Setting the Course of education
july - august 2016

Setting the Course of education

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Ms. Kalthoom

Moving on from the traditional ways of teaching, imparting education is a hightech business today. In line with the global trend, Indian schools and institutions of higher education are fast adopting technologyaided teaching that facilitates greater access to knowledge and the pass-outs are better prepared to face the market. Participants at Elets Technomedia’s legacy event – 7th World Education Summit, New Delhi – will discuss, deliberate and set the future course of education in India.

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Dr. Najma A Heptulla
Former Union Minister for Minority Affairs,
Government of India

Technological innovations, for long an emblem of academic research, may now be changing the very way the schools and higher educational institutions impart teaching and students learn. There has been no other generation more comfortable with online and collaborative technologies than today’s young people — the “digital natives”, who have grown up in an immersive computing environment. Where a notebook and pen may have formed the tool kit of prior generations, today’s students come to class armed with smartphones, laptops and iPods.

In today’s technology-enabled knowledge economy, many schools and universities find themselves facing fresh challenges: how not only to equip students with adequate education in their respective fields of study, but also to arm them with the skills and knowledge required to leverage technology effectively in the workplace.

A shift in the way education has been imparted is necessary because this is the age of information technology — an age that requires that teachers facilitate aggregation of such information by students and not merely give them the bookish knowledge

Antony_DavidGlobal researches have shown that Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) can lead to improved student learning and better teaching methods. A report prepared by the National Institute of Multimedia Education in Japan has proved that an increase in student exposure to educational ICT through curriculum integration has a significant and positive impact on student achievement, especially in terms of knowledge, comprehension, practical and presentation skills in subject areas such as mathematics, science and social study. Ever pondered why do we need ICT in schools? Was education not happening before computers came into existence? Why is this paradigm shift necessary? Well, the shift is necessary because this is the age of information and technology —an age that requires that teachers facilitate aggregation of such information by students and not merely give them the bookish knowledge.

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In view of the paradigm shift happening in the educational sector in India, the need for its management and faculties to adapt to the changes is imperative. Delving into this topic led to the launch of the World Education Summit (WES) by Elets Technomedia Pvt Ltd. Over the years, the Summit has served as platform where academicians, experts on education, edutech industry representatives, policymakers and other stakeholders share their ideas and deliberate on how the education sector in India can be made to keep pace with the global trends, so that the pass-outs are at par with that of any other institution, globally.

The past editions of the Summit, held majorly in New Delhi and Dubai, have visualised emergence of an interesting range of possibilities on how technology is likely to have its impact on the future academic offerings, spurred by innovative faculty research, student engagement and the pursuit of academic collaboration

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Dr Abdulla Al Karam

The past editions of the Summit, held majorly in New Delhi and Dubai, have visualised emergence of an interesting range of possibilities on how technology is most likely to have its impact on the future academic offerings, spurred by innovative faculty research, student engagement and the pursuit of academic collaboration.

The two-day 7th edition of the World Education Summit (WES) 2016, at New Delhi on 5th and 6th of August, will therefore introduce a platform for knowledge sharing amongst the thought leaders, educational experts and industry leaders to discuss and deliberate upon various aspects of education to create an holistic knowledge-based society.

Besides, an exhibition running parallel to the Summit is set to attract more than 1,000 companies, government bodies and educational institutions touching upon topics like current trends in School Education, Higher Education, Vocational Education & Skill Development and ICT initiatives for education in the country.

An exhibition running parallel to the Summit is set to attract over 1,000 companies, government bodies and educational institutions touching upon topics like current trends in School Education, Higher Education, Vocational Education & Skill Development and ICT initiatives for education in the country

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Prof S S Mantha

The exhibition will also push to limelight how the education sector is offering opportunities for Edupreneurs – global or national – to showcase their education technologies, new ideas & innovation and best teaching-learning practices. Not to mention, the WES is the only opportunity to meet 500+ global education leaders and connoisseurs from around the world to face to face, share best practices and discover the technology to fuel the vision of enriching the future of education.

 Amid the august presence of ministers and key policy-makers from all over the globe sharing their vision on Education for All, the Summit aims to create a unique platform of thought exchange. To top it all, it intends to build a strong community around it and offer scope for various business and networking opportunities for education industry professionals and experts.

The dynamics of education sector is evolving and changing rapidly world over and WES 2016 is undeniably one of the best platforms for stakeholders to come together to deliberate, discuss and explore the horizon further.

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