The Internet has conquered the hearts and minds of people across the globe, courtesy of COVID-19, when we all were cooked up in our homes. During that time, Internet consumption rose by 13% in India, breaking all the records. The future rate of Internet penetration is estimated to reach above 55 per cent by the end of 2025 in India with the Digitization of education being the biggest concern of the Indian government.
In the presence of Adversity, many e-learning portals have seen a boom with an increase in the number of learners enrolling themselves for online classes – Learning and making the most out of Pandemic. Seeing this, Universities and Colleges have started offering online learning classes to higher education students and hence, raising the bar globally.
Several Ed-Tech companies have started creative learning methods and resources like 3D, blended learning, and DIY kits with AI-based experiential and Interactive learning, to provide an unparallel experience.
Accent on Digitization
Understanding the importance of widespread education, the Indian government implemented a new National Education Policy (NEP) that highlights the significance of Digitization along with the application of technology in education.
It also converges on edtech for promoting education, particularly in rural areas. This was an important step for taking quality education across the country especially to the TIER 2 and TIER 3 villages and cities.
The government realised the power of technology and how fast it can reach small villages and towns with access to a quality teacher at one’s disposal. The Union Budget of 2021-22 allotted ₹93,224.31 crores to the Ministry of Education.
Connecting the Digital Gap
The change from the traditional education system to Online education brought forward the challenges and digital preparedness of schools and higher education institutions like colleges and universities.
The use of Digitalization is comparatively lower in schools than in higher education Institutions. The Union Budget bridges the digital gap between government and private schools. Digitization can make education accessible to all irrespective of geographical boundaries, financial background, and internet connectivity.
It is about time that the student’s measure of ability and knowledge be testing through mock test sessions and their analytics.
Creating the right foundation, hiring qualified teachers and building a fitting curriculum for every school is the way towards progress.
The best way to prepare a child for the future is by accessing her competencies and help her in analysing them as per the requirements of the industry. This is possible with the implementation of R&D in the space of Education, making it easily affordable to all across the country.
It’s time to say hello to creative and fun learning methods. Many Educational organizations like ISB, AIMA, Ashoka University, IIMs, Amity University, and Christ University have accepted their examination process online.
If these initiatives and methods are being used thoroughly and comprehensively then we will see change and growth with the most sophisticated educational system moulding the digital landscape of the nation.
E-learning is the future and will fashion ways to advance learning methods in ed-tech.
Latest Gadgets, Methodologies
With the use of the latest gadgets and tools in the education system, we can say goodbye to the shortage of teachers, the ratio of teacher-student, insufficient teaching resources, and the biggest problem of reaching a child due to geographical differences.
In the era of Digitization, Remote teaching will play a crucial role. The technology can be used to train and upgrade the skill levels of teachers and at the same time, it will create interactive digital media options for all.
It will be an easy tool to raise the standard of living.
Now, most exams are conducted online. The Digital platforms encourage online proctoring, customised assessments, and certification apart from enabling safe, scalable, and dependable remote exams.
These exams are conducted easily with other benefits like reduction in costs, time-saving, and wide geographical reach. It ensures the auto invigilation of each candidate through the severe restriction of content exposures and imitations.
The future will bring more wonderful changes. We will soon endure a myriad of opportunities arising out of digital education to allow the youth of India. Digitization will make impossible things happen.