When eight years old Tarun was asked to tell the direction to his school, he took the smartphone from his mother’s hand and Google mapped the same to show the navigation to his school. This giant leap that we know it been called “The DIGITAL REVOLUTION” with an argument which incorporates a more institutional and wide concept of education. It not only made our kids smarter but has also made them self-sufficient. Kid’s curiosity towards learning don’t have to be stupid anymore because OK GOOGLE and SIRI encourages all kind of questions. Good education will not be limited to availability of good faculty, students can access the best teaching videos and reach the best faculties through their blogs. So education is not limited it depends on how broad is the learner’s spectrum. But as they say, “Everything comes with a price tag”, and like every innovation digitalization has its own boons and banes.
To start with we all know, Digital education, as a whole is fun learning experience for all cadres and particularly effective for child learning, as the innovative audio-video feature boosts the cognitive elements in a child’s brain. The INFO-TAINMENT combination involved in digital learning makes it more practical, applicable and relatable to our life and surroundings in an interesting manner. Parents are forming stronger connections with schools using digital services like social networks, websites, and online surveys. Many of us use technology to connect to information and learning whenever and wherever we choose. Keeping all these benefits in mind, nowadays, basic requirement of a coaching institute is to have all the smart technologies. The power of education in an institution is marked by the modernization of infrastructure. After all, no compromise should be done on education of a child.
Also, digitalization is in particular a blessing for developing countries with wise coverage over various means of communication it becomes a natural choice to learn even for those in the hinterlands. Statistics say, the digital learning market is expected to reach $5.7 billion by 2020 as the number of internet users is increasing. India’s internet user base is estimated to reach 550 million by 2020 with an approximately 40% penetration, a significant increase from the 35% currently, the report compiled in partnership with Simplilearn said. Thus, education sector has become a huge part of our GDP.
Study says due to digitalization revolution in the field of education a lot of investment was required to meet the need of latest technology which lead to privatization as government cant effort the expense of digital world. This privatization of education might be contributing to our GDP but the cost of education and availability of the same are empting pockets of the education seekers. Education remains no longer the source of enlightment rather it has become business where teaching is gambled for attractive infrastructure. This darker side of digitalization has become a shadow on those talents who can’t afford the fancy institution. Sometimes the best of the faculty can’t afford the expense and that is lessening the value of experienced teachers. These issues are creating gaps which need to be bridged.
Thus app like PROCTUR, who are trying to change the way technology can be made available for the best service of the teachers and students and by making the whole triangular relationship of teachers, students and parents much less complicated. This pocket classroom app not only makes the life of the tutors easy but also facilitates them with online exams, fee payment, attendance, enquiry and assignment portals to convert the loads of register work into few clicks on our smart phones. The technology is not only easy to use but can be made avail to anyone and the multitask facility is affordable too. Thus basic aim for IT sector should be to provide digital revolution with the best quality and cheap price.
As being on the topic of digitalization let’s talk about the lesser known facts of “Digital India” program and its goals for better education. To start with it aims to establish broadband connectivity in 2.5 lakh villages, promote e-governance, universal phone connectivity and for India to be a global leader of IT in service for education in order to transform India into a connected knowledge economy. Digital India is likely to witness many agreements in this sector, for example, education Focused Website, project for students like e-schoolbag and many more to improve accessibility and facilitate better knowledge sharing.
Researchers believe by 2020 there will be 200 billion connected devices on the internet of things that will revolutionize our education system to a different level. Soon the world will be digital, the world of virtual reality is going to be part of the great new educational venture, good or bad the result will breakthrough with time.
SOURCES: www.indiacelebrating.com/essay/digital-india-essay, post.jagran.com/searcH/digitization-in-india