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Sparkling revolution in Higher Education

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Dr Ravi Gupta

In COVId-19 pandemic, each level of education sector faces its unique challenges, it is the higher education segment that may end up, triggering a learning revolution. Universities are distinctive in that their students are both old enough to handle the rigours of online work and technologi- cally savvy enough to navigate new platforms. the real challenge lies for the higher Educational Institutions. can traditional, campus-based universities adapt by choosing the right technologies and approaches for educating and engaging their students? the successes and failures that unfold should give us all a better grasp of what is possible.

Video-conferencing apps like zoom, Microsoft teams google Meet are throwing universities a lifeline. however, teachers are still struggling to maintain the same depth of engagement with students they could have in a classroom setting. they need to find solutions — and fast — to avoid a dip in the quality of education they are providing. Online education platforms can play a useful role by tapping their expertise in online programme design, choice of tech platform, and digital marketing to develop the best content either with or for the traditional players.

Education institutions have quickly realized that remote learning is just a baby step experiment in the long journey to offering online education that has been conceived as such, which includes effective student engagement tools and teacher training. Some of the partnerships sparked between universities, online education companies and tech providers may continue beyond the pandemic.

Also read: Higher Education: Pathway for economic development

In this month’s issue on top higher Education Listings, we have tried to highlight how higher ed- ucational institutions have tackled the pandemic. With admission and placement season almost over, how the institutions have tried to inculcate the effect of coronavirus.

Our special story talks out the challenges and opportunities for higher education institutions. With dedicated listing pages for placement, infrastructure and admission, this issue of digital- LEarNINg Magazine will help parents and students to select better.

With host of articles by industry leaders and special story, we hope our latest endeavor would evoke invaluable feedback of our esteemed readers.

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