In India, technology has transformed the education industry, and conventional teaching and learning methods have given way to modern approaches. As a result, the education system has seen a significant shift from a variety of schools, colleges, and higher education institutions.
The widespread use of the internet is one of the key elements altering the education sector. According to a recent report, India's internet penetration rate would reach more than 55% by the end of 2025, making education digitization one of the government's main goals.
The education industry has seen tremendous changes around the world. As a result, schools, institutes, and corporations in India are working diligently to implement this transformation.
Furthermore, the state and federal governments are working together to improve students and society by focusing on excellent education. The Indian government has released a new National Education Policy (NEP) that stresses digitization as well as the use of technology in education. It also focuses on educational technology solutions.
Factors Influencing Digitization:
Classrooms that are smart
The conventional approach of teaching and learning is slipping away as the new age of technology enters the market and sees longer survival. Educators of all grades are now aware of the advantages of using technology in the classroom. A computer, audio-visual equipment, and a smart interactive whiteboard are all part of today's modern and technology-equipped classroom.
One of the most significant obstacles for educators is the lack of internet access, infrastructure, and basic tools. These instructors, on the other hand, favour tech-enabled classrooms to make teaching and learning more efficient. Teachers have begun to adapt their teaching, instructions, and assessments at a much faster rate than projected as India accepts and moves toward tech-equipped classrooms. These developments in the field of education have a greater impact.
Many schools and educational institutes have already opted to convert their schooling process into smart and innovative learning practices in metro cities. At the same time, some of the Tier II cities are implementing these methods.
As smart classrooms are becoming a boon to the education sector, many companies, including tech, have started to develop products and solutions that are technology-driven and have positive implications in improvising India's smart education system. Therefore, it is essential to create an innovative, user–friendly and high–end features product that will blend with the concept of smart class and cater offerings that work with our end users.
(This is a slightly modified version of an article originally published in The Hans India. The original article can be found at https://www.thehansindia.com/hans/young-hans/the-modifications-in-the-digitization-of-education-734268 )