Learning is a constant process and since the inception of its being, man has learnt the means to survive through the skills acquired through real life situations. The education we attain in our lives nowadays is twice. First, knowledge imparted in a school environment, and the second through the skills day-to-day bearing throws at us.
In today’s fast paced digital age, it is only imperative that we get attuned to the nuances of digitisation and its benefits. It has been noted that India is poised to become the world’s youngest country by 2020, with an average age of 29 years, and account for around 28 per cent of the world’s workforce. The statistics throw an opportunity to its workforce to fill the expected shortfall and reap the potential demographic dividend. However, the country is currently facing a severe shortage of well-trained and skilled workers. It is this realisation to scale the skill gamut, that suitable initiatives pondered and executed to fill the void of skills being taught in schools and the skills that are required in the job market.
Keeping in view the impending issue of skill development and taking the initiative forward, Elets Technomedia Pvt Ltd had organised the 5th edition of World Education Summit 2015 recently. The two-day expo-cum conference brought the academicians, educational Learning Skills – A Continuous Process experts, policymakers in a single platform to discuss the role of education sector in skill development. The event saw participation of eminent personalities like Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief MInister, Government of Delhi, Dr Daljit Singh Cheema, Minister, Department of School Education, Government of Punjab, Prof Allan Rock, President, University of Ottawa, Canada, Andrew Taggart, Acting Vice Chancellor, Murdoch University, Australia, Kalthoom Al Balooshi, Executive Director, Education Development, Knowledge and Human Development Authority, Dubai, Dr Abdullah Ali Said Al Shibli, Director General for Colleges of Applied Sciences, Ministry of Higher Education, Sultanate of Oman. The expo brought forth innovative solutions like building robotics, tablet learning, tracking child activities in school through secure devices.
The October edition of digitalLEARNING brings to you the first-hand account of the event with detailed analysis of the discussions on how to build an optimum resource of skill development in the education sector. To give an insight on the issues of skill development and role of education sector, the magazine features interactions with school and higher education principal and experts, who brought to the forum an insight to the real problems a child faces apart from the technical glitches like proper school infrastructure or teacher training. The panel discussions brought forth teachers and principal highlighting the role of parents to help build the social as well as the emotional skills to help the child deliver his innate abilities for future vocations.
The edition also includes the refreshed and updated digitalLearning Resource Guide 2015, which not only highlights relevant solution providers working for the education sector, but will also update the consumers about the latest development and innovations in the sector.