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How Blend of Technology & Innovation Can Transform Today's Classrooms? With technology, students are not at all dependent only on classrooms for knowledge they can explore the whole new horizons

By Anjli Jain

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As the education sector is getting more tech-savvy by each passing day, the road to innovation seeks leading-edge ideas to keep the things moving. Building new strategies and implementing them seamlessly in the education space are among the myriad of priorities that the education sector needs to keep an eye on.

Today, educational institutions believe that technology and innovation go hand in hand and we undoubtedly second that. However, to ensure that institutions are utilizing technology at its best, let's have a look at three tactical tools that institutions must consider.

1) Make Learning Interactive - To increase the student success rates and uplift the overall institutional performance in today's world, it is important to leverage technology at its best. In many of the institutions today, teachers are taking help of tech-enabled learning methodologies, like AR/VR and personalized learning. Teaching with chalk & boards and reading through the textbooks has gone for long and for good. Students can take help of such technology aids and take a step towards creative thinking.

Without a practical understanding of the concept, it is not feasible for students to understand any concept thoroughly. With the bliss of technology, students have evolved from merely being the information consumers to the knowledge creators. Not just the students, teachers can also leverage interactive learning. Teachers can accurately measure the progress of students and motivate the students and engage them with the help of activities.

2) It's Time To Let Your Portfolios Go Virtual - In the world full of technological advancements, physical degrees are ready to take a backseat. Employers demand evidence of the work that resumes and degrees cannot provide. In such scenarios, virtual portfolios come across as a useful tool for students. Virtual portfolios help students to expand their career horizons and make the most of their professional journey. It helps the students to express what all they have done; be it the work done for social causes or to build a professional image.

Irrespective of the student's choice of continuing their education or join work after their graduation, virtual portfolios can help them in showcasing the abilities, work efficiency, and personal attributions. It can help students to attract future employers and provide them with the evidence of skills and competencies.

3) Enable Your Resources With Personal Hotspots - Learning does not seek a classroom anymore, it can happen anywhere! Students can access information anywhere and anytime if they have internet access. As per a report, there are around 4 billion people around the world who use the internet today. Every sector has gone digital and not having access to internet connection is a big disadvantage.

By providing personal hotspot to students, educational institutions can ensure that students are not confined by time constraints, boundaries of classrooms, or restriction of being solely dependent on the teachers, instead, they can learn whenever they want and make the most of their educational journey.

The Bottom Line Is

We are in the 21st century and the technological advancements we can witness today are both; advantageous as well as dreadful. However, the right utilization is indeed the key to betterment. Institutions must realize that students today are always on their phones or laptops and should adopt the right way to involve their interest to make learning happen. By keeping these three tactical tools in mind, institutions today can achieve student success and uplift their overall productivity.

Anjli Jain

Managing Partner, EVC Ventures

Anjli is the Managing Partner at EVC Ventures, a $50 million fund focused exclusively on early stage investments in Ad Tech, E-Commerce, Gaming, Education, Mobile Apps, Enterprise Software, Wearables, IoT etc.

Born in India and raised in the United States, Anjli attended the prestigious Horace Mann School in New York City and later received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology from Columbia University in the City of New York. She supports organizations such as - Inspiration Corporation and Chicago Foundation for Women.

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