Technology: Panacea for Educational Fault Lines
December 2015

Technology: Panacea for Educational Fault Lines

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The recently held ruling of the Hon’ble Supreme Court to scrap quota in Higher Education Institutions in National Interest has created the much expected political furore and dilemma as to who shall bell the cat.

The twin challenges of access and quality have been the persistent fault lines of our education system which in the case of higher Education assumes the third challenge of directionality.

Technological Interventions in Education have, however, induced a silent but substantial transformation meeting out both the classic issues of access and quality as well as making a dent in the philosophical confines of directionality as well, a matter of great interest in the ongoing consultations on National Education Policy.

This lead story in this issue of digitalLEARNING wraps up the intellectual quest of this momentous year with a wider consultation cum inquiry into this impending Role, Relevance & Impact of Technology in Bridging the Educational Fault Lines.

Medical Education has find a special feature in this year end issue, with an elaborate commentary as to how technology is helping achieving the 1:1000 Doctor to Population ratio.

The existing higher education superstructure of the country has found little mention in the ongoing NEP Consultations. At digitalLEARNING, we have taken a stand to take due cognizance of the same. Creating Affordability of Higher Technical Education is yet another theme which has been captured in this year end issue.

We have introduced a new feature dLANALYTICS whereby we intend to analyse one or the other aspects concerning the spectrum of education in the digital era. This issue carries a quick analysis of MHRD e-Content platforms.

I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to be an integral part of the exemplary journey of digitalLEARNING for the coming year.

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