Educomp’s Shantanu Prakash, talks about the changes India’s education system needs in its smart classes
The founder of Educomp, Shantanu Prakash shared the need for an innovative approach, and stressed on the fact that changing trends needed to revamp the digital education for India’s education system. According to him, majority of the ‘smart’ classes right now is only concentrated around Tier 1 and Tier 2 areas due to the large focus on Ed-Tech by the urban population.
Prakash added that the digital education system should also be introduced in the remote as well as rural areas of the country, especially the ones that requires infrastructure support. To make digital education more feasible, it is important to create network which links students, teachers and mentors.
According to the Educomp founder, a large number of schools are limiting themselves to an internet connection, a projector and basic educational videos only, which are just limited to touching the surface of education technology. Prakash explained that a smart class is more than a projector and a computer.
Daniel Newman, CEO of the Broadsuit Media group, counts artificial intelligence and gamification as important facets that need to be explored extensively. Virtual reality is equally responsible to give students a panoramic view to some extent, giving them a panoramic view to some of their syllabus. For example, a 3D view of Carbon Dioxide molecule will give the students a better understanding of molecules formation.
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As far as innovation through ed-tech goes, gamification offers one the best functions to smart education instrument.The Mixture of fun learning creates an environment which makes sure of technology essentials without creating the atmosphere of boredom For instance, considering nursery or primary school children responds to a friendlier cartoon character who teaches them mathematics step by step. When the school going will learn the mechanism and concept of a particular topic, the curiosity to learn will grow multifold, creating a two-way communication of question and answer session.
Artificial intelligence like ‘Siri’ can answer to children’s complex inquisitiveness. That’s just the outside shell of an artificial intelligence. Advanced AI can use machine-learning to study a student’s characteristics and can create a personalized report by assessing their weak and strong points. Furthermore, the report can be used to create plans for the chapters and creates personalized learning roadmaps for the student.
Currently, India has a school dropout rate of less than 40%, which is decreasing faster as standards of Indian education system are getting better. Shantanu Prakash reveals that at the current pace, it will take 10 years for digital education to penetrate in pan India schools. For this, the government needs to up their smart India campaign by making digital education accessible to all.
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