DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN INDIAN EDUCATION: A NEW NORMAL

Dr. Anjali Shokeen, Ms. Banipreet Kaur

Abstract


COVID-19, as a newly emerged contagious disease, has affected the health of many people across the globe. The spread of coronavirus has bounded people to stay indoors and explore the outside world through the use of technology. To follow the guidelines of WHO, the Government bodies all over the globe have forced various offices, schools and other industries to shut down, by implementing sudden lockdowns. Many of these organisations, to protect the health of their employees, asked them to continue their work from home. To curb the effects of coronavirus on students’ academics, institutions have started exploring various online platforms to impart education without any interruptions. In the year 2020, the Indian education system has faced a drastic revolution in adaptation of different digital technologies. To follow covid safety norms and maintain social distancing the need for imparting education through flexible mode has been on peak. Many trends such as eLearning, Learning Management Systems (LMS), Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), Open Educational Resources (OERs) and Free and Open Source Softwares (FOSS), Mobile Learning, Gamified Learning and Learning Analytics started emerging in this period. In this paper, the author has reviewed various papers on the ongoing trends in digital transformation of Indian Education in the pandemic era and also has discussed the rising need of access to technology and digitally competent teachers along with various emerging trends such as Hybrid learning, Internet of things, Blockchain technology, Augmented/Virtual Reality, Globalised Learning that can lead and offer many opportunities for the education sector in post covid scenario.

Keywords


COVID-19, Online education, Digital transformation, trends, new normal

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