In conversation with Chetan Sharma, Founder, Edumate.tv, on Need of a new Ecosystem in Education
A rural Indian student must be able to access the same learning environment as a student in a developed country.
” Educational institutions must reimagine education in the digital age in collaboration with students. It is unjust to all members of the ecosystem, not just students. Technology must be used to match each person with a teacher who can pique the learner’s interest. A rural Indian student must be able to access the same learning environment as a student in a developed country. Institutions must collaborate with EdTech companies that work with schools, universities, and businesses. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, the way education is delivered and consumed has changed dramatically. The concept of physical classroom-based learning is rapidly becoming a thing of the past, with educational facilities briefly closing due to safety issues. Learners and teachers have increasingly migrated to virtual classrooms, and online learning has exploded in popularity in recent years, with the pandemic hastening its spread. ” Prof. Dr. S.P. Singh, Vice Chancellor, Royal Global University
To further bridge the digital divide, teachers will be trained in online educational methods specific to the Indian situation.
” Teachers must use technology to build material for use in the classroom in order to bring each lesson to life. Teachers must see themselves as learning environment planners. It’s not all about moving data around. Content is available for free and has become commoditized. The teacher’s job must be reimagined. A National Educational Technology Forum (NETF) will be established in order to boost digital learning, with e-courses being built in eight regional languages at first and virtual labs being established, according to the new policy. In addition, a dedicated unit within the ministry will be established to manage digital infrastructure, content, and capacity building for both school and higher education’s online learning needs. To further bridge the digital divide, teachers will be trained in online educational methods specific to the Indian situation. ” Prof. A.K. Buragohain, Chairperson( Academics), Royal Global University
Encouraging environment will need to be created, which includes school buildings and facilities that are welcoming to students, teachers who are passionate about their chosen profession
” The willingness and capability of current State and district levels for educational research and training (State councils and their district institutes of education and training) to foster such an ecosystem, and second, a reorientation of the school management system represented by Samagra Shiksha towards supporting bottom policies. The next step is to ensure that students stay enrolled and learn so that they can grow into motivated and active people who can contribute to nation-building and growth-linked economic development. To do so, an encouraging environment will need to be created, which includes school buildings and facilities that are welcoming to students, teachers who are passionate about their chosen profession, pedagogy that moves from rote learning to conceptual methods, and pedagogy that can keep both teachers and students engaged and engrossed, among other things.” Ms. Vandana Gautam, Mentor Teacher, Directorate of Education, GNCT, Delhi