Over the past few years, India has embraced digital technology and endeared it for usage and learning as well as discovering new frontiers. The use of computers and technology assisted learning has increased manifold with corresponding rise of the nation’s development index. Though the standards and quality of the technical standards of the education provided and the subsequent knowledge of the students are often questioned, still the nation and its people have embraced the new horizon with a gleeful heart.
India’s tryst with digital technology
India’s tryst with technology is a dubious dilemma that has many pros and cons to it but whatever they may be, people are enjoying their interactions with technology. The Indian schools both private and governmental, are trying to implement digital education in their academic curriculum coalesced with proper practical knowledge about the same. The eagerness is present both in the government as well the people to get accustomed with digital technology and raise themselves to the global standards set by the developed nations.
The great Indian digital dream
India has realized that without the implementation of digital technology in this digital age is an immense disadvantage. Technology needs to be implemented in every possible social and geographical sector for the sustained development of the nation on par with its global counterparts. It is needless to say that digital technology is fruitful only when the people of the nation are well accustomed with the idea and its implementations and these come only with proper digital education. The government is going all out to ensure that its people and especially the future generations i.e. the nation’s children are aware and accustomed with this new technology. It has elevated the budget allocation for education in this respect while schemes to implement digital technology in schools as flagship governmental programmes have also been rolled out. Moreover students are being provided with cheap digital tablets and free notebooks to help the cause even further.
The obstacles lying ahead
The major obstacles lying in the path of proper digital education and implementation lies in the Indian society and the economic demographics. The great economic divide coupled with the huge costs associated with digital technology mean that education on these lines are mostly cherished by the chosen well-to-do ones of the society. The poorer sections are often devoid of exposure as most government schools still lack the proper infrastructure. Private schools which have installed digital interactive systems like EduComp are teaching the students with success while a large section of the society lies in sheer darkness. The lack of awareness among the teachers who vastly lack proper training is also a decisive factor in this case.
The silver lining in the sky
The ray of hope in the implementation and education of India’s citizens with digital technology is surely set to be a success in the later years even if not now. The urge of the people to know about the new form of education process and a brand new magical world of virtual possibilities that helps turn them into real ones is enticing the people like never before. The eagerness with which it has been embraced by the people as well as the government will surely help the nation to break all social and economic barriers to implement absolute digital education in India.