In conversation with Elets News Network (ENN), Kiran Dham, CEO & MD, Globus Infocom Ltd shared the initiatives taken for quality teaching are changing the way education was delivered making it more impactful & engaging.
A make in India brand with a presence of around 2 decades, how the education industry has transformed over the years? What is the current trend in the ed-tech space?
Today the traditional education realm has digitized completely and has transformed the way education had been delivering, processing & perceiving. The key factors behind the rising digital market in India are: increasing demand from various segments, expanding smart phone users, easy access of internet, and increasing participation at the Government level. All these elements are fuelling the technology infusion in education segment which eventually is creating a model learning ecosystem making education more receptive. Advanced technologies like Artificial intelligence, Cloud-based platforms, Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality are also creating a niche place in the field of education. It is giving a different perspective & dimension to the pedagogical methods.
E-learning contents are designed to present a holistic picture with video supplements, which makes learning lot more interesting as learners now utilise both visual and audio senses. Innovative ICT solutions like Virtual Classrooms, Video Conferencing etc have been instrumental in removing multiple barriers in providing access to education in the country. Such solutions have gained momentum in driving quality education to the nooks and corner of the country.
What are the initiatives taken to improve the quality of teaching and learning in institutions for a holistic educational experience?
To keep up with this globalised world, schools and colleges are introducing various technological innovations in classrooms to give students all round development and growth. The implementation of interactive classroom solutions, encouragement to collaborate & enquire, easy access of information via technological & Digital resources are changing the way education was delivered making it more impactful & engaging. Today innovations like implementation of advanced pedagogical methods like Digital labs, virtual learning solutions having rich resources which are not only focussed on the academic development but they also help in giving a comprehensive growth of the learner.
Globus Infocom was a part of the technology integrated education initiative taken by Directorate of Higher Education, Goa. What were the solutions provided for the students and how successful was this objective?
Globus Infocom provided 62 smart classrooms & 4 Virtual Classroom solutions that are installed in 4 government colleges of Goa at Sanquelim, Khandola, Quepem&Bordaunder Directorate of higher education, Goa. The 62 smart classrooms & 4 Virtual classrooms are not only providing top class learning solutions, but also connect the four institutes virtually, for resource sharing. This solution allows students to communicate, discuss, watch videos, presentations, share files, and assess in real time via live streaming through an online platform Learning Management System (LMS) Software which functions as a comprehensive online learning platform to host virtual sessions. This initiative is greatly improving the quality of teaching & learning in colleges &has put forth a modern pedagogy for the holistic educational experience.
Tell us about the collaborations with several state governments for providing high end edtech solutions to schools.
Globus Infocom has the honour of providing & installing various high end technological solutions to prestigious Government establishments across India. To name a few, we have recently installed advanced state of the art Digital Language Lab solutions in 36 Schools under Department of education, Government of Haryana, Kashi Vidyapeeth University, Varanasi for Digital labs, e-library, computer science lab & hi-tech seminar & auditorium halls, Comprehensive Virtual Classroom solution in Department of Police, Government of Uttar Pradesh for their intensive training requirements at 49 locations across Uttar Pradesh and many more.
What are the opportunities that you are planning to tap in the Tier II & Tier III cities? Also, highlight your future expansion plans in the ed-tech space?
Our future scope of work is focussed on expanding our channel base & penetrating more Tier 2 & Tier 3 cities with an aim of making technology accessible in interior regions of India. We believe that the future lies in access of technology, collaboration & safer & secure environment, thus we look forward to implement technologies like Cloud based solutions, AI, Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality to provide future oriented technological offerings in the field of Education. In the line of existing English language lab solutions& K-12 content, we have plans to add more subjects like Hindi, Maths& Sanskrit offering integrated subject learning. Adding in the wide range of solutions, we will be adding 3D science lab with complete integration of hardware & software making science topics more interesting & engaging. Globus Infocom believes in constant development & upgradation of technologies & in coming years will be adding the best of global technologies in the Indian learning ecosystem.