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2nd School Tech Summit: Redefining Equity to Learning through Technology

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Elets Technomedia and digitalLEARNING Magazine are organizing virtual ‘2nd School Tech Summit’ on 31st July, 2020. It will be the second full day conclave of the series. Eminent speakers from the school industry will take discuss the future of school education in the world of post COVID era. The panelists will enlighten the usage of technology and importance of value-based learning in our schools.

Dr MVV Prasada Rao, Director, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)- There was no other substitute other than technology in the COVID world. The COVID has thrown a great challenge. It was growing very slow during initial stages but now it’s compulsory for schools.

Dr MVV Prasada Rao – Now Technology is inseparable from education sector. Without technology what would have happened to education sector in this crisis. We need to address certain things- internet speed and accessibility, gadgets. Now technology is the only option.

Dr MVV Prasada Rao – I am very happy the govt has come up with the NEP in right time. It will enhance the education sector in the country.

Dr MVV Prasada Rao – The BEd colleges are grown immensely but the quality is very bad.

Dr MVV Prasada Rao – The CBSE is training the teachers immensely from last any years.

Dr MVV Prasada Rao – The ATL Labs are doing commendable jobs. We have developed DIKSHA for students. We have e-Pathshala which has audio and videos content for students. We are upgrading and up skilling the teachers.

Dr MVV Prasada Rao – The development of new professional skills within teachers and listening skills for students much needed.

Dr MVV Prasada Rao – The curriculum can be related to life skill values which can provide much needed for our students.

Om Pathak, Founder & Chairman, DPSG Society & Selaqui International School, Dehradun- All the teachers are putting their best to provide quality content to students in this pandemic. From last four, it’s been a very hard for teachers.

Om Pathak – I welcome the New Education Policy, which the govt brought after 34 years. The new policy will address many things which were pending from last three decades. With NEP, the focus is shifted to competency of child. The stress of students will be reduced with NEP.

Om Pathak – There will be a new test for teachers to qualify for teaching. The implementation will be very tough for the govt. It will be a herculean task. It’s very unfortunate the govt and private being discussed across the country. The private schools have done better than govt ones.

Om Pathak – Private and govt schools must collaborate for the good of education. Education must be service not public service.

Om Pathak – Teacher is irreplaceable and cannot be substituted by the technology. Technology can enhance the education sector. Teachers need motivation in this crisis and they can do wonders.

Om Pathak – The COVID fast tracked the usage of technology in education sector. There will be challenges as internet and devices for students. We must find new ways tackle the crisis. The AI is coming in a big way.

Om Pathak – These days a parent goes to 20 schools before finalizing one. If the quality of pedagogy is good then the intake of students will increase.

Om Pathak – Private schools must be addressed to grow but should be watched. We should leverage the private schools to grow.

Om Pathak – Education is the single empowerment tool which can change the face of the country. We need to work on it to become the Global Guru. We need to work the students in rural areas.

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