04-21-2015, 04:41 PM
Technological innovations in the education sector overall limitations. Sanchayan Bhattacharjee reports of the benefits of digital learning.
Technology in various areas of policy formulation and implementation has benefited from the wealth of dividends. Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasis on digital India campaign looks to extend the technology across the country, better connected and India are much talked about population growth opportunities offered. As the field of education is crucial in this process, "Digital India" is to provide a solid foundation in this area.
"Flipped Classroom is a pedagogy that turns the learning process. The content is on the web and the students have seen before class. This makes the classroom interactive platform," says Sanjay Dhande, a former director of IIT-Kanpur. In addition, because the students are given the familiarity and affinity for technology, this method helps to reduce the monotony and to make learning more interesting.
According to Dhande, this model is dependent on a number of conditions, which is not always mandatory. These are media labs to record lectures in good time, and teachers who are comfortable with the technology.
"Translated from the models are successful in the classroom size is small and the student through the content before class. These parameters are difficult to achieve in India," he adds.
As mentioned Dhande, in order to browse the model to work, academic classrooms design must be modified substantially.
As if on cue, many private organizations are trying to investigate this technology to innovatively combining training arena. For example, the Smart Class, Educomp Solutions project seems to install the digital classrooms, the Board of Directors, which is involved in the training content.
"Today is a crowded classrooms and teachers are often mediocre. So students do not always understand things right," says Shantanu Prakash, Chairman, Educomp solutions.
As usual chalk and talk method instead of the digital plates, which are now all region of the country, that learning interesting content. Infrastructure in urban areas is relatively easy to set up, the Board of Directors measures to help these organizations in rural areas.
"We have partnered with many of the state governments to provide local language content. Instead, the Board of Directors, we often use the computer labs in the villages," Add to Prakash.
While the "Smart Class" facility requires an initial investment of Rs 1.35 lakh to the hardware, monthly content fee of Rs 2,500 per class per month.
Finally one of the main aims of education is to promote employment. Although much has been spoken Skill opening in India, this technology gap is the solution, which is only beginning to find a solid foundation now. Millions of workers across the country is not a forum for types of contract-based assessment and skills, to attract employers nationwide.
Aspiring minds of employability company works in partnership with the national skills Development Corporation (NSDC) to provide digital TV to assess skills in various fields and to allow employers throughout the country suitably qualified candidates.
"For example, we can prove Tea plantation workers in Tripura and to ensure that a potential employer in Mumbai, contact them work," says Jouko Tauno, COO, aspiring minds. Since this process is using the technology of large-scale corruption is easier to manage.
"In our country there are a lot of skilled people looking for jobs, and many organizations offer them. We only have a connection to both groups used efficiently forum" Add to Aggarwal.
The technology enables large-scale education and training will be problems. One problem is the preconceived notions. "In our country there is a lot more of the average of the population than we think. Recently, visiting the school Panipat, I noticed that all of the students to consume digital content," says Prakash.
He agrees that the rigid way of thinking has changed. "Some people do not understand the technology. We have a significant number of people in government and quasi-government agencies that rely on technology and do not tolerate change," he adds.
In addition, basic digital infrastructure improvements need to heal faster. A decent broadband connection throughout the length and breadth of the country would go a long reforming the education space digitally.
"We do not have enough schools in the country. If we can all school cloud content available to everyone, it would solve the problem to a great extent" Add to Prakash.
Despite the obstacles to digital training awards in the field of the merits of a larger initiative to academic institutions, government