Learning the Interactive Way!
April 2010

Learning the Interactive Way!

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Technological advancements have an unprecedented effect on the methods of teaching-learning process globally developing the concept of  the ‘Classroom of the Future’ as an extremely advanced and modified picture. It is continuously promoting shift in paradigm of learning from teacher-centric to learner centric. Concept of multimedia in education, though not new, has gained momentum recently; with integration of voice, data and video shared resources creating synergistic effect. The convergence of media and education is also encouraging change in the curriculum in universities all across the world.

Interactive Whiteboards are emerging as powerful pedagogical innovation in area of teaching and learning. Of late Audio-Visual aids have become one of the most effective and advanced mode of  communicating with people. With 4.9 million classrooms in 1.2 million schools of which 1.6m are in Private schools (private schools only represent 19% of the total number of schools), the Indian market clearly provides a significant market opportunity for suppliers of IT equipment, says the report. One million Interactive Whiteboards will be sold globally in 2010 according to a Futuresource Consulting  report. The Interactive Whiteboard (IWB) phenomenon continues to take hold, with nearly 750,000 boards sold worldwide in 2009 and the market on track to top 1 million sales in 2010, according to a new strategic report from Futuresource Consulting.

The future picture of the IWBs and multimedia equipments in terms of its usage and demand will be higher and it is crystal clear, say experts and market leaders. There is an obvious major boom to see in the education sector in India in terms of using technology in comparison to the global scenario. The observations say that India will undoubtedly become one of the world’s largest ICT markets in the coming years as the country already has an exceptional world class infrastructure of knowledgeable expert companies fully capable of delivering highly effective ICT implementations nationwide. digitalLEARNING explores the issue further…

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