The development of education owing to the growth of technology and communication nis a fact known to one and all. The interdependence of education and technology upon each other is a fact that cannot be overlooked or denied in the present scenario. Countries that have improved on this ground have had commendable benefits and developments to boast of. India too can take pride in the implementation of technology in education but a larger part of the country still lies deprived of the technical facilities of the modern age. This part is India’s oft neglected hinterland i.e. rural India.
Why rural India lies neglected?
India has comparatively been late in embracing technology for education and associated academic fields. The progress that has occurred till now has only been possible in the recent past few years the beneficiaries of which have predominantly been the urban masses. The private sector has been the one which implemented the advantages first while the government took time to feel urges to do so. It’s only now that the government has devised policies to spread education through technology’s help and work for literary prowess of the nation. Delay in policy making and lack of foresight have till now deprived rural India of its rights for education.
Using technology for educating rural India
The use of technology in rural India can reap golden harvests for the nation in the long run. The spread of online education can be real decisive factor in areas where education doesn’t come easily due to social, economic or geographical barriers. The development of the IT sector in the rural hinterland is an utmost necessity to fulfil the criterion. Necessary infrastructure and resolute intent on part of the authorities can bring a new revolution in education in such areas. Online education will open an entire world of knowledge and endless opportunities for the masses. Quality education and academic content will never be a distant possibility for the so far deprived lot.
The realization of the rural dreams
The development of infrastructure will never be possible without the flow of funds and framing of policies with proper intent. The government and NGOs need to work in unison and think for the development of the scheme. Policies devised by the government must ensure the positive growth of the region. Private players in the sector are an indispensable lot who can find the sector lucrative for business which will also help in the development of education whatsoever. The basic pathos of success in rural education lies in the rational and intelligent use of resources in rejuvenating education in the countryside.
Things to expect in the future
The basic benefit of online education will be the fact that it will help the deliverance of quality education and rich content at the doorsteps of the masses. This will not only include the secluded individuals but also improve the gross enrolment ration in which rural India has perennially lagged. Business in technology related with education is expected to raise manifold with the penetration of technology in rural areas. The market will grow exponentially which will be also helpful for the economy in its own way. The nation can expect many a benefit from the implementation of the initiative which will definitely auger well in the coming days.