National Technology Day: Digital Education is changing the way we learn

It is necessary to be open to the idea that the traditional classroom can evolve, as most parents have witnessed over the last two years.

National Technology Day: Digital Education is changing the way we learn
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Over the last two decades, technology has transformed the education sphere. As technology has advanced, education was delivered online, computer-based remote exams were conducted, and students attended classes at foreign universities while living in India.

 Shourie Chatterji, Chief Digital Officer, Schoolnet shares how digital education is altering the learning process.

What is Digital Learning?

Digital learning refers to a learning method that uses new digital tools to enable learners to learn in new ways. To fully grasp how digital learning can transform education, it is necessary to be open to the idea that the traditional classroom can evolve, as most parents have witnessed over the last two years. 

Easy Access to Expertise

Subject matter experts are professionals who have in-depth knowledge of a subject and fully comprehend the technicalities of the concepts. They are also enthusiastic teachers who specialise in ensuring accuracy in facts and technical details of the content. People all over the world can now quickly and easily gain access to subject matter experts thanks to advances in digital technology. This also means that students can gain access to extremely specific educational materials without leaving their homes.

Learning Multiple Subjects

A wide selection of courses is available through online learning systems. surroundings. Learning several courses in a variety of ways, both traditional and non-traditional, provides children with a comprehensive understanding, improves their cognitive skills, and empowers them to think and make decisions on their own.

Studying At Your Own Pace

The ability to tailor a learning environment to each student's individual needs is one of the most exciting aspects of digital learning. It's also crucial to remember that some children are slower to pick up concepts or skills than others to get the most out of an educational framework. Digital technology allows parents and educators to identify which strategies work best for which children, which allows them to provide the best opportunities for success. They are also given the ability to customize a learning environment that best suits the needs of their students.

Availability of E-Learning Material

Now, people can learn anything they want from a variety of sources, including e-books, pdfs, and video tutorials. The internet has made learning available to everyone, and most information is now available in digital format. A major advantage of this is the fact that the content is constantly updated and is therefore up to date.

Reduced Education Costs

Digital resources are significantly less expensive, and digital platforms assist both students and institutions in saving money. This is regarded as a significant step forward in levelling the playing field for all students in the future. 

Geographical Adaptability

Teachers and professors can teach from anywhere in the world, and students can attend classes from anywhere in the world as well. This opens up a whole new world of learning for students who might not otherwise have access to an in-person class.

Lesson Plans Delivered Quickly

Teachers have long dreamed of a world in which they can offer every student the personalized attention they deserve. One of the most promising movements in education today is the digitization of learning. Through easy-to-use software and online communities, teachers are now able to create a high level of convenience for their students, all while maintaining the same level of oversight that was previously possible only in person.

What are the Main Types of Digital Learning?

Any type of learning content delivered in a virtual environment is referred to as digital learning. They can be video-based, live or self-paced, and can take place one-on-one or in a group setting. There are three types of digital learning in general: e-learning through virtual reality, blended learning, and gamification.

E-learning through virtual reality

Students receive all of their instruction online, either through educational platforms or through meeting software. Students also have access to the digital library, and they can usually access it whenever they want.  They may have set class times, but in many cases, they can study at their own pace but must meet assessment deadlines. 

Blended learning methods

Blended learning is a model that combines the very best of both worlds, by combining the classic method of classroom education with its e-learning counterparts. This model is the most common mainly in primary and secondary education.


Gamification is a new concept in education, but it has been shown to be an effective way of increasing engagement and learning. Gamification uses the elements of play that children enjoy in things like video games to accomplish an educational goal.

What Impact Will Digital Learning Have on Education?

With so many technological advancements now in place, it's exciting to speculate about how digital learning could improve education in the future. 

 Technology Expanding Knowledge Further

Digital media, simulations, and artificial intelligence (AI) are expected to push the boundaries of what students can experience today and in the future. Children can even learn about flight simulators, explore planets, build energy generators, and more online.

Reducing Geographical Barriers

With digital learning, it is hoped that in the future, all students will have equal access to educational resources and opportunities, resulting in a more equal chance of

Accessibility of Education to Far More Children

For many parents, the dream is to provide their children with the best opportunities in life. There are obvious barriers to education for those who are disabled or come from low-income families. Digital learning breaks down some of these barriers, allowing students to chart their own course to success. 

Better Assistance For Children With Disabilities

Disabled students can easily access all educational materials from the comfort of their own homes via online learning. e- learning platforms greatly reduce physical strain for mobile-impaired students while also making life easier for those who are visually or hearing-impaired. This gives students more freedom to explore the world, removing the barrier to learning and encouraging them to participate more actively instead.

Distance education, on the other hand, provides convenience to caregivers and families of disabled students. Families and caregivers, like students, may bid adieu to the everyday effort thanks to online learning.

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