What’s in store? The country’s education sector is undergoing a revolution, thanks to rapid internet penetration and the availability of low-cost mobile and hand-held devices. With technology playing a major role in multiplying reach and providing access to learning tools and material, this opportunity is being seen as a huge potential for many foreign and
Ahmedabad: The country needs programmes for increasing digital literacy in rural areas, and just providing internet access would not be enough, claims a study conducted by a professor of Indian Institute of Management- Ahmedbad (IIMA). The study, titled, ‘Factors Influencing Outcome Expectations and Self-Efficacy in Driving Internet Use in Rural India’, by Rekha Jain, professor
When we talk about the growth of the country, we take various factors into consideration and education is one of them. While urban schools are getting the best of infrastructure, facilities and teachers, schools in rural areas are still struggling for facilities as basic as toilets. Lack of teaching staff and motivation among students are
Rural communities are near and dear to my heart. I have lived in a rural community for more than 40 years in a Northern Wisconsin community bordering the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. If you live in a rural community or are familiar with such areas, you know how important the school is to the community.
Nearly 150,000 schools were closed in the U.S. in the last century in waves of consolidations owing to budgets, busing, algebra and football. Conventional wisdom was that bigger was better and cheaper. Well, that better thing didn’t work out so well and it turns out that there are some diseconomies of scale as a result of
The Frederick William Beinecke Professor of Economics and Director of the Project on US-China Relations at Yale University, Richard C Levin is more popular… The Frederick William Beinecke Professor of Economics and Director of the Project on US-China Relations at Yale University, Richard C Levin is more popular among the student fraternity as the chief
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Imagine you are a year 13 student in a rural area, say Tapanui (between Dunedin and Invercargill) or Kaitaia in the Far North. You want to study accounting, or Samoan, or chemistry, but your school doesn’t have a teacher in those subjects. Correspondence School has always been an option, but increasingly now you will study
Solid small steps, if not giant strides, are being taken towards achieving a rural India that uses digital tools to become self-reliant This is a mouse,” the digital centre teacher was greeted by rolls of laughter as soon as she said this. “Does it run as well? Does it eat rice? Do cats chase it

Digital Education in India

Digital tools gain acceptance in primary and secondary schools, but yet to pick up in colleges and universities. Improvements in infrastructure, electricity and bandwidth access along with funding will be required to drive growth in the long term. Digital technology in India has been evolving over the last few years, changing the way students learn
Did you know Facebook could be very useful to help children learn? Or that digital education could change the educational landscape of rural India? Digital education is definitely pushing India closer to attain its education goals. The process of imparting education has gone through a sea change if we look at the picture 10-20 years
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New Delhi: India has become the largest market for e-learning after the US, and the sector is expected to receive a boost from the government’s Rs.1.13 trillion Digital India initiative, says a recent report by the UK-India Business Council. While the existing educational infrastructure is inadequate to meet the current and future needs of the
Education is not immune to the digital transformation currently impacting most industries. Indeed, students and teachers alike are bringing new technologies into the classroom, resulting in creative, dynamic, and innovative approaches to learning. Below, 5 emerging technology trends set to shape the future of education are outlined. Next-generation Display Technology Digital screens are increasingly occupying