With the growing inux of technology in education, there is a growing impact witnessed in the sector. The stakeholders from the education sector still believe that the traditional way of teaching cannot be replaced completely by the technological advancements. The session dwells into the pros and cons of technology usage in the education framework
DR. VINAYAK N SHET, Principal, Goa College of Engineering
The teaching in the classroom using the chalk is essential. One has to come up with something creative as copy-and-paste practice will not be much helpful. The teachers should be more interactive and an eye-to-eye contact should be developed while teaching
The teaching in the classroom using the chalk is essential. One has to come up with something creative as ‘copy and paste’ practice will not be much helpful. The teachers should be more interactive and an eye to eye contact should be developed while teaching. Further, reading habit among students is diminishing these days because they want that every content must be available on mobile and on other technical platforms virtually. We, as an institution, are providing 26 books for the students per year for two semesters. However, there might be a few books which are written even without opening a page. Also, with the SMS language coming up, students’ way of writing has been affected. So, we should emphasise on a proper reading and writing method, apart from learning extra from the technology.
There is no doubt that the technological advancement will certainly help education to improve. With the advancement in technology, education can be more effective and efficient. However, does education only mean aiming at the information transfer? A skilled driver crosses the red light, a case like Nirbhaya gangrape takes place, highly-educated engineers indulge in crime activities- is this the education that we are imparting? There is a need to focus more on education. It is been witnessed at many places that what a person is supposed to do is actually not doing that. It is good that today we have various technological advancements like mobile computing or other kinds of digital communication. However, the need is to focus majorly on our primary education, which will be actually a useful educator in the future. Generally, in India, we have 30 per cent having the higher education, but what about the 70 per cent who don’t even get newspapers. So, before heading towards the higher education, we need to concentrate more on the primary education
POINTS TO PONDER:
- Chalk and talk method to remain
- Under virtual method, student loses interest
- Emphasis required on reading-and-writing method
- Focus should be on primary education
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