Implementation of iCloudEMS to Ensure Effective Execution of the New Education Policy 2020: Advantages of iCloudEMS in Higher Education Institutes
The twenty-first century has witnessed a tremendous change in every walk of life. The domain of human knowledge is one of them affected by the huge transformation of traditional human life into technology enabled ways of living to excel in rapid growth, creativity, development of critical thinking, and evaluative and cognitive skills. Considering these aspects, the New Education Policy 2020 focused on a holistic approach to education with the slogan ‘light but tight’ regulatory framework to ensure integrity, transparency, and resource efficiency of the educational system through audit and public disclosure while encouraging innovation and out-of-the-box ideas through autonomy, good governance, and empowerment. This National Education Policy envisions an education system that has its origin in Indian ethos. It explicitly believes in transformation of India education system in an innovative way and encourages sustainability into an equitable and vibrant knowledge society, by providing high-quality education to all to prepare India a global knowledge superpower. The aim of education should not only be cognitive development, but it should also aim ta building character and creating holistic and well-rounded individuals equipped with the key skills of the21st century learners. The experiential learning will be adopted, including hands-on learning, arts-integrated and sports-integrated education, story-telling-based pedagogy, among others, as standard pedagogy within each subject, and with explorations of relations among different subjects. Further, the NEP states that the curriculum and pedagogy of the higher education institutions must inculcate a deep sense of respect towards the Fundamental Duties and Constitutional values, bonding with one’s country, and a conscious awareness of one’s roles and responsibilities in a changing world among the learners. The vision of the Policy is to instill a deep-rooted pride in being Indian, not only in thought, but also in spirit, intellect, and deeds, as well as to develop knowledge, skills, values, and dispositions that support responsible commitment to human rights, sustainable development and living, and global well-being among the learners to reflect the image of a truly global citizen. The NEP encourages multidisciplinary and a holistic education system across the sciences, social sciences, arts, humanities, and sports for a multidisciplinary approach to ensure the unity and integrity of all knowledge to enhance competency at the global level. However, the NEP has laid emphasis on the conceptual understanding rather than tradition ways of rote learning or examination-oriented learning. It clearly states the especial attention on ethics and human and constitutional values like empathy, respect for others, cleanliness, courtesy, democratic spirit, spirit of service, self-esteem, respect for public property, scientific temper, liberty, responsibility, pluralism, equality, and justice.
To impart the quality education in the educational institutes and the achieve the goals set by the New Education Policy 2020, the software iCloudEMS plays a significant role in digitalization of learning material, and provides free access anytime, and anywhere. It helps universities and colleges streamline activities—academics, accreditation, admissions, administrative, HR, and outcome-based education. It empowers learners, faculty, and management to collaborate efficiently and use insights effectively, deliver benchmarking quality education while creating personalized learning experience.
Advantages of iCloudEMS to Foster Conducive Learning Environments and Effective Pedagogic Skills
The educational institutes, especially the higher educational institutes aspiring for providing high quality education to the 21st century learners can use this Information and Communication Technology (ICT) based software to achieve the goals of the New Education Policy 2020 and benefit their learners in different ways. Some of the remarkable advantages of iCloudEMS are given below:
- The New Education Policy emphasizes holistic development of learners to instill them with a logical decision-making power, from school education to the higher education and the iCloudEMS foster learning environment and opens avenues to access learning material from anywhere, anytime. Consequently, learners get opportunity to enrich their creative impulse and critical thinking.
- The New Education Policy promotes learners’ cognitive skills and comprehension abilities instead of emphasizing of the traditional ways of rote learning. The iCloudEMS helps learners to transform themselves into cognitive learners by inculcating life skills to interact and compete with the global learners.
- The New Education Policy focuses on learners’ critical, analytical, comprehensive, and competency-based learning skills and abilities. While iCloudEMS supports learners overcome barriers in developing these skills and makes learning strategies easier.
- The New Education Policy envisions on the learner-centric learning environments and iCloudEMS facilities learner-oriented classroom in a unique way. The classic features of the iCloudEMS fulfil needs of learners as well course instructors.
- The New Education Policy promotes outcome-based education where learners and teachers both are aware of the objectives of the outcome based-education, consequently they focus on the desired outcome to make learning comprehensive and effective. The iCloudEMS has been recognized as a milestone in enhancing efficiency and targeted skills of the twenty-first learners.
- As the NEP reiterates on the extensive use of technology in teaching and learning, removing language barriers, increasing access for Divyang students, and educational planning and management, iCloudEMS has proved to be one of the integral tools of imparting teaching-learning activities.
- The iCloudEMS conforms to the NEP (respect for diversity and respect for the local context in all curricula, pedagogy, and policy, always keeping in mind that education is a concurrent subject) and helps the Higher Education Institutes to impart quality education.
- Being one of the technological tools the iCloudEMS established synergy between learners and the course instructors which is core of the New Education Policy 2020.
- The NEP provides flexibility to the learners, so that learners can opt learning programs of their own choice, and thus decide their own paths in life by showcasing their talents and interests. To enrich teaching-learning experience and make learning learner centric, iCloudEMS helps educational institutes to execute the educational strategies of the NEP in an organized way.
- Being an integrated solution to conduct and manage virtual classroom settings and Online examination management for effectual educational activities, the software iCloudEMS fulfills needs of the NEP to conduct online blended and flipped classes. Thus, it caters needs of the stakeholders as well.