Education is expanding from a backward based pedagogy to a progressive 21st-century technology. India is an ambitious country where the ambition of the youth and institutions is skyrocketing. A new era of learning is upon us and those institutions that can recognize, adapt, and shift to the ‘non-linear’ way of thinking, can be properly faced in the future.
The digital revolution and the spurt of smartphone adoption are changing the way students are learning in India. Today a four-year-old child watches his cartoons on screens. Interactive features on the screen are introduced to a young child at a very early stage of learning which has tended to become a popular mode of learning. This non-intrusive and visual based format makes the learning captivating and in doing so, creates a seamless environment for learning.
India has the largest K-12 education system and while the learning is driven by fear where children are mostly trained to solve the questions that would appear in exams but are not taught to ask questions. The traditional system of education does not tap on the critical thinking aspects of the students. With the advent of technology, internet infusion, and increase use of the smart device; the way the students consume information and the way they learn has drastically changed. The endeavour of the smart class in schools is to shift the learning focus on students and make them life-long learners. All of this leads to behavioural change in the students where they feel stimulated to learn because their brains are finally exercising; this, in turn, paves the way where students are able to learn on their own.
It is interesting to note, Indian education has been shifting to smart classrooms by using technology as an enabler. It has played a key role in shaping the relationship between a student and a teacher by offering better content, accessibility, distribution, and assessment. It is only through the use of technology that we can solve the major issues of education i.e. providing quality education, effective learning, and personalization. The smart class in schools offers scope for instant interaction further opening the route for first-rate education despite their geographical location of students. The use of smart classrooms has already shown some early signs of self-driven and active learning. It is an established fact that children are visual learners and demonstrating concepts through visual representation makes the process of learning easier and exciting.
The Indian Educational Technology sector continues to create learning products that will empower a student to become a lifelong learner. In this continuously changing world, students are already acclimatizing to the changing environment. The visual based form of learning is where the education technology platforms create an experiential learning environment for students thereby expanding the horizons of learning. With time, their parents themselves will witness multitudes of change their children have undergone in the process.