From rote learning to experiencing concepts practically that aid quick grasping, all due to an amalgamation of innovative ideas meeting technology, is a propitious start India has witnessed.
Education and India
India is taking serious steps in her capacity to execute sustainable development goals. When it comes to education, sustainable development goal 4 guides to inclusive and equitable quality education for all and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. It also includes equal access to opportunities for everyone for technical and vocational knowledge.
Like any other country, India also had faced and still facing its share of challenges in the education sector. But with time, the way of tackling such problems has changed. Back in the day, most work was done manually and needed more manpower for mechanical work. Today, we employ technology particularised to perform the function we would assign. So, that saves us time to improve our skills and perform functions of a higher order. Grabbing this opportunity, we can invest in enhancing human capital with the help of technology and innovation. The first step should be educating them. It enables self-reliance, with enhanced skill sets, it boosts economic growth and helps improve the quality of people’s life by offering them better livelihood opportunities.
New age transformation
In the field of education, India has seen a transformation driven by tech and innovation. India had witnessed those days when students were sent over to gurus in ashramas, and such a system existed for years. In true sense, it can be seen as a wholesome learning model. Later came the classroom based learning, which is still in place, but along with that, many other forms of teaching and educating yourself has been developed. For instance, with new emerging ideas and innovations, technology gifted us the concept of distance learning which is a web based learning system that does not require students to attend school. The lectures are broadcast or lessons conducted by correspondence. Students who have hurdles attending school or are helping the family with earning a living can join such programmes, and they do not need to drop out, they will not miss out on anything. This enables students hailing from any region to get access to education and be at par with their peers and with some degree or diploma, they can raise their chances to get employed at a better place that offers them a better standard of living and high job satisfaction. This was just to give you an example. There are many such online platforms catering to the changing needs of students. They serve interesting and engaging content. They generate entrepreneurship opportunities for them. In the edutech industry, India is experiencing a paradigm shift with the digital revolution. Well, in the case of India, especially post Jio, access to the internet has become cheap; also, the number of smartphone users is increasing day by day, and online education is relatively less expensive, etc. has contributed to leading the tech and innovation guided e-learning sector to grow at 25% a year. The market for digital learning is enormous in India. With Information and Communication Technologies classrooms, developments in Machine learning, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, students are at an advantage as they understand and learn better. Such a scenario is better than rote learning.