From Contemporary Blackboards to Digital Classroom, a Flight into Virtual World of Learning





BY Atul Srivastava Jul 09 2018

Albert Einstein once said, “Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.” Initiatives like Digital India are a key corollary to changing the educational landscape of India. Digital literacy is the buzzword of a new emerging generation of students and it is broadly expected that the increased application of technology in the Indian education sector will bridge the gap between rural and urban student communities.


While Einstein’s words may have been intended in good humor, they aptly reflect the fact that effective education is, indeed, constant and always evolving. In fact, the face of education has experienced a sea change over the decades.


Once characterized by the traditional classroom model, education today has metamorphosised into learning that is instant, online, self-driven and on the go. The journey of education in India, too, has been dotted with innumerable milestones—most recently, e-learning.


Technology has been proved to be a huge revolution in the field of education, be it the newly joined school kids or the scholars and researchers; technology has equally attracted them all.


Smart boards, digital podiums, smart class ICT and visualiser have pushed the chalk and duster culture to the walls. Children tend to have their interests inclined more towards technology than to the limited exposure they get through the traditional education methods.


Educators have realised the importance of technology in today’s education, thus they have adopted the new change taking place in and around the globe. A study reported that about 85 per cent of educational institutions believed that it is important to provide a fostering environment that has the right mix of technology and education.


Though India is at a nascent stage when it comes to digital education compared to developed nations, nonetheless it's growing at a substantially rapid rate of 55 per cent. Therefore, the role of education leaders become of utmost importance.


Now, there are nearly a billion people on mobile phones and over 200 million mobiles connected to the internet, there has been a considerable rise in digital learning.


The use of best-in-class content, real-time learning and feedback methods, and personalized instructions has encouraged online learning.


Ed Leadership aims at providing enhanced access to technological tools and social media like YouTube, Facebook and Twitter to open new vistas of learning for students in, not only enhancing their on-the-job skills but also positioning India as a knowledge economy.


Ed Leadership is focusing towards digital learning as the ed-tech firms are providing them the comfort of 'live and interactive' anywhere learning in digital format, through its online programmes.


These online courses are affordable and easily accessible. Ed Leadership also aims to break the numerous barriers that are preventing people from receiving quality education in the physically bound classrooms

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