A STUDY OF PROLIFERATION OF DIGITAL LITERACY IN INDIAN HIGHER EDUCATION SECTOR

Dr. NITI SAXENA

Abstract


The recent upsurge of digitization in education industry has totally changed the teaching-learning scenario in the whole world including India to a great extent. The boost of technology in the higher education arena has made imparting education convenient and stress-free for both students and educators. Business Schools across the globe are gradually implementing digital teaching solutions and tools as a gateway to make the classroom atmosphere more comprehensive and participatory. As students have to correlate their classroom learning with the practical and actual business world, the true revolution in education can only be achieved via digitization of education so that students can learn at their own pace both within and outside the classroom scenario. With the advent of introduction of many educational tools using digital technology and availability of new softwares, more than 100,000 schools and colleges in India have initiated the use of various dimensions of digital technology. The quality of higher education scenario in India today is highly influenced and simplified by the propagation of digital innovative tools and solutions of educational technological advancements. Cloud learning is starting to be looked at seriously by many educational institutions as a replacement or supplement to their traditional teaching practices. The use of internet, tablets, smartphones, personal computers, laptops and social media platforms and applications like Facebook and others have a far more enriching impact on proliferation and spread of digital education than one can imagine. The present paper seeks to evaluate the opportunities and accessibility of digital education in India and the the potential bottlenecks involved with measures to overcome them.

Keywords


Cloud learning,Digital,Digitization, Education, technology

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