Shantanu Rooj and Vipendra Singh
There is no aspect of human life that has been left untouched by technology. Although its entry into the field of education is fairly recent, it has significantly changed the way teaching-learning is transacted. The teacher also has to reinvent and redefine herself and what better tool is there to help her do that than the MOOCs?
As teachers one of our most important qualities should be our enthusiasm to learn. We become good teachers if we are good students ourselves. And yet many of us are afraid of using technology in our classrooms. It is now very easy to assimilate technology into our teaching because of the sheer variety of resources it produces in the field of education. So let’s open our minds and classrooms to technology.
Computing is increasingly being seen as a skill that has vital applications in everyday life. This has to be learned by everyone because they will change the way they see problems. And computational thinking is one aspect of computing that will be of interest to schools and children.
Technology is making waves in the field of education everywhere. Why then has it not really taken off in India? What are the problems that we should consider in this country when building tech driven teachig tools? What kind of EdTech tools are available to us inspite of the many problems?
Mass education and learning is poised to see a big shift in the coming years. We are now at the start of what is being called as
the fourth industrial revolution and education 4.0 is the ability to combine the power of technology, specialized skilling, AI and Machine Learning to create a method that will deliver high quality content. So, will schools as a place to formally learn soon be a thing of the past? Read all about what the future holds for teachers and students in this thought provoking article.
Here is a school, situated just a few hours away from Mumbai which is an experiment in technology, defying the traditional method of education and offering tribal students an opportunity to access knowledge, training and education — all through Open Source technology. The Tamarind Tree School has set up a digital infrastructure where students learn individually on an online Learning Management System. Read more about the philosophy of Open Education in this interesting article.
The road to learning a foreign language is not an easy one, but with the aid of digital technology it can most certainly be made less rocky.
Coding or computer programming is being introduced at the primary level the world over with some schools making it a compulsory part of the curriculum. Ask any child today, and he or she will say that with coding they can do ‘cool things’. This short article takes you through the basics of coding and how and where children can learn about it.
Robotics and Artificial Intelligence is the new buzzword among researchers and scientists. Its evolution is leading to the prediction that in the near future human created computer power will exceed the capabilities of the human brain. Both robotics and AI can be applied in various domains from military and medicine to exploration and entertainment. Read up this article to find out the opportunities that exist for students in this field.
The next big thing in technology is 3D printing. Over the next few years, 3D printing is bound to create a revolution of sorts. At the school level, this exciting area can be introduced to the children, provided schools are able to afford a 3D printer. Low- cost solutions are also available with contents that can be reasonably aligned with the school curriculum. Read up on this exciting technology.