The government has launched a much-needed revolution in the school system through the new education policy to prepare students for the rapidly evolving digital landscape and global ecosystem.
The new educational policy focuses on an experience-oriented, integrated, student-oriented, collaboration-based and analysis-oriented pedagogy that aims at the holistic development of the child. Technology will play a huge role in achieving these goals. To keep up with digital transformation around the world, educators and school leaders need to use technology as a key tool to shape our children’s future.
Let’s discuss the key principles of the new education policy and how technology can help educators drive implementation in each area:
Encourage unique student skills
AI can also alert educators to tasks where the majority of students are having difficulty, so educators can work on areas for improvement and make the classroom inclusive for all. It offers students the opportunity to experiment and learn in a relatively neutral environment and offers personalized learning environments.
Promote critical thinking
Incorporating learning games for grammar practice can increase student motivation and lead to better bonding. Educators can design creative, goal-oriented assignments that improve students’ problem-solving skills and encourage innovative thinking.
Integration of professional learning at all levels
Educators can use simulations and get students to work on professional projects that recreate real-world situations in the virtual world. Coding applications can be introduced in junior classes to develop technical acumen
Recorded sessions would be very helpful for learners to cope with the rest and educators would not be affected by new carpenters. Working students can continue their education through online distance learning programs.
Tracking individual learning outcomes
Real-time data analysis and the use of AI enable educators to effectively track individual progress. You may also be able to analyze trends across the class and take appropriate action. The technology enables educators to move to competency-based assessments.
The integration of technology helps to combine theory with practice and to develop valuable, lifelong skills and strategies. For example, virtual laboratories are now possible for experimentation. Online technology enables students to collaborate and share ideas and discoveries. Educators need to emphasize conceptual understanding rather than memorization. You can use 3D videos and mockups to explain difficult concepts more tangibly and clearly, and to help students build better foundations.
Technology in the hands of great educators can be life changing for students. It enables educators to grow beyond linear, textbook-based learning and engage students in a meaningful way. Educators can use a variety of online resources and educational websites to create meticulous lesson plans to enhance the virtual learning experience. It also gives educators a breather from routine administrative tasks that add little to the quality of teaching. Any tool that saves educators time and effort will ultimately further advance the quality of education. AI tools can assist educators by enabling automation of admission, learning, tutoring, assessments and feedback sharing. MOOCs can extend the reach of learning materials to everyone and were made possible by cloud computing. School management needs to recognize the need to be open to new innovations.
(The author is Business Head, Unthinkable Solutions LLP. Views expressed are personal.)