Technology- and activity-based modules in digital learning products make teaching easier for teachers, while facilitating faster learning by students. Such interactive teachings are immediately followed by practice sessions for students. In such a scenario, the comprehension and retention capacity of students soar manifold, unlike in tradition teaching, where monotonous lectures lead to the lowest retention capacity among students. Besides being user-friendly, many digital teaching modules come with control functions that allow teachers to monitor each student’s real-time performance. Although students have personalized consoles, each teacher holds administrative rights to make the class fully functional. The teachers can then allocate personalized lesson plans to each student, according to their specific levels and performance. After the lessons are submitted, the teacher is well placed to assess the performance levels of each student. Assessment serves as an important cog in the learning process, as it helps in measuring learning outcomes, providing remedial inputs and offering a powerful set of solution towards a consistent development of the students. Implementing assessment programs assist the teacher to know the strengths and weakness of the students and then plan the future lessons in tandem with the pace of the students.
These user-friendly teaching modules not only take a great burden off teachers, but make topics simpler for students to understand. Furthermore, interactivity aids focused concentration for longer periods. All this ensures students considered laggards in class could now even put in above-average performances. Given the element of fun and interactivity that digital learning programs bring into classrooms, teachers may soon find it difficult to label students as genuine slow learners.
Students taught in this manner possess an array of creative, problem-solving, communication and analytical skills – the best means to beat a path to success in the 21st century’s ultra-competitive environment. With most modern schools in Indian cities and towns introducing computers and computer education, the time is right to adopt digital learning technologies across classrooms.
Once digital learning is accepted by most schools across the country, India will no longer be a laggard in student assessment programs but instead lead from the front. Considering India’s rich cultural heritage and millennia-old teaching traditions, this would be its rightful place amongst the global comity of nations.
Rohit pande is CEO of Classteacher Learning Systems