Blended Learning, Multimedia Content and Supportive Teaching Tools to Promote Student Engagement

In teaching through technology, we have to stop looking at engagement throughKunal Sharma content. Context is more important than content. We conducted an experiment, where we converted a sixth-grade science textbook into a comic. Students read through their entire science textbooks in exactly two days. So by changing context you can get students’ interest.

Kunal Sharma, Founder & Director, Mexus Education

Ganesh SThere is only one percent penetration of interactive displays in India, while other countries like Moscow, Russia, and China have far greater adoption. So as a technology provider, we are working with our ecosystem to ensure that some of these problems are captured in our future products. Also, the future lies in 3-D stereoscopic, which is more engaging for students.

Ganesh S, Business Development Manager, DLP Products, Texas Instruments (India) Ltd

Prof (Dr) Fong Soon FookOur project e-Pronounce is an ongoing research project. It aims at learning correct pronounciation using phonetic symbols. We wanted to have something to bridge the language divide for people in the non-native English environment. The objective is pedagogy first and technology second.

Prof (Dr) Fong Soon Fook, Professor, School of Educational Studies, Universiti Sains Malaysia

I believe it’s not just about hardware and software. It is not even about how weMark Parkinson, apply technology. It’s about completely re-thinking the way we personalise learning spaces and learning experiences. It means we place the students at the core, and let them set their goals. Instead of teachers, we should have coaches. This personal coaching leads to personal accountability for the students. Even the assessments have to be on the basis of knowledge instead of running after grades or marks.

Mark Parkinson, Executive Director, Head of School, Kunskapsskolan Eduventures, Gurgaon

Prabhakar Rao PolasaniEducation should not be limited to reading or writing, it must be understood, applied and reasoned. Also, with digital learning and internet, a lot of resources are available for the students. We are introducing the tablet PCs with pre-loaded content to reduce paperwork.Prabhakar Rao Polasani, Chairman, Rao’s Group of Educational Institutions, Hyderabad

Sundaram RamaswamyOur core function is to digitise data that is written by hand to business processable data. We designed a digital pen with the prime purpose of not wasting human time for completely nonproductive things. I believe any new technology faces problems of adaptation and adaptability. No technology is bad. It only fails when it is wrongly implemented.

Sundaram Ramaswamy, Chief Executive Officer, Xcallibre Digital Pen Solutions Pvt Ltd

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