In order to achieve equity in employment, the need of the hour is a uniform and high standard of education for the entire population, across the length and the breadth of the country. While this is an immense challenge, MAIT strongly believes that this is not insurmountable.
The use of IT in education offers a new way to achieve this goal, as it improves the overall efficiency and effectiveness of the education process. Reliable connectivity, a consistent power supply, and training teachers to leverage IT are some of the key elements to get started. The role of technology in driving ‘Education for All’ is immutable.
For education to be an enabling lever that can transform the socioeconomic fabric of India, technology has to be the fulcrum. Through technology, a myriad of solutions available in the online world can be accessed, which provide the students more interesting, diverse and contemporary learning materials. Teachers, also can ideate and incorporate newer and successful methods of engaging students.
There have been several steps taken by the government with regard to incorporating IT in education. For instance, Budget 2016-17 has stressed on digital literacy for 6 crore households in rural India and the establishment of a digital repository of academic records; The National Policy of ICT on School Education promotes universal, equitable, open and free access to a state of art ICT tools to students and teachers; the Digital Saksharta Adhiyan (DISHA), also known as the National Digital Literacy Mission (NDLM) scheme has been formulated to impart IT training to 52.5 lakh persons and the Mission Mode Project (MMP) on education that looks at encouraging online admission, attendance, transfer, scholarship, grievances and certificates.
Key Objectives of EduVision 2017
EduVision 2017 will further analyse whether the government has matched its efforts in digitising education at par with the Digital India progress & objectives. We will look at what the practical challenges are while implementing ICT integration. The aim is to also explore ideas on building sustainable IT infrastructure that can enable IT education functional in institutions, conduct a need-gap analysis of the current progress around IT in education, look at ways in which technology can be leveraged for both school and adult education and take a pragmatic approach and devise ways to land the solutions on ground. MAIT is looking at onboarding partners who can help us tailor-made deliverables/services that can be created as per the requirement and capacity.
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