Learning Today: Mobile, Virtual, Interactive
With the growing demand of technology in education, it is imperative that technology is playing a big role in transforming the way education is imparted. There is a growing affinity by the Indian youth for new technologies and products such as tablets, notebooks, LMS and IWB, educational institutes and schools as there is a huge potential for technology to be integrated into education industry. The session ‘Learning Today: Mobile, Virtual, Interactive’ highlights expert opinion on the effective methods of learning
We lay too much emphasis on effective methods of teaching, whereas we should concentrate on effective methods of learning, says Dr P Balakrishna Shetty, Vice Chancellor, Sri Siddhartha Academy of Higher Education, Tumkur
How can the classrooms be made better? Through answer first and discuss next approach – in each class instead of giving a lecture, we should involve each student in an assessment form. In this technique, faculty members question the students first and then start taking the class as per the students’ knowledge and the responses given in the answer sheet, making the class interactive. Advanced technology is another tool which helps in complete understanding of the subject to the student. Mechanically imposing data and overwhelming amount of information will not help students in decision making or making them wiser. Students can learn only by stimulating intellectual energy and striving for all-round development of the students by involving them in various social projects.
The Indian automotive industry today is the fourth largest automotive market by volume and it contributes to seven per cent of the country’s GDP, with more than six million vehicles to be sold by 2020.This has led to strong human resource requirement in the industry, where at present we have 19 million people directly or indirectly employed in the automotive sector in India today, according to the Make in India website. This number is expected to touch 40 million by 2022, pointing to a huge requirement of automotive professionals to keep the booming Indian market sustainable in terms of human resource. There is an alarming skills gap in the auto ready industry professionals in the country that needs immediate attention. The last impact which is very strongly felt is the influence of consumer electronics and the gamification of learning concepts.
Today’s generation is driven by aspiration and ambition but with certain other features. The purchasing power of people has gone up because of increasing opportunities and better welfare of parents. And the availability is dependent on the demand, which drives the supply. Besides, there are lots of business models available nowadays with the support of technologies.
POINTS TO PONDER:
- Answer first and discuss next- an effective method of learning
- Usage of advanced technology
- Involvement of social projects necessary
- Human resource requirement in automotive industry
- 40 million automotive professionals required by 2022
- Gap in auto-ready industry professionals
- Quality of research output falling down
- Focus on the course, learning of the student and the outcome of the course
- Important drivers of learning are utility, desire, availability and cost