Digitalising The Future Of Education
Making learnings more accessible and independent in India
In today’s time, technology is taking over every niche and corner. Though the idea of digitization is not new and existed before the Covid-19, it was at its nascent stage. The mandatory coronavirus pandemic guidelines like social distancing accelerated the whole digitization movement. The importance of digital education has peaked since the outbreak of Covid-19. At the same time, the introduction of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 to has also fostered digital and online educational modes. With the advent of digital India, the program has paved the way for the new addition of newer technologies
and curriculum development right from the elementary level of education so that our education process becomes equipped enough to overcome the modern-day requirements and challenges.
Education during Covid-19 and beyond
The Covid-19 pandemic had created a disruption of education systems in history, affecting nearly 1.6 billion learners in more than 190 countries and all continents. Across countries, the most common approach was digital instruction. According to a report from UNICEF, digital education was used by 42 per cent of countries for pre-primary education, 74 per cent of countries for primary education and 77 per cent of countries for upper secondary education.
The whole education system switched to digitization to develop an integrated solution. It fulfilled the educational needs of all students coming from various regions, schools and colleges. The new phases of online learning began by making use of advanced technologies like:
- AI LMS
- DIGITAL TEXTB
- Online ex
- On courses
In the post-pandemic era, the whole education process is progressing in leaps and bounds by integrating modern technologies into the digitization of education. Students of the 21st century are making use of the best of both the teaching methods – classroom learning and online learning. With the advent of digitization, we cannot ignore the significance of classroom learning. Both form of gaining knowledge makes our students industry-ready.
The initiation of ed-tech platforms in shaping the education
As the internet penetration is expected to reach 55 per cent of the Indian population by the end of 2025, many ed-tech platforms have emerged to make students enroll to online learning. Many of such platforms have collaborated with schools as well to offer learning management resources, including blended learning, 3D and DIY kits and AI-based experiential and interactive learning. The major aim of these startups is to provide an unparalleled experience to their patrons. Through such initiatives quality education is reaching small towns and villages and provide access to skilled teachers. A whopping Rs 38,350.65 crore has been allocated to the Ministry of Education for creating the right infrastructure, building an advanced curriculum and hiring skilled teachers. Even the policy makers are leaving no stone unturned to make education accessible through digital means for all school students, irrespective of their location, financial background, and internet and bandwidth connectivity. The tradition and monotonous rote-learning method was replaced with the research-based learning process so that students are aligned with the need of the industry.
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