Giving teachers the knowledge and skills, they need to improve student outcomes is still as important as it was 50 years ago. Here are three ways that technology might help teachers drive change in Indian classrooms using new digital tools at their disposal.
In a hybrid classroom, there are numerous opportunities to be discovered.
Indian schools are experimenting with hybrid models to mix job-relevant online courses with extra information as they rethink how to make students employable and career-ready. Other advantages arise with hybrid classes. Faculty members have access to a variety of online teaching tools, including private authoring, rich grading, and ready-made question banks. Colleges may be able to personalise learning routes for each student based on his or her learning needs and strengths. Online learning can also provide flexibility by allowing students to adjust the length and pace of their studies.
Institutions are finding new issues in exam misbehaviour as more students take exams online. New technology-enabled solutions, such as online proctoring, are making it easier for teachers to combat plagiarism and better oversee tests.
Teachers can also use their existing knowledge of the medium to create whole new experiences. Lectures can be viewed from home using 'Flipped classrooms,' and the classroom becomes a space for dynamic learning and participation, where students are guided to apply principles.
Creativity, invention, and interactivity are sparked
Technology aids including as presentations, podcasts, polls, and virtual tours provide teachers with a varied arsenal for engaging students and addressing a variety of learning issues. Faculty can use immersive technologies to assist students grasp complex topic areas now that they are becoming more mainstream. Holograms are changing medical education and training at Imperial College London, allowing students to learn highly technical skills in a safe and realistic environment. Mixed reality simulations featuring a mix of'real' and 'virtual' features are used to train trainees.
Teachers can use online platforms to keep up with new trends and materials as they prepare to teach in a post-pandemic world where technology is a fundamental component of the learning process. The DIKSHA portal, run by the Ministry of Education, is a step in the right direction, including resources for teachers in Indian languages and courses to help them maintain their professional skills, as the New Education Policy requires.
With the majority of schools and universities now operating online, successful online teaching has become a top concern for institutions, supporting the unrelenting sharing of ideas and best practises across the worldwide teaching community.
Teachers play a critical role in guiding their students' achievement and well-being in a pandemic-induced tough learning environment. Teachers now have more support and resources to give a more equal education, where no kid is left behind and learners may achieve their full potential despite all odds, thanks to technology.