As we celebrate National Education Day 2022, the Indian Education Industry is quickly embarking on a road of digital transformation. Technological advancements have completely transformed the Indian educational system and it has seen a tremendous shift, moving from the traditional classroom to online classes. We bring you the perspectives of experts from the industry on how this transformation is affecting the Education sector in our country.
Dr. Lovi Raj Gupta, Pro Vice Chancellor, of Lovely Professional University, says, “In recent years, cloud computing has had a big impact on a number of industries, including education. The main advantages of cloud computing are cost savings, accessibility, efficiency, and security. Both educators and students can benefit from the extensive platform provided by the cloud. It encourages teamwork and a contemporary approach to learning.
The education industry has greatly improved with the advent of cloud computing. Within the geographically scattered campus, educational institutions have developed a distinctive culture of collaboration among academics, students, and support staff. Cloud computing has been implemented in India as the importance of the education sector has grown, making it easier for students to share information and learn on campuses.
Cloud-based platforms are now more crucial than ever because of the recent drive for online education, electronic lesson plans, and remote learning. Cloud computing has advantages for teachers in addition to pupils. They find the resources faster and get ample time to prepare for effective lesson delivery. There is no dispute that using cloud technology alongside traditional classroom instruction makes it possible to enhance learning, which also helps bring down the nation's illiteracy rate."
The use of cloud computing-based technology is one of the most popular and rapidly expanding segments of the modern IT industry. Growing in popularity, the application of cloud technologies in the educational process offers numerous advantages to educational institutions, professors, and students.
Commenting on the same Mr. Maninder Singh Bajwa, CEO and Founder, iScuela, says “Cloud-based technologies and platforms will enable learners to access content and learning experiences from anywhere using their devices. Cloud technologies enable solution providers to use the latest technologies like augmented and virtual reality and to enrich learning environments continuously which ensures constant engagement of the learner and regular usage. Having solutions on the cloud also ensures constant analysis of the performance and usage which can be very beneficial in providing a personalized learning experience to each user by providing a unique learning journey to all.”
Cloud-based education may now hold its own against more traditional educational methods. Commenting on the same Mr. Kounal Gupta, Founder & CEO, Henry Harvin, states “Cloud-based technologies have not only fueled Education infrastructure across technological hubs like Delhi and Bangalore but also smaller cities in India. There is no denying the fact that advancements in technology have impacted nearly all sectors of the industry and education is no exception. Particularly with the advent of cloud-based technology the entire educational landscape has undergone a massive change. Traditional learning methods hold no significance in this new learning era. Taking account of these changes. We at Henry Harvin provide cloud technology-backed courses to students. Our goal is to provide students with a solid understanding of modern technology so they can apply it appropriately in the real world. Additionally, going forward one can anticipate how technology is going to advance further. Therefore, having such technology-supported education in place is certainly important.”
Due to the facilitation of collaborative learning, cloud computing has had a significant impact on the educational system. In the field of education, cloud computing has opened up a lot of new possibilities and provided numerous affordable solutions.
Adding to the ongoing discussion, Dr. G.Pardha Saradhi Varma, Vice Chancellor, KL Deemed to be University states, ”Cloud technology in today’s era is changing rapidly in every industry as it eases accessibility, administration, high competitiveness, time, and money-saving. Especially in the education industry, it works in a different model than others and cloud technology acts as a blessing to it. People can access, and use the data from anywhere anytime which plays a major role in the process. Some areas like computer science, blockchain, AI, cyber security, and data sciences need different servers, and different platforms where people can access the material as cloud tech makes a huge difference in these sectors especially.
As we talk about cloud services, their accessibility should get better in rural and remote areas as well. The adoption of cloud computing with other cutting-edge technologies in the sector is an inevitable trend enabling the sector to pick up the pace. Although the effort is still in an emerging stage and the benefits of cloud computing for the education sector are immense. When it comes to classroom teaching, there are a lot of scopes to flourish in upcoming years and enhance the growth and performance of overall digital learning. We can’t deny the fact that cloud technology along with physical learning opens up the way to boost one's learning, this also helps in reducing the illiteracy rate of the country.
Also, 5G and the cloud together will pave a way for many, from workplaces to schools cloud has a better future ahead. Cloud is enhancing traditional learning and providing opportunities to reach every corner of the country.”