How technology-enabled learning will shape the future of education

It has become clear as a result of the epidemic that education and technology can and must be integrated to reach more pupils, particularly those in rural and isolated locations. “Technology and education can work together to make inclusion in classrooms a reality,” says Anuradha Sridhar, head of curriculum development and training at the Aditya Birla Education Academy, which is located in Mumbai. 

“When technology is included into the learning process, certain pupils outperform the norm.“ Students can better understand abstract notions in biology and physics thanks to the emergence of virtual reality.” Abstract concepts in biology and physics have become visual thanks to the advent of virtual reality. Because of simulations, computer-aided learning, and robots, students can now gain hands-on experience in their studies.


One of the most significant advantages of technology in education is that it makes it more accessible to all pupils in every way possible. As Sridhar notes, “inclusion presents itself in a number of different ways.” “Students with learning difficulties can learn at their own pace thanks to technological advancements. Those who are blind or visually challenged can benefit from the usage of audio aids. Students in faraway locations can be accessible thanks to technological advancements.”

Consequently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s National Digital Education Architecture (N-DEAR) programme arrives at an appropriate time—at a time when educators have already embraced technology, while students and parents are becoming more aware of its advantages. The Prime Minister has indicated that the N-DEAR is expected to contribute in the eradication of inequity in India’s educational system, which was announced at the time of the program’s debut.

In recent years, technology has invaded a wide range of facets of our work and personal life. Over the last year and a half, there has been a particularly favourable environment for technology-enabled learning to establish itself as the default backbone of educational systems. In addition to being the most successful method of increasing access to education, it has the potential to alleviate inequalities while also improving learning results through the use of personalised learning and multi-sensory instruments.

According to Shourie Chatterjee, chief digital officer of Schoolnet India, an Edtech service provider, “We are excited for the launch of this integrated platform (N-DEAR) that will bring together five core stakeholders—student, parent, teacher, administrator, and community member—as well as market players.” The integration of diverse sectors of education in order to make it simpler and more efficient is a positive development.

A successful teaching-learning ecosystem requires that educators and technologists work together in concert with learning scientists to implement new insights gained through research. Researchers have uncovered considerable overlaps and connections between the work of neuroscientists and that of educational psychologists, according to their findings. Many active learning approaches, such as idea interleaving and the use of multi-sensory content, have been shown to improve the learning results of individual students in studies. Chatterjee believes that a deliberate effort is needed to integrate the concepts of learning sciences into teaching at all levels, from the institutional level to the level of the individual teacher.


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