From enhanced engagement to accessibility through interactive and customisable learning, digital transformation has fueled transformational changes in the education ecosystem. Education, as a social institution serving the needs of society, is not only essential but requisite. In addition to being evolutionary and revolutionary, it must also be ever-evolving to face the difficulties of the unpredictable and rapidly changing globalised world. Catering to the education industry through our events since 2005, I have seen the development that increased multi-folds in the last decade. Today, the Indian school education system is one of the largest in the world with nearly 14.89 lakh schools and more than 95 lakh teachers. Alongside, it is expected that India’s higher education market to grow at a CAGR of 10.30% during 2022-2027.
Ably assisted with the advancement of technology, the education sector has come a long way. From 1:1 initiatives, e-Yantra, virtual labs to flipped classrooms, there are a variety of initiatives that transformed the education paradigm with the emergence of technology. Continuing the innovative approach, few states revised their model of evaluation; Recently, Maharashtra reintroduced exams from class III onwards to gauge students’ development right from the primary years.
While a lot of states are focusing on enlarging their educational infrastructure, earlier this month, Bhagwant Mann, Chief Minister of Punjab launched a major infrastructure revamp for medical education in Punjab. The state government has planned to construct 16 new medical institutions in the next five years to build Punjab as an educational hub of India. This space is too less to capture the entire gamut of innovations transforming the education landscape in the country.
With this backdrop, digitalLEARNING magazine is bringing this month’s special edition, which pivots on the innovative initiatives of Maharashtra and Punjab and will also accentuate the rapid innovations in the education sector. The issue will enclose knowledgeable dissemination from the school and higher education figureheads, emphasising the importance of innovation and technology in the landscape of education.
With an overall focus on “Digital Transformation -The way forward”, this special edition will be unveiled at the paramount platform of the Education Innovative Summit in Pune and Chandigarh. Awaiting the housefull, action-packed presence of thought leaders and their keynote deliberations.