The recent years have witnessed a surge in initiatives in the Indian schools to introduce children to the world of tablets and laptops a tender age. These visionary steps are adopted in order to accustom the children with the world of technology and communication. So far, the steps have proven beneficial in some cases while dubious is others but whatever they may be, they are here to change the entire Indian education and society.
The apparent benefits
The superficially observable benefits of the schemes are many and varied. The introduction of students to high-tech devices like tablets and laptops is a genuine advantage for them as they get accustomed to such marvels of technology at such tender ages. The ways to use such gadgets and their applications are much more lucid to them than before. Such benefits will help the upcoming generations in the long run as they will be more skilled and technology friendly than their forefathers. The society will get the benefits of education, communication and technology in a completely new way. Transformation of the nation as well as the society on the grounds of education and skill development will become an absolute realizable dream.
The controversies in the horizon
The aforesaid schemes though beneficial, often turn out to be the hives of controversies. The uneven distribution of such schemes is a major concern for the nation. The poorer and oppressed sections of the society still remain isolated from its benefits while the rich enjoy the privileges with élan courtesy their money and opportunity. The ways in which the gadgets are distributed among the students and the opportunistic minds working in the background to rake in political, economic and social mileage are a real concern in this regard. Often such schemes are embroiled in financial discrepancies which again put a question behind the moral backbone of the entire framework. Private schools have in fact made such initiatives a medium to rake in hordes of money from the pupils while endorsing products of specific brands.
Learn, not earn
The current political and social framework has ensured that millions of dollars are being spent for the sake of the development of the nation and its people especially the children. The schools have to take the responsibility that such marvels of technology are spent for the betterment of the child’s brain and not for enriching the coffers of the institutes. The people associated with such initiatives must feel that they have the future of an entire nation and the upcoming generations in their hands and hence they must be careful with the steps they take. It must be remembered that a laptop in someone’s hand must be a means to learn and not earn.
The silver lining in the sky
The implementation of introducing young minds to tablets and laptops at young ages has indeed showed good results in short time. The learning skills and capabilities of the students have surely increased as a result. As the individuals grow, slowly the goodness of the phenomenon will be infected among the masses which will lead the entire future generations and the nation to the path of prosperity and growth in the long run.