Digital Education

Transformation into the “next thing” in the way of learning.

What Is Personalized Learning?

Many in the “ed-tech” field see new technologies as powerful tools to help schools meet the needs of ever-more-diverse student populations. The idea is that digital devices, software, and learning platforms offer a once-unimaginable array of options for tailoring education to each individual student’s academic strengths and weaknesses, interests and motivations, personal preferences, and optimal pace of learning.

Ed-tech – the next thing in the education world

In recent years, a group of organizations including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Michael          and Susan Dell Foundation, and EDUCAUSE have crafted a definition of “personalized learning” that rests on four pillars:

  • Each student should have a “learner profile” that documents his or her strengths, weaknesses, preferences, and goals;

  • Each student should pursue an individualized learning path that encourages him or her to set and manage personal academic goals;

  • Students should follow a “competency-based progression” that focuses on their ability to demonstrate mastery of a topic, rather than seat time; and,

  • Students’ learning environments should be flexible and structured in ways that support their individual goals.

What Is 1-to-1 Computing?

In many schools, students are given smart devices. Those are integrated with the school’s learning curriculum. Educators / teachers are also well trained to guide teaching programs with the help of smartboards integrated with these devices in the class. This allows the teacher to deliver more personalized learning in the class. Additionally it also helps;

  • Students to become technologically skilled and literate and thus better prepared for modern workplaces;

  • Empowering students to do more complex and creative work by allowing them to use digital and online applications and tools;

  • Improving the administration and management of schools and classrooms by making it easier to gather information on what students know and have done;

  • Improving communications among students, teachers, and parents.

And when at home, the idea is that this allows for “24-7” learning at the time and location of the student’s choosing.

Learning management systems, student information systems, and other software are also used to distribute assignments, manage schedules and communications, and track student progress.

Developing a habit of thinking at a very young age;

Children are very inquisitive and imaginative at a young age. To nurse this ability further, they are encouraged when more and more relevant information is made available to them easily at their command. While learning at home, the device encourages students to explore various options in the particular area of study. This adds to making the foundation of the subject stronger. Thus, preparing the student to be detail-oriented from an early stage.

Building “Tech-Savviness” at a young age:

Tech supported education develops students to explore and expand their imagination making them creative right at the start. Be it in the areas of mathematics, science, art, or music; students have complete freedom and ease to explore and learn by themselves. In turn this helps students to perform at a public forum and express their point of view with a great amount of confidence.

Preparing and excelling in competition:

Those who have been groomed though these “Ed-tech” methods stand apart in the world of competition, as their depth and width of thoughts is much higher than those who have come through the conventional route. This generates a sense of success for the educators. Schools that have adopted “Ed-tech” methods stand apart in the society.

Apple education partner – Aegis Infotech leads implementation of education solutions and trains the teachers through its expert trainers for attaining excellence in this transformation journey.


Importance of technology in Education

Technology is everywhere

Technology has become an integral part of our lives. It is vital to be technically competent to keep up with the rest of the world. Revolutionising the education sector entails the demand for technology. We have a definite need to better our learning processes through technology.

Enhanced student engagement 

Most children have an instinctive understanding of technology. Computers, mobile devices, digital media and the internet are already part of student’s everyday lives. When the kids are already using technology outside of school, integrating those resources with the teaching techniques can make their attention span longer. Teaching must complement with their level of comprehension. This improves the willingness of students to learn and engage in the classroom.

Every student is unique  

Students have non-identical learning capacity. They have their individual pace for learning different concepts. With technology, it becomes easier for every student to work around their own speed. Going back to review lectures that needs more clarification can be done with ease. Teaching methods should match the learning abilities of students. Additionally, to instil the role of technology into the syllabus works for both, teachers and students.

Technology has all the answers 

We live in the Information Age, information is the key to everything. Young minds are very inquisitive, and have immense capacity to ask queries of multiple dimensions. Technology provides them with easy access to a multitude of resources. It activates a thirst for seeking knowledge and prompts a behavioural shift in the learning process. At a tender age, with the use of this magnificent tool, kids learn to quench their curiosity and increase their power of imagination and creativity.

Better Career Opportunities

The life after school is challenging. In order to be competent enough in college and career,  it is necessary  to sustain an aptitude for computer technology, coding, and problem solving skills. Technology is the key element that’s present worldwide and is an integral  part of every industry. Hence, being technologically proficient would give students an upper-hand for best results. To have successful careers and lives, one must be at par with the state of the art technology.

New teachers & new teaching methods

The new generation of teachers are endorsing the idea of building new dimensions for the teaching ecosystem. Establishing a modern substructure has become a necessity rather than a luxury for education.

Online examination

There are various benefits of online testing. It saves time and money but more importantly paper. Making it a sustainable and environmentally friendly option. Schools must find a way to accept and adapt to take online examination. It is what the future demands. Performance evaluation also becomes easier with such tools.

Unlimited resources

Technology provides access to innumerable tools and resources. It not only enhances the speed of completion of a given task but also the accuracy with which it is effectuated. The process of researching and finding data has become effortless. With the use of visual instruments such as info-graphs, images, videos and presentations, teachers can make the students more interested in learning facts and data which would otherwise be a tedious task. Teachers now have multiple ways to keep their class attentive as technology has revamped the learning environment.

Benefits of  Technology in Education:

  • Personalised Learning
  • Project Based Learning
  • Real World Exposure
  • Collaborative Work
  • Community Involvement

Continue Learning while at home

Tough people last, tough conditions do not.

In these times of disruptions due to uncontrollable situation, digital advancement has come as blessing to keep the learning going on. Education canvas in advanced countries is well tuned to this method of teaching and learning. In India, many schools have adapted Apple learning solutions and are benefitting. The solution can be implemented in very simple way.

1) Stay connected with video apps like Face Time to easily connect with up to 32 participants.

2) Productivity and collaboration apps of Apple like Pages, Keynote, Numbers works well in remote learning environments. They allow students and teachers to collaborate in real time using their Managed Apple ID.

3) Apple Schoolwork  – A new home base for you and your students.

  • Schoolwork is a powerful iPad app that helps School and its students use the iPad more effectively. Teachers can easily distribute and collect assignments, keep an eye on student progress in educational apps, and collaborate one on one with students from anywhere, in real time.
  • It’s easy for students to use, too. Assignments automatically appear on their iPad devices, organized by due date and class. And Schoolwork helps you keep track of how everyone in class is doing, so you can tailor your teaching to the needs of each student.
  • Some of the most useful educational materials are found within apps. With Schoolwork, you can browse supported apps to find content that fits your curriculum, then share specific app activities with your students. In a single tap, they can go directly to the right activity.
  • Conferencing tools like Cisco WebE and Zoom Cloud Meetings integrate with the Live Broadcast feature, which allows teachers and students to easily share their screen for the class to see.

4) App List to Learn and Study from Home:

Collection of apps to help students study from home on key subjects such as math, reading, science, and more. Many include self guided modules and all are great on iPad.

 Mobile Device Management Solution:

Manage Faculty and student devices remotely.

Configure Managed Apple IDs in Apple School Manager to provide teachers and students with access to 200GB of free iCloud storage for documents, media projects, and backups.

Configure Calendar to help organize your students’ days and keep them on task.

Deploy the core apps that your teachers and students need to continue learning from home. Apps can be distributed remotely using Apple School Manager and your MDM.

Apple education partner – Aegis Infotech leads implementation of education solutions and trains the teachers through its expert trainers for attaining excellence in this transformation journey.


Digital Classrooms

Digital classrooms eliminate disruptions in learning and education

Education is of paramount importance for a child. It shapes their future. Even in any crisis situation, a child’s learning and education must not stop.

In the present situation, Corona virus pandemic has caused schools and colleges to shut down. Social distancing has become an important safety norm. Students face a great loss in their education. Whereas the learning is a continuous process that keeps the development of “Grey” matter in a child expanding. Especially at young age when EQ and IQ development is at peak, continuous learning adds as a catalyst for these young ones.

Young minds always are in search different ways and means to look for a solution. They keep trying different methods to attempt to solve the problems and find the answer. However, when they are away from schools, colleges then they miss their teachers a lot. And at such times, digital education answers all their questions. Technology has attained such a level when they can be connected with their teachers, coach remotely with the help of technology. It is way easier for educational institutions to beat the problems due to this crisis.

Many schools, colleges, universities are well prepared for the current situation. They are well equipped with the technological solutions. Their students do not miss out on their lessons. There are some schools that can cope up with the situation in hand, even with the pool of resources available in the present day. Time has come for educational institutions to be ready for any and all kind of interruptions but can not ignore the preparations and grooming of the next generations.

Digital learning and digital classrooms are proving to be very valuable in the current state of emergency. It is extremely fruitful in any and every situation. It is essential that every institute adopts these changes. Smart learning is not the way of the future; it is and should be the way of the present. Kids understand and learn faster with technology. More importantly, in times like these, it manages to not let the learning process come to a halt. Additionally, provides us with ways to be unconventional and innovative.

Health is the number one priority. However, it shouldn’t interfere with the daily dose of knowledge and studies.  Modern tools and techniques must be implemented to successfully take charge of any difficult situation.

These small investments shall go long way to remain contemporary and keep the next generations not moving but flying.