How to Step towards better future and Role of Educational Communities?
Whenever we hear of latest gadgets it makes us realize how far have we traveled into the realm of technology. The business, as well as our education sector, has not remained untouched by this development. But despite having a stunning growth of 7 percent, India still remains a developing nation. According to the world bank report, India is referred to as a lower middle-income country, having a low standard of living, as natives don’t get a decent income. The same goes for the achievements in the field of education, although India is far ahead of most developing nations.
An instant question pops up, how can we change this in a few years’ time. The only means of quick transformation is the development of our higher education system.
To make it achievable, all that we need is to synchronize and cultivate latest technology with our education system and by taking e-learning to the next level. It has to have its presence in every nook and corner of India. But how can this be achievable in the next few years?
There are some very vibrant online educational communities that are succeeding in finding concrete solutions to problems students face every day. These communities enhance the learning process and utilize technology-enabled learning programs. They act as digital dormitories that work on enhancing the in-class environment with online offerings to equip both teachers and students with innovative teaching mechanism that can dramatically boost learning effectiveness and retention among students. These technology-driven markets or evolving societies with a futuristic format teach students to keep pace with time.
Educational Communities Need To Create Platforms of Learning
These platforms of learning are dedicated to reshaping the education sectors in India, which are a few paces behind the world-class education sectors around the globe. Unlike in a typical class, one of the main objectives of these EdTech communities is to provide an online consortium where thousands of questions are made solvable in various ways. Where there is no one formula for a solution, but thousands of innovative ways. To summarize, by leveraging evolved futuristic formats, these platforms are allowing students to grasp academic concepts better.
Technology is the name of the game!
To define present-day technology what better to remind how a student sitting in any corner of the country can access the lessons on his PC at the click of the mouse. It also promotes multi-dimensional learning through interactive tools like podcasts, webinars, blogs, discussions forums or boards and chats. To re-skill students and make them more employable, there are short-term online courses and nano degrees.
Taking a step towards a better future
The internet is rife with hundreds of Indian educational communities or EdTech communities. Let us explore some fastest growing and constantly developing educational startups that are in news for their revolutionary vision in modernizing the current educational scenario.
The EdTech firms or the online educational communities help learn students at their own pace.
One of the most innovative Startups like EduGorilla is bringing in Live & Interactive modules for anywhere learning. The key offerings are India’s largest online study material, career-counseling and Career-breeder tool. It acts as a bridge between education seekers and providers. By offering the latest information on educational institutes, programs, scholarships and admission notifications for undergraduate programs, vocational courses providing professional degrees or certificates and higher education in India and abroad, it aims to spread its wings globally.
Educational Communities Nee To Be Collaborative and Innovative
Similarly, MindBox India is an educational company that has collaborated with schools to teach creativity as a subject, visual communication as a language and technology as a tool. Thousands of students across Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Mumbai, Delhi NCR, Bengaluru are learning through MindBox.
Another startup Edusaksham offer courses for students from class 3 onwards and has students in professional roles also.
Then there is, Udacity, which is aimed at providing affordable and accessible education. It offers The skill-based ‘Nano-degree’ courses that are built in partnership with leading education and industry experts.
Imagine a personalized teacher who can well understand the capabilities, the hidden uniqueness that a student possesses! Who can successfully judge his or her the mental faculties! A teacher who is capable of developing a nature of inquiry in students and work on their weaknesses and strengths. With the aid of technology and constant growth, these startups can deliver that job at every step a student takes on the ladder of education.
Digital education, it can be said, has taken birth to break all the barriers that earlier tried to prevent students from receiving the quality education in physical classrooms. By way of ‘Direct to Device’ technology, the rural youth can now get the quality education with the word go. With the freedom of moving at their own pace of learning, top experts say, they can now save money by avoiding “hidden costs” of education, like transportation fees (gas, parking fees). It might also act as a boon to those who earn and learn simultaneously. By enjoying the flexibility of the online courses, students can save more hours and more money, and need not limit their work schedule or lose on their wages that they can potentially earn.
Educational Communities Should Work On Hybrid Model
How can hybrid, collaborative and online learning seriously revolutionize the higher Education?
Whether it is career and technical education or project-based learning, live and interactive digital learning provides learners a more interactive platform for learning as well as assessment. Students are giving a go to free online communities as they may pave the way to their success in new avenues by exploring their hidden talents. The employment of best-in-class content, real-time learning and feedback methods, or personalized instructions has encouraged students for online learning. Perhaps these online courses have an edge over physical classes as they are affordable and easily accessible. And positive results are, perhaps, the reason why more and more people opting for the courses or platforms offered to them.
Changing the Ever-Increasing Academic Landscape with the growth of digital learning
Recently, the size of the e-learning market in India was estimated to be $247 million or Rs 1,582 crore by KPMG market research group. With over 200 million mobile phones connected to the internet, there is a sure reason for such educational communities to hope for a revolutionary change waiting to knock on every eager Indian’s door.
We can hardly imagine, how unbelievable a role these educational communities can play in students’ life in future that awaits India.