In today’s world Education plays a vital role as it has become an integral part of our society and lives. Education is the basic building block for the future. Education reforms the human mind and governs it to utilize its optimum potential.
In this day and age it’s more important than ever for children to be technologically literate. With so many electronic devices and gadgets in our lives, it’s essential for kids to have a basic understanding of how they work and how to use them. Not only is this important for their future careers, but it’s also a fun interesting way to learn. The technology in education plays a crucial role in providing new and creative forms of support to teachers, students and enhances learning opportunities.
The New National Education Policy in India has greatly emphasized on online education, which includes e- courses, online platforms like DIKSHA and SWAYAM, creation of public digital and interoperable infrastructure that can be utilized by multiple platforms. To make this a success it is important that children get the access to electronic devices and have good understanding as how to operate these devices.
Technology bringing changes- A Success Story
Various Institutions and Teachers are integrating different technologies and electronic devices in their classes and learning methodology.
Ranjit Disale a teacher at Zilla Parishad Primary School, Solapur, Maharashtra was awarded Global Teacher prize in 2020 for promoting girls Education not just this he translated textbooks in students native language and embedded these books with QR codes so students could access additional audio and video resources. He also runs a project to virtually connect youngsters living in conflict zones and provides online education to students across 83 countries.
How Integration of Electronics in Education become a game changer:
Due to the Pandemic countries all over the world are transforming education via digital means and using various technologies to make learning more accessible, engaging and modern.
Take for example China, a growing number of classrooms in china are equipped with AI enable gadgets and tools that help monitor classroom environment, student performance and engagement etc.
In most countries teachers are using devices like smart boards, smart watches, virtual reality and electronic attendance system etc. These electronic devices are embedded with latest technologies like AI, IOT and sensors which helps teacher make learning more fun and interesting. They help in providing personalized and interactive learning, increase student creativity and productivity and make management much easier. Sensor enabled devices can also help in increasing student safety.
Recent innovations has come up with electronic devices that help specially abled children to have greater access to education. Classroom environment can be modified according to their need and sensors based devices like motion sensors can transform motion into verbal speech. Thus technology has a great role in enabling access to education to vulnerable sections of society.
A final Note:
We can say that electronics are enabler for education from making it accessible to interesting it has a very large role in education sector. But with great power comes great responsibility. Though technology has its many benefits but we also need to make sure that it does not become a bane for our children by providing better monitoring.