Technology In Higher Education Is Forever Changing
"It takes presence and persistence to work for technology, technology usage in higher education is on an exponential upswing, one that will continue for many years to come and change how, when, and where we learn," said Director, Rajaram Prabhu Institute of technology
It comes with challenging outcomes, it comes with lots and lots of unexpected results, some the implementation bodies might not have an expectation of what may come as a result. This is technology for all in higher education, a facilitator and a distractor if improperly used.
Technology in higher education is forever changing. It evolves each year as needs and growth allow, an impact that can be felt in every facet of our lives. Technology makes it possible for a student on the other side of the planet to participate in a classroom discussion happening in real time, from the comfort of their own home. Makes it easy for a working adult to earn an advanced degree without the pressures of fitting classroom time into their workload. While it also changes how we learn, by adapting to the way society meanders and curves, to make all of our lives easier. This often leaves educators, and students alike, to ask,"What’s next? How much farther can we go?” According to SS Kulkarni, Director, Rajaram Prabhu Institute of technology, "it takes presence and persistence to work for technology, technology usage in higher education is on an exponential upswing, one that will continue for many years to come and change how, when, and where we learn."
Continuing, that the trend of learning through technology is no longer relegated to just satellite schools or for-profit colleges, but has, in fact, branched out to every large university in the parts of the world like US or Canada or Singapore, China or India, encompassing every curriculum, major, and certificate program available. Moreover, the usage of 'hybrid classrooms' is also becoming popular. That is, a student will attend about one class session a week, where they will interact with an instructor via Skype (or other medium) as a class. Then, they will watch 'modules' on their own time, which consist of spoken lectures recorded by their instructor.
"Good we've passed the ages and we did not have to go through the buzzwords like AI or IOT or even Machine Learning," said Mohit Dubey, Pro Vice-Chancellor. IFTM University. Mohit has also celebrated the importance of emotional intelligence and intelligence quotient as a mix in the space to develop multiple dimensions of higher education. He has also highlighted the importance of aptitude in development of various technologies to help education. While everyone in the discussion had shown their concerns for the negative impact of various technologies those which disabling the real-time activities in the upcoming generation.
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