To continue the learning process amidst coronavirus pandemic, digital education is a must. Like other countries our India is trying to adapt digital education by arranging a digital ecosystem. This digital ecosystem in our education system can give us our desired life!
We all know that there is teacher shortage in India. The advent of interactive digital education can solve the shortage of teachers in our country. Moreover, digital tools connect students with different types of perspectives which will help them to grow properly. Digital tools will also help students in engaging themselves. Nevertheless, the educationists have to think about the proper implementation of these tools. In this way, digital education can be effective for all. The most important thing about digital education is that every student should have the access and flexibility to attend the classes. In India, the quality of education varies from school to school.
In English medium schools, the quality of education is quite good. But in most other schools the quality of education is questionable. If Indian government can ensure digital education all over the country, the discrimination of education quality can be reduced. But India is facing inadequate internet service, slow internet speed, no standard policy, parenting issues, teacher training etc problems. Besides, all of the educational institutions remain closed for the increasing rate of coronavirus cases. In this situation, online education is kind of a bright light in the darkness. India is trying best to minimize the problems.
National Optical Fiber Network (NOFN) now known as Bharat Network is trying to connect all the panchayats. According to the government, every Gram Panchayat will get 100 Mbps bandwidth from Bharat Network. In this way, everyone, especially the rural Indian learners, will get access in online education.
Like Bharat Network, National Knowledge Network (NKN) provides a high speed network for educational institutions in our country. Only some institutions can take the full advantage of this network. That’s why NKN is becoming flexible and expanding rapidly. Though technological intervention cannot substitute human connections, teachers are trying their best to overcome this. Indian government is planning to arrange training for the teachers to make them technically sound and psychologically alright. These steps will help the students a lot. Already students have become digitally literate as well as good learners. As education becomes smoother, students are enjoying the learning process. This digital education is paving our desired path and making us more hopeful.