eINDIA 2011 - Creating Innovative Models in Education: Best Practices and Next Practices - Prof Sudhir K Jain
Prof Sudhir K Jain, Director, IIT Gandhinagar
Speaker at: eINDIA 2011
Date: 14-16 December 2011
Venue: Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar, Gujarat
Brief: The entire concept of education is now changing. With explosion of digital content, what is the future of books? As the online space makes it possible for students and teachers to interact in a virtual medium, what is the future of classrooms? How much impact will Internet have on schools, students and literacy rates in, say, ten years of time?
These are all very pertinent questions, and there are no clear answers. The future is changing at such a rapid pace that the concept of education is expected to be constantly buffeted by winds of new technology. It is possible for today’s students to go online for hearing a lecture on physics, mathematics or any other subject. Even the post lecture discussion can be held online. Students in different parts of the country and even the world can get involved in a discussion. There is enough scope for teachers to add value to the discussion that is going on. The online space tends to be a great equaliser. The rich and the poor can participate in the same forum and develop new knowledge and perspectives.
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