With the development of internet, mobile phones, mobile apps, laptops and other modern devices, things are becoming more and more digitalised in today's world. With the population of 1.31 billion people in a country, the ratio to technology driven citizens has highly increased in last decade. With approx 140 million mobile phone users and being a country for the second most social site users, India has an immense opportunity to grow in this field and to grasp the positive vibes of technology in the field of education, medicine, defence, business and much more.
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 endeavours to bridge the literacy slippage by delivering education through digital platform to children and teachers. It provides an opportunity to acccess learning sources through a global platform, providing reach ability to teachers and breaking the barriers to gain quality education through physical classes.
The education system in metro and other cities has also become modernised to great extent, making way for digitalisation. But in rural and semi urban areas there are difficulties. Humanity Welfare Council has initiated Project GREY BOOK for providing basic facilities needed for digital education. It will help students to present a large volume of study material. With digital education, classroom teachings have become interactive and attentive. Digital literacy is one component which makes a child responsible for how they can utilize technology to interact with world around them. There are multiple benefits of digital learning in transforming a child's life like: motor skills, decision making, visual learning, cultural awareness, inventions etc. Learning is inherently a social activity and rather than trying to ban children from joining online networks, we should encourage them utilise such platforms for gaining knowledge. 75% of teachers believe that digital learning content will totally replace printed textbooks within the next 10 years.
The following six factors are considered to be the important in enabling the growth of Digital EDUCATION –1. PERSONALISED AND ADAPTIVE LEARNING
Learning platforms, software's and digital devices are together creating countless new ways to modify education. This way, the academic potential, strengths, weaknesses, aptitude and learning pace of every single student is catered to. Precise, mobile and reliable applications are being created to teach students, help them practice their learning's, take assignments and manage their schedules.2. TWO-WAY CONVERSATIONS IN E-LEARNING
In the traditional classroom seating scenario, students are unable to get the individual attention they need due to time constraints. In contrast, the one-to-one context of teaching in digital mediums currently helps students to learn through videos and chat with an expert.3. MOBILE-BASED LEARNING
Over the past few years, mobile learning has picked up the popularity that has gradually assimilated it in their lives. It has offered students the flexibility to access educational content seamlessly across multiple digital devices like desktops, laptops, tablets and Smartphone's.VIDEO-BASED LEARNING
Video learning has always appealed to students since it closely mirrors the traditional classroom teaching style. Earlier, students watched video lectures as a form of homework and then discussed them during the next class. Over time, this habit brought about a remarkable improvement in their performance, with a noticeable improvement in grades.OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
Open digital education resources have commonly been used in distance learning courses. They consist of freely accessible media for learning, teaching and research purposes. They are licensed to be revised and disseminated freely by teachers among students. This allows the latter to gain access to an extensive arrive of study material that is otherwise restricted indigenously.USAGE OF VIRTUAL REALITY (VR) AND AUGMENTED REALITY (AR) FOR LEARNING
Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality are already buzzwords in the technology space. Their advent in e-learning has massively impacted the efficiency with which it is offered to students and the way it assesses their performance.
To combine teaching and learning with technology and to provide best possible digital education for everyone.
No one should leg behind in digital revolution.
For more information please contact us at GREYBOOK@hwc.international