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Technology’s contribution to the Education sector : Vivek K Singh , Co-founder, and CEO, Careerera

Since technology fosters improvisation and innovation, it will make education a globally accessible program for many children.

I would begin by saying that education, like almost any other aspect of life today, has been influenced by technology. Technology has radically altered education in several respects. For one thing, technological advancements have dramatically increased educational opportunities. In medieval times when books were scarce, and only a fortunate few had access to educational opportunities. Individuals had to travel miles to educational institutions in order to receive an education. However huge quantities of knowledge (books, audio, photographs, and videos) are now available at one's fingertips through the Internet, and structured learning opportunities are available via MOOCs, podcasts, conventional online degree programmes, and more. Today's learning opportunities are unprecedented in scope, thanks to technical advances.

Nowadays it has become increasingly important to keep up with technological advances as it becomes more and more integrated into our daily lives, particularly in these unprecedented times. The pandemic has highlighted the value of technology and demonstrated our dependency on it. Technology has also proven to be an incredibly beneficial tool in the education field.

The Gift of Technology

Due to the unforeseen crisis, the availability of numerous engaging content/programs, and other legitimate qualification courses online, technology has been ensured more intensively over the last year. Previously, however, primary and secondary schools did not see the need to incorporate technology into their curriculum on a regular basis. However, in the current situation, e-learning is the only way for children to attend daily classes without fear. Although we can't ignore the benefits of "traditional" learning, incorporating technology into traditional classrooms can only help students have a more engaging learning experience.

The cycle connecting students-teachers and parents has undergone enormous changes with respect to technology. Apart from being just a fill-in during the Covid-19 crisis, the technology is expected to be a long-term inclusion in academics. It can not only be used in classrooms or while doing homework but also in extensive areas of operation. For the proper implementation of incessant knowledge, a few things are needed to be kept in mind, these are the type of device used for information sharing, the individual using technology for the same (i.e. teacher or student), the degree of technology use (i.e. more or less), and the level of performance as results/output.

The Hybrid Learning

In India, the education sector is rapidly taking wings and promptly becoming amalgamated with “traditional schooling”. This is where hybrid learning enters into the picture, accompanied by both modern and traditional tools in education being nurtured together for more appropriate and fruitful results.

In different industries, technology and its consequences are numerous. However, we recognize that the educational environment has undergone a complete paradigm shift in the last year. The provision of various engaging content/programs and other legitimate certification courses online has increased its intensity over the last year as a result of the circumstantial crisis. When various e-learning platforms use animation and other fun resources to teach, education becomes more enjoyable. Technology can assist and enhance education in a multitude of ways, from making it much easier for teachers to develop teaching materials to inspiring people to learn and interact in new ways.


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