effective teaching, across institutions.

In short, the rise of edtech tools such as content curation, data analytics and a centralised LMS have carved a watershed moment for the Indian education sector. If utilised well together, they could potentially transform the state of education in the country.

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