To Enhance K 12 Education: Bolster Education With Technology


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India has approximately 250 million students enrolled in schools. Moreover, the student-teacher ratio in India is 1:35 which seems to be more of a one size fits all approach. There is an increasing need of quality primary and secondary education. Since the country is striving to be a technology-based digital nation. It has become extremely imperative that education is mingled with not only technology but also social media. E-learning, information and technology are rapidly becoming a mainstream means of learning. The question remains, does it suffice?

While the government, as well as the private players, are trying their best to uplift and revolutionize the K 12 education in India, the Indian education perpetually remains at the bottom of global assessments. This is due to the inappropriate student teacher ratio in classrooms. There is a dearth of good teachers in rural as well as urban schools. K 12 students in India rote learn most of what is taught for the fear of failing in the exams. Textbooks comprise of pedantic and obsolete concept which are not in keeping with the current times. Moreover, no attempt has been made to customize the textbooks in order to make them more relevant.

Technology helps easy access and democratizes quality availability. In the coming years, digital education will take the forefront and technology will be an essential aid for teachers. Technology makes learning experience better for students. It facilitates flexibility to education, making content customized and relevant. Smartphones, tablets and connected devices have immense potential to improve learning. With the introduction of distance learning and online classrooms, students now have more freedom and flexibility to learn at their own pace.

India has approximately 250 million students enrolled in schools. Moreover, the student-teacher ratio in India is 1:35 which seems to be more of a one size fits all approach. There is an increasing need of quality primary and secondary education. Since the country is striving to be a technology-based digital nation. It has become extremely imperative that education be mingled with not only technology but also social media. E-learning, information and technology are rapidly becoming a mainstream means of learning. The question remains, does it suffice?

While the government, as well as the private players, are trying their best to uplift and revolutionize the K 12 education in India, the Indian education perpetually remains at the bottom of global assessments. This is due to the inappropriate student-teacher ratio in classrooms. There is a dearth of good teachers in rural as well as urban schools. K 12 students in India rote learn most of what is taught for the fear of failing in the exams. Textbooks comprise of pedantic and obsolete concept which are not in keeping with the current times. Moreover, no attempt has been made to customize the textbooks in order to make them more relevant.

Technology helps easy access and democratizes quality availability. In the coming years, digital education will take the forefront and technology will be an essential aid for teachers. Technology makes learning experience better for students. It facilitates flexibility to education, making content customized and relevant. Smartphones, tablets and connected devices have immense potential to improve learning. With the introduction of distance learning and online classrooms, students now have more freedom and flexibility to learn at their own pace.

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