The e-learning Scenario : The Government’s nod to implementation !
The learning has been of interest to the majority with the inception of the e-learning and ICT implementation at schools making the children an open learner today. The state governments have had enough of repute and sharing of election manifestos over the year to distribute free laptops to the toppers. This has given a new dimension to the learning process.
With the government encouraging adoption of advanced teaching technologies, such as digital learning and interactive classroom modules, education service providers are sensing immense potential in the country’s evolving e-learning market, which is not just restricted to private schools anymore. Industry players say that, in the next few years, greater investments are expected in digital education, with increased government allocation and scope for public-private partnerships, to source IT infrastructure and training across public schools. The government records rightly say that the 11th Five-Year Plan had allocated Rs5,000 crore to be spent on information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure in schools, including labs for computer-aided learning and edusat centres for distance-learning programmes.
The shakeups’ and the handshakes with the government through the private vendors have come up of late to assure Quality Implementations and resultants. The tenders aim at fetching results but to minimal response towards set-up and interests of the stake holders in particular. The major routine governs the factual resultant towards provision of minimum education to the masses, far lies the e-implementation of any sort.
The richness of the government which plays a pivotal role in implementation towards success, rolls out the incentives to develop at pace and policies. The Department of Education, Government of Delhi, having a lot Schools , teachers and students under its administrative jurisdiction has developed a comprehensive and functionally effective Web based and GIS based Management Information System (MIS). The reports widely say that India aims to achieve 80 percent literacy rate by 2015. And this shall be more possible via the bounce of ICT at workplace and learning scenario in schools in particular.
As a matter of fact, Quality in education through ICT and its awareness among stakeholders will have positive impact on the society. ICT can be helpful in quality and standards of education by implementing it in various phases of education. Good quality content is one of the major issues and directly affects the standards of education and quality. By overcoming the certain challenges involved in the process of education can help a lot in this side. Conclusively a lot of quality improvement is possible after careful and planned implementation of ICT in education by various stakeholders.