How leveraging technology in Higher Education envisages the global competitive learning landscape
Education plays a significant role in shaping the future of the nation and technology plays an important role in restructuring the education practices to improve learning outcomes. Thus, Education and Technology has a mutual relationship that foster the national and global progress.
To deliver high quality education in each part of country,especially the remote cities and villages, NEP 2020 has come up with some major recommendations to bridge the digital divide with the deployment of technology in Education, as only technology has the potent to make it accessible and affordable. It also emphasised the role of EdTechs to elevate the digital preparedness of institutes and their stakeholders.
The outbreak of Covid-19 has impacted every sphere of the world, but every dark cloud has a silver lining and the same has been realized with the Education sector. The global pandemic has demonstrated the different phase of globalization in Education. It has made everyone to accept the deployment of technology in learning to maintain its continuity across borders.
Use of Technology in Higher Education
Higher Education Institutes have always taken prompt actions in adopting the technological advancements and made computers and telecommunications technologies as integrated part of their education system including e-mail, projectors, computers and many more. With the 21st century Education demands, there is need to reform Higher Educations system by utilizing the latest technologies to remove the space and time barriers and promote lifelong learning.
Technology has not left any stone unturned to impact on teaching-learning practices of Higher Education Institutes. The fusion of technology with classroom learning has made the sessions more collaborative and practical. Similarly, the Online Classes are organized using the advanced digital learning tools, have proved a flexible and cost-effective approach to obtain the 21st Century skills with innovative and functional pedagogical measures.
Nowadays, the role of instructors has been more inclined as a facilitator who can guide the students to learn the right way to obtain required information from web-based resources that assist the instructors to tailor more active and interactive sessions such as seminars, brainstorming and discussions for better grasping of concept.
The assessment of students has also been computerized with ingenious Online Examination and Evaluation processes, under which the cyberspace is utilized to conduct vigilant examination and the results calculation are also automated that reflect quick and accurate grades computation.
Not only classes and examination but technology has also dramatically changed theway of Institutional managementfor the hassle-free management of human and material resources.
Technology and Globalization in Higher Education
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has emphasised the role of NEP 2020 in creating an Atmanirbhar Bharat. He says NEP 2020 envisages the reformation of Education system to make India a global knowledge superpower by enabling India to play leading role in technology and globalization.
The accelerated use of Information Communication Technology (ICT) has created global communication networks and empowered globalization in Education. Globalization removes the boundaries to work worldwide in teams that ensures the global collaboration among the trained and innovative minds to serve local and global needs. The globalization has stretched the wings of the aspiring students to enhance the world-wide interaction, innovation, resources and prospects. UGC has taken many constructive initiatives towards the technological disruptions and globalization for the delivery of affordable and quality online higher education across regional and national borders. This includes the nod to cover 40% of the course curriculum online so that the students can reap the benefits of learning from experts without the need of classroom boundaries.
Role of iCloudEMS in the development of tech-savvy campus
Higher Education Institutes are putting their best efforts in to practice to implement labour-saving mechanism so that the time and energy of stakeholders can be effectively channelized to foster research and innovation at par with global standards. iCloudEMS has always performed exceptional to incorporate digitization in the daily tasks of Colleges and Universities. Our cutting-edge products automate the workflow of the Institutes to empower student-centric learning. Have a look at our major functions that generate a tech-savvy institute keeping the assorted needs of stakeholders in consideration:
- We offer a cloud-based platform to access and process huge amount of data and reports that saves the time and efforts of administration.
- We boost outcomes-oriented education culture by assisting the faculty in designing and mapping of learning outcomes with the academic elements.
- We automate the imperative functions such as attendance record, timetable preparation, assignment uploading and many more with a few clicks only.
- We encourage the Choice based credit System by simplifying the allotment of desired core and elective courses according to the choice of students.
- We facilitate the groundwork of accreditation computerizing many repeated and tedious tasks.
- We bring the entire academic journey of all students on a dashboard to make it ready for use anytime and anywhere.
- We strive for overcoming the physical barriers in high quality learning and assessment with our Online Classes and Examinations utilities.
- We make the system user-oriented and convenient for users with our training and assistance team.
Many institutions have technologized their organizational approaches to bring the change in their educational standards and to internationalize their programmes and courses. The NEP’s endeavours such as multi-point entry-exits and credit banks are the provisions to enhance the seamless mobility of students world-wide for a flexible and multi-disciplinary education paradigm. iCloudEMS promises the best efforts to bring the digital revolution in Higher Education Institutes that enable to produce globally adaptive, skilled and responsible workforce.