There are so many loopholes in the education system that needs to be fill up. Different technologies are emerging every now and then and can be used as a solution for bridging this gap. Read on...
There is no denying the fact that the education system has undergone various positive changes during the course of time. However, we still cannot deny the fact that the education systemin India still needs massive changes in order to prepare students for the world of opportunities that awaits them.
There are many loopholes in the education system that needs to be filled up. Different technologies are emerging every now and then and can be used as a solution for bridging this gap between the education system and the practical world in order to prepare students for the world of opportunities that awaits them. Here is how these technologies can solve the issues.
Technology for Insufficient Infrastructure
The old school teaching practices are still prevalent in the Indian classrooms even in the times when technology is hitting every space. The classroom-based technologies like audio-visual material andmultimedia content, smart classrooms, assistive technology-based accessories for building a disabled-friendly environment – all of this can be used to make a huge difference in the education system as a whole.
Technology for Affordable and Accessible Education
There are students from diverse groups, who are unable to access education due to so many reasons like lack of resources, poverty, and others. Technology can bring a transformation in both affordability as well as accessibility of education. With an increasing amount of internet penetration and the number of internet users in rural areas, technology is making education accessible at every level by providing courses and content for free or at very reasonable costs. Some examples are initiatives like MOOCs, Swayam,etc and are very beneficial for students. Therefore, the availability of internet and prevalence of low cost devices makes education more accessible and affordable at the same time.
Technology for Larger Impact on Learning
One of the biggest loopholes of the Indian education system is that the impact of education that is imparted is not as large as it needs to be. The approach is marks’oriented rather than being knowledgeoriented. For instance, 38.07 percent of 8th standard students could not count numbers from 1 to 99 in Maharashtra as per a recent survey.
Thus, the knowledge oriented approach needs to be taken with the help of technologies like gamification, artificial intelligence, virtual and augmented realities, etc, where students can actually grasp the knowledge in fun and effective ways.
Technology for Improving the Teaching Process
Lack of quality teachers is another problem that the whole education system suffers from. Though digital education can never replace the human presence, it can aid and assist teachers in improving their teaching methods in a big way. Technologies like app-based performance tracking can also be used to access data to learn new insights about each student taking an examination or a learning concept.
Interactive classroom sessions can help in building the confidence of students in a big way, enabling them to become more creative and knowledgeable.