Tech-Powered Degree Programs – How Digitalization has Changed Education
- December 13, 2019
- Posted by: iNurture
- Category: Blogs
There was a time when students sat down in libraries for hours together and prepared notes. This was prior to the age of the internet.
Today, with the arrival of smartphones and digitalization the educational system is transforming for a good reason. Thanks to these advanced technology, students can learn from anywhere at any time. Not just that, technology has created immense opportunities of learning for students.
How has digital technology successfully brought changes to UG and PG programs of recent times? What are the developments that you must be aware of when you are joining a degree course?
This write-up lets you know about the challenges of modern educational system and highlights few of the cutting-edge tech initiatives that are supporting learning today.
Degree Education – Then Vs Now
Advancement in digital technology, internationalization of businesses and arrival of new products and services have all changed the job market. This in-turn has posed few serious challenges to our educational system. Institutions have been working on ways to address these challenges. Here is a small comparison of how educational system was before the arrival of the internet and how it is today.
Tech-Enabled Degrees – How Your B.Techs and B.Coms are Getting Better
Today, educational institutions are going beyond classroom-based education and regular curricula to ensure that students gain better exposure to industry happenings. Institutions are networking with the industry and other academic entities to come-up with training programs that equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills and help them perform better in their professional careers. Today’s B.Tech, B.Com and BCA programs are much advanced to what they were few years ago. Institutions are utilizing technology to ensure that time and resources is best used for the benefit of students. Following are some of the tech-enabled learning initiatives that students come across in UG and PG programs.
This is probably one of the most popular ways the internet is used for educating students in the recent times. Webinars are live web-based seminars which can be accessed by students from anywhere through the internet with the help of a URL. Through webinars, institutions have been successful in bringing scholars and industry veterans on board. Be it introducing students to new technology and new concepts from the industry or training them in soft skills and personality development, webinars have always been a wonderful tool in transferring knowledge.
2. Industry Interface Through Apps
Mobile applications have helped educational institutions to support students by connecting them with the industry. Educational institutes have tied-up with Edu-Tech companies that develop apps which bring the industry and the students together on a single platform. With this the students can be aware of industry happenings and prepare for careers. The applications are programmed to check the skills of students and search and suggest training programs accordingly. Furthermore, students can have a better picture of their career since they have a window where they can check out updates about industry.
3. AI-Powered Assessment Through Apps
Furthermore, mobile applications have also enabled students to network with their peers by creating a unique profile for each. Certain mobile apps developed by Edu-Tech companies such as iNurture Education Solutions, are powered by Artificial Intelligence. Every student has a score card based on the skills and knowledge he/she possesses. Students can therefore check where they stand in the job market and upgrade themselves by taking up training programs from time-to-time. This not only boosts the confidence of students but also improves their career prospects since they can directly network with the industry through the app.