Although it is one of our world’s buzzwords, technology is among the most muddled types of elite and methodical knowledge. Since the 20th century, this term’s usage has undergone significant change and has continued to develop through time. This has helped to increase not only business enterprise and individual productivity but also played a significant part in the advancement of human civilization.

It is undeniable that technology has revolutionised many operating domains, whether it is gadgets, speedier communication methods, or even the realm of education. The COVID-19 pandemic outbreak has caused a significant shift in how traditional education is delivered, with the idea of online learning and laptop use taking its place.

Digital Education In India Post Pandemic

Digital education in India was students’ sole source of learning during the pandemic. Today, with the click of a button, students have immediate access and privilege to quality information available worldwide. They can gain practical and technical knowledge. Innovative audio-video features can enhance their cognitive level, the study materials can be downloaded and saved for future reference.

Teachers can also coordinate with students through electronic E-classrooms, impart knowledge, share their ideas and resources, and utilise the resources available on the internet for their various project work, research, etc. It is frequently predicted that technology will give the educational sector the wings it needs to soar higher and quicker than ever. For the benefit of students from various social strata, the Government of India has announced some programmes as part of its education campaign. These latest technological advancements in education have put India on a high pedestal. India plays a significant role in the global education industry and is expected to become one of the largest global talent providers in the coming years.

Electronic gadgets and technology at an affordable cost should be made available for the weaker sections of society, making digital learning cost-effective and giving equal opportunities to everyone. This mode allows learning to be more interactive and engaging between the learner and the teacher. Digital education will help address India’s vast cultural and language diversity.

Need For Change in Curriculum

Our curriculums need to be skill-focused, more personalised and up-to-date. Digital agility through digital education is the need of the hour. For digital education to be successful, teachers should be imparted sufficient and efficient training to become comfortable with these new-age modes of education. This, along with well-equipped infrastructure and internet connections, should be made available in the country’s remotest areas to derive actual benefits from this mode of education.

India is favourably placed to reap the benefits of digitalisation of education that can change ‘how and what’ we learn and will help bridge the gap in the interaction between the teacher and the student shortly. However, to be helpful, digital education should complement the traditional mode of physical education and should not be at its cost. The benefits of physical education can’t be undermined, as personal touch and interaction also play a significant role in children’s development. Both these modes should supplement each other.