Changing India's Learning System With Transformational Tech


With the shift of technology in education sector, there has been ample of innovation to watch out for in the coming years. The technology is taking over education system and making learning more interactive and innovative. Today, teaching and learning goes far beyond a four-walled classroom. Now is the time for a sector like education to understand about the advantage of technology and teacher in education systems that can transform the way classrooms function.

About half the students who pursue primary school in India quit their education; hence they are unable to read even a simple text. In these cases, “Adaptive” software can work out what a child knows and masquerade questions and queries accordingly. A recent survey revealed that Indian children using such Ed-tech software after school made some of the largest gains in subjects like maths and languages.

On the other hand, technology in education can aid learning by making schools more productive. Many schools in 21st century are using software to revamp the conventional model of learning. Instead of textbooks, notebooks and heavy school bags students today have “playlists” which they use to access online lessons and take tests. This saves teachers efforts and enables them to allocate their time to other tasks such as encouraging pupils’ social skills or one-on-one tuition etc.

The technology in the sector has got far more advanced than earlier as it can evaluate children’s progress, reducing teachers’ workload and giving them various insights about their students. It is just a matter of time when online courses will be accepted like classroom education across India. India as a nation has been using the conventional way of education. However, the whole learning system will change with transformational technology and advanced software in the coming years.

Growing demand for skilled professionals in IT sector has compelled many training institutes to adapt advance tech tools in regards to keep their candidates aligned with the latest tech skills. Tech skills are more important than ever as digital advancements have radically transformed the working world. The technology changes every month with the new updates coming and old tech evolving. If we look at 2016, it was a year when most of companies laid off their employees for not being equipped with the required skillset in the sector. However, professionals can take online courses to pursue their further studies and upgrade skillset as they don’t have much time to spend in classroom.

Businesses and companies have recognized the need of re-skilling and are collaborating with educational establishments to bridge this gap in their organizations. For eg. Microsoft has affiliated with Jetking for Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) certification which fulfils to make a talent pool of students with competencies that the field desires from today’s professionals. Such courses are most sought after as along with international standard education, students can also get jobs with higher salaries in reputed companies.

Students can take up specialised courses like hardware, big data, ethical hacking, digital and social media marketing, networking etc to bridge this skill gap. Private training institutes have come up with courses that not only trains the students with a mix of theoretical and practical knowledge but also offers them 100% placement guarantee and employability after the successful completion of the course.

The report tabled at the Nasscom India Leadership Forum in February warned that nearly half of the 3.9 million people employed in India’s IT services sector would become irrelevant in three-four years as they are unable to keep pace with new technologies. This report reveals that there is the need to upgrade and stay prepared for transition to secure jobs with concentration on data analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence as that being felt across industries such as banking, manufacturing and ecommerce.