www.timesofindia.indiatimes.com | March 23, 2021
The new format of education has brought significant changes in urban and rural sectors
Transition in learning approach important
The digital teaching-learning transformation journey has provided a closer peek at the schools of the future. And this is not just in context to classrooms going virtual but a complete transition in the mindset, outlook, and approach to learning. With digital learning, teachers have transformed into being more tech-savvy than ever to maximise engagement and impact. However, relying completely on digital delivery is not recommended. Instead, we need technology as a teacher’s aid for learning effectiveness and not as a substitute for physical school.
CO-FOUNDER AND GROUP CEO, EUROKIDS INTERNATIONAL, MUMBAI
Interactive format is valuable
Online teaching has taken on a new meaning with classes becoming borderless, flexible and self-paced. The traditional classroom has undergone a massive transformation with content becoming a huge differentiator in online education - videos, quizzes, infographics, presentations, analytics, games, interactive formats have become invaluable in the curriculum. Technology in education and online learning tools have become the new ‘chalk and board’. In the background of NEP 2020, institutions must make effective use of innovation to enhance learning for their students. We must balance remote and in-classroom learning to give students the best learning experience.
VICE-CHANCELLOR, FLAME UNIVERSITY, PUNE
Change is the only constant in life
Digital technology has made a significant contribution in academic institutions where the educators are supported through Information and Communication Technology (ICT) based infrastructure that can enrich learning and teaching, help raise levels of attainment and close the attainment gap. The skillful deployment of digital technology has helped our learners acquirel digital skills while also enabling them to continue their curriculum learning during the pandemic. Change is the only constant in life, and adaptation of digital skills have helped us to adapt and stay open to the new teaching-learning format in stressful times..
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, RV INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT, BANGALORE
TV, social media came into prominence
The concept of education changed overnight soon after the outbreak of the virus, and digital learning emerged as an indispensable resource for education. Further, the government started utilising TV and social media to broadcast lessons for all grades through TV channels. The pandemic has transformed the centuriesold, chalk–talk teaching. This disruption has also pushed policymakers to figure out the way to ensure effective implementation of digital technology for tackling the digital divide.
ARUN KUMAR AMAN
SNS HIGH SCHOOL MOHANPUR, BANKA, BIHAR
– As told to Jagriti Kumari