The Changing Educational Trends in India
While food, clothing and shelter are the basic human needs right since time immemorial, the modern era has added the fourth and most important need of education. This is perhaps because it is education that drives one to fulfill the basic needs. As the students are being exposed to several emerging educational options, it is found that new trends have developed in this field, which is changing the traditional Indian education system.
It seems that the days of teaching with black board, chalks, and textbooks are gone, as online education is rapidly emerging as a favoured medium of educating students. As a fact, the conventional education in India is getting quite competitive as well as steep in terms of price. It is due to this reason that the experts and students both felt the need of an alternative mode of education.
The book pages are now replaced by course presentation slides, chalks by mouse pointers and cursors, and black boards by notepads and simulations. Thanks to the computer technology that has bring about this portable revolution in the field of education. Known as e-learning, the mechanism simply works on a local network in the class where the teacher’s computer is connected to those of all students. With all text in the textbook now converted into visually appealing and comprehending aids such as images and animations, more and more students are getting interested in learning even the most boring or difficult subject. Today, there exists tremendous opportunities for e-learners in India.
Another trend is of education enforced via tablets and smart phones, 3D smart class, online school management systems and distance learning that complements the correspondence education scenario. Because of these assorted facilities, it has been observed that the education sector is changing from all angles and viewpoints.
The most common aspect in these facilities is online learning that the student can take the benefit of, at anytime, anywhere and via any Internet-enabled device. This has actually brought about a big change in the cost of education. While the investment in the regular education is increasing constantly, the online education cost is relatively lower. This is because the only requirement is the computer and Internet, which is usually one-time investment.
Overall, online education is truly changing the manner in which the education is imparted. It is not only providing practical orientation but is also making education an interesting process by reducing the load or pressure for gaining the knowledge.
3 Oct 2013 / Roobin / 0
Categories: Trends in India