June 15, 2019
Education sector is becoming more and more digital with the advent of tablets, mobiles and PCs etc. With this, old school blackboards, chalks, textbooks are fast becoming things of the past. Smart classrooms are replacing conventional theories and traditional classrooms. With the help of various tools for marking attendance to teaching, technology has made everyone's life more easy.
In this ever-changing dynamics of technological transformations, nothing seems constant. The education sector has adopted a personalized approach of learning by using machines, PCs and tablets for teaching, which has given a better experience in terms of up-skilling and making India smart. Modern tools of creativity like design lab (3D printer), creativity lab (STEAM), smart devices and digital cameras, online resources, like social media, blogs, virtual classrooms, video conference and podcasts, and latest infrastructure like ICT lab, wirefree internet, intranet, smart boards, interactive projectors collectively, all such advances will lead to profound changes in the way courses are taught and learned.
EdTech/Edutech is not only making learning affordable and available to the deepest roots of the country but has also triggered the upskilling and reskilling phenomena among students and professionals. Technology trends in both higher education and K-12 classrooms continue to transform and improve the traditional learning atmosphere. Combining traditional classroom instruction with modern technologies like Virtual Reality is an example of how the introduction of innovative technology can improve the learning experience and build new opportunities. With this remarkable change in the method of teaching, institutions and teachers have been the biggest beneficiaries in this new scenario.
According to education experts, major developments in education technology and technological inclination will assist shape teaching and learning in the near future. A little bit of future gazing proposes that emerging technologies that will impact education over the course of the next five years would be: cloud computing, mobile learning, e-learning, learning analytics, MOOCs, virtual and remote laboratories, and tablet computing, etc. Educational institutions are now taking a great step towards the advancement of the culture of innovation, foster environments that accelerate learning and creativity and to create the conditions for innovations to happen. The education sector is affirmatively accepting technologies to add value to the learning experiences of students. The young generation is smart enough to swim with the current trends and they are continuously on the learning curve, and in the future, this learning will surely continue.
Use of technology in education is one of those methods that will help improve the quality of education in India. The face of education is somehow shifted partly from books to eBooks. From books and study material to the method of teaching — everything is tending to go virtual with the help of latest technologies. Technology is not only changing the face of education but also altering the way the education is provided, making it faster and easier to grab.
Courtesy: Higher Education Review
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