How technology is changing school education

Learning modules, educational content, assessment of child progress, generation and analysis of school report cards, ensuring effective communication between schools and parents, GPS tracking of school transport; automation has successfully taken over all jobs

The education system is an integral pillar of the country. These are the institutions that shape students and provide India with skilled talent that can drive the country’s growth forward. The pandemic outbreak has caused various disruptions in the market. However, the sector was resilient in its approach and quickly embarked on the road to recovery. Digital being the pivotal element, it wanted to be part of digital transformations.

Digital adoption is changing the face of India’s school education system

Since then, technology has rapidly changed the market. The surge in adoption of ed-tech platforms and those enabling online learning is a prime example. As we have faced three other waves in the last two years, the impact of technology on the sector has been significant. Now, the digital revolution is expected to change the face of Indian school education system.

Automation will be the new normal

Just like other industries, automation has also made its way into the education segment. Educational institutions, especially schools, have leveraged the power of ERP software to bridge the gaps in teaching and learning. It is expected that this new age technology will become the new standard for schools in the future.

According to reports by Modor Intelligence, the global enterprise resource planning (ERP) for schools market size in 2020 was valued at $8.05 billion. It is expected to reach the $18.82 billion mark by 2026 and grow at a CAGR of 16.2%. The study further highlights that the Asia-Pacific region, especially India, is the fastest growing market. He further indicates that schools want to ride the ERP wave and that this trend will accelerate in the future.

At present, this new era technology plays a vital role in the seamless management of schools by reducing work redundancy by establishing a centralized database system. With ERP software, schools can operate with a data-driven approach and manage operations remotely but smoothly. With this solution, not only do students have access to high-end educational experiences, but even parents have the chance to get closer to their child’s school life. They are updated on their child’s progress at school in real time.

Whether it is learning modules, educational content, assessment of child progress, generation and analysis of report cards, effective communication between schools and parents, monitoring school transport GPS; automation has successfully taken over all work requiring human intervention. It is therefore thanks to automation that schools have been able to do without paper in the truest sense of the word!

Personalization and personalization of educational experiences with Artificial Intelligence

Previously, each concept was taught in the same way to all students in the class. However, with digitization, education is now personalized and personalized. Using artificial intelligence and machine learning, educational content can be personalized to each student’s needs to ensure they have access to premium educational experiences. By tracking student progress, the technology analyzes where students are struggling and should pay more attention. They then customize the content according to their needs to better understand the concepts.

Education becomes interactive and engaging with immersive technologies

Gone are the days when learning was done on blackboards with other visually appealing additional content. However, nowadays, education has become engaging and interactive as institutes, as well as ed-tech platforms, have the opportunity to get creative with digital content. They have the freedom to embrace innovations and curate content in a new-age way. Therefore, they are able to offer holistic learning experiences by offering a perfect balance between theoretical knowledge and practical learning. In this way, education now becomes an enjoyable experience for the students compared to the conventional approach which was commonplace.

Education: Anytime, Anywhere Concept

Education has now become an anytime, anywhere concept. Currently, students can learn flexibly, at their own pace and convenience. All of this has been facilitated by technology. Digital adoption has helped effectively bridge the gap between parents and teachers. New age technologies have played a major role in enabling distance and blended learning. They are changing the landscape of Indian education segment and will also shape its future. The education segment will grow and prosper in the coming times and advancements in technology will be a major factor in this growth.

Norma A. Roth