IMPORTANCE OF DIGITALIZATION AND E-LEARNING
“Digitalized education and healthcare is the key to building a strong economy”~ Dr. Sudhir Giri
Digitalization is a process that involves the conversion of existing processes into digital forms. With the emergence of the internet, digitalization has reached every part of the world.
India has also taken many initiatives in this context. The government of India adopted the “Digital India” campaign in the year 2015. They undertook this to promote the applications of the internet throughout the country.
Digitalization is the backbone of the social and economic growth of the country. Many fields like banking, healthcare, education, fashion, media, etc. have adopted digitalization to a vast extent.
The sphere of education is constantly developing and the use of technology in education is one of the biggest revolutions that has redefined the learning method.
The addition of technology to the ecosystem of education for its improvement has been discussed and debated for many years.
Realizing its innumerable benefits, schools, colleges, and universities are building smart classrooms to provide an all-inclusive learning experience to students.
Dr. Sudhir Giri, a farsighted edupreneur, has always stayed ahead of time and has stayed updated about the technological progression. He is always eager to match pace with the growing advancements.
Shri Venkateshwara University is one of the biggest universities in Uttar Pradesh, and under the expert leadership and guidance of Dr. Sudhir Giri, it has evolved and shown remarkable growth in recent years.
Dr. Giri, a pioneer and visionary, has made the best of facilities available to the students. He is an admirer of technology and has made sure that all the institutes and schools have digitalized classrooms, conference halls, projectors, computerized laboratories, and high-speed internet, for holistic development and advancement of students and educators.
The adoption of digital classrooms and e-learning in schools and colleges has become a very common practice and has changed the entire learning experience. Digital learning has proven to be highly beneficial for students in various ways:
· It creates an engaging and interactive environment
Integration of technology in daily teaching practices helps create interest among students. It makes learning enjoyable.
Teachers can teach the same syllabus in unique and creative ways. Smart classrooms enable a teacher to take the students on a virtual tour.
They can show a manufacturing unit or may describe chemical processes with the help of interesting videos. Through this mode of teaching, they can teach even boring and complex subjects in a much easier and more interesting manner.
· Gives quick access to information: With the help of newer technologies, it becomes very easy for students to look up any information on any subject they want.
Even teachers can search for any valuable info on the internet and save a lot of time.
The domain of the internet has infinite information on the subjects being taught in the class. Educators can use this online information to support their lessons and help students understand better.
· It prepares students for the future: E-learning and digitalized classrooms help students to become future-ready. These methods lay emphasis on ways that are constructive and collaborative and guide students toward a real-world approach to learning.
A digitally supported environment helps students develop skills that contribute to building stronger skills which would come in handy in colleges, universities, and industries.
It also helps in the development of many practical skills like creating presentations, learning to identify reliable sources on the Internet, maintaining online etiquette, and many more.
We should teach these skills at a young age, as they can help prepare students for future digital and industrial demands.
· It creates learning opportunities for educators and teachers: Digitalized modes of education are not just beneficial for students, but also for teachers as they can enhance their teaching skills with the help of technology.
Online assessments, Virtual lessons, and grading software help educators increase accuracy and also save a lot of time.
During the pandemic, digitalization played a major role in promoting and providing education.
For almost 2 years, all the classes were held online, both in schools and colleges.
With the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, the world witnessed a massive shift toward digitalization. Because of digitalization, all school and college-going students received education through online modes.
Concerned for the safety of the teachers and students in mind, Shri Venkateshwara University and all other schools and educational institutions running under the Venkateshwara Group of Institutions held all the classes in online mode.
Dr. Giri made sure that we made all the required facilities available to the teachers and students for studying online during the pandemic period so that their studies are not affected.
New digital devices also helped doctors understand the effects of Covid-19.
With the help of various digital technologies, doctors and healthcare workers could detect and treat patients in a much better way.