Digitization Of India’s Education System
Do you remember the time when teachers used to come with notes photocopied and then distribute it among the class? If you think it is still happening, you are wrong. With the latest technology and applications, students can get a synopsis, previous year question papers, mock tests and other stuff which can help them in exams preparation.
The development and advancement of digital technologies started with one fundamental idea: The Internet. The Digital Revolution refers to the advancement of technology from analog electronic and mechanical devices to the digital technology available today. The era started during the 1980s and is ongoing. The Digital Revolution also marks the beginning of the Information Era.
With huge possibility in digital technology, our prime minister introduced initiatives like Digital India to transform India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy. Digital India is a concept to revitalize the education system in India. It is a program that endeavors to bridge the literacy error by delivering education through digital platform to students and teachers. It provides an opportunity to access learning sources through a global platform, providing reachability to teachers and breaking the barriers to gain quality education through physical classes.
Some of the schemes introduced under the Digital India concept by government are Digishala,Digital e-book,e-basta and many more with an envision of better and educated country. Digitalization presents big opportunities for us. Using digital technologies and data, we are creating additional value for our cust and increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of our processes. Digital learning is more than just providing students with a computer. Digital learning requires a combination of technology, digital content and instruction.
● Technology: Technology is the mechanism that delivers content. It facilitates how students receive content. It includes Internet access and hardware, which can be any Internet access device – from a desktop to a laptop to an iPad to a smartphone. Technology is the tool, not the instruction.
● Digital Content: Digital content is the high quality academic material which is delivered through technology. It is what students learn. It ranges from new engaging, interactive and adaptive software to classic literature to video lectures to games. It isn’t simply a PDF of text or a PowerPoint presentation.
● Instruction: Educators are essential to digital learning. Technology may change the role of the teacher but it will never eliminate the need for a teacher. With digital learning, teachers will be able to provide the personalized guidance and assistance to ensure students learn and stay on track – throughout the year and year after year – to graduate from high school. Teachers may be the guide on the side, not the sage on the stage.
There are a lot of benefits provided to students through digital education. However, we have jotted down the best benefits of digital education for students. These are:
Digital Learning Makes Students Smarter
Learning tools and technology enable students to develop effective self-directed learning skills. They are able to identify what they need to learn, find and use online resources, apply the information on the problem at hand, and even evaluate resultant feedback. This increases their efficiency and productivity. In addition to engaging students, digital learning tools and technology sharpen critical thinking skills, which are the basis for the development of analytic reasoning. Children who explore open-ended questions with imagination and logic learn how to make decisions, as opposed to just temporarily memorizing the textbook. In addition to that for the Current Affairs section this way helps a lot.
Students feel more connected towards technology
With digital education, classroom teachings have become more fun and interactive. Children tend to be more attentive. They are not only listening but also viewing it on the screen which makes their learning all the more effective. Here, sounds and visuals go hand-in-hand which is easy for the child to grasp.
The best thing about digital education is that it is user-friendly. You can very well access your curriculum wherever you are. You can learn on the go. Even if you miss certain classes, you can access the class notes and download files from the school website.
Digital technologies enable new levels of personalized learning. Students can progress at the right pace and along the right path for their needs at any point in time. Feedback on work completed can be immediate, with programmed hints leading students to master a skill or concept before moving on to the next. Teachers are free to address more challenging concepts one-on-one at the point where each student is ready and wanting to learn about them. Not only does this approach promote competency, it also keeps students more motivated and engaged.
Conclusively, all the above mentioned ways through the use of internet have created digitization of India’s education system.