Digital classrooms in the digital age
India’s education sector is one of the largest in the world, providing to a population of 600 million people. The size of the formal education market in India is estimated to be $45 billion. The 2011 KPMG report on the education sector in India says that “education is one of the largest service sector industries in India and is characterised by a unique set of attributes”. Technology being one of its greatest attributes is playing a crucial role in the spread of education, and in making learning more interesting and fast-paced. For a digital native generation, which deals with tablets, smartphones and other digital products, ICT in classrooms is the next step for the gen-next. The ICT in education market in India is estimated at R2,85,000 crore ($50 billion) and expected to grow to R5,70,000 crore ($100 billion) by 2014. There is no denying that educational institutions are waking up to the opportunity of technology in education.
The popularity of digital classrooms is on the rise. A digital classroom is basically an ICT-based classroom solution that aims at converting traditional classrooms into interactive sessions by combining state-of-the-art hardware with syllabus-compliant, multimedia content.
For students, a digital classroom creates new opportunities and innovative ways to learn, while at the same time providing a platform to overcome the relatively less interesting parts of education and learning. Through digital content, teachers are able to simplify complex concepts, providing better understanding and making learning more engaging, and gradually the modern day schools are becoming
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