The Use of Cloud Computing, VR and AI in Indian Education

The adoption of technology over the past few years has transformed every aspect of our lives. Being an IT leader, India has remained on the front line of this technology moment along with the unification of technology in categories ranging from governance to banking to farming and in regular activities too like food delivery and shopping.  

Technology hasn’t been equally adopted among every sector despite playing an integral role in India. In terms of technological advancements, the Indian education sector has fallen behind when compared to global peers. Due to rise of EdTech start-ups and focused government policies this trend however seems to be changing.

The huge potential for this trend in India is evident because of the fact that it was in the last 5 years that more than 40 start-ups that focuses on EdTech have come into existence.

With schemes like RISE (Revitalising Infrastructure and Systems in Education), the government is also planning to enhance and modernize education in India and for this they have a budget of more than Rs 1 lakh crore. Such schemes mainly emphasise on modern technologies like VR, AI and cloud computing in order to uplift India’s education system.

Cloud Computing
Cloud computing is majorly helping schools in cost cuttings which is raised through the purchase of legacy software and setting up data centres. There’s comes the enablement of MOOC (massive open online stores), which enables students and teachers in distant areas to equip themselves and learn the latest knowledge.

There is also certain scheme rolled out by the government such as SWAYAM (Study webs of active learning for young aspiring minds). Such a scheme aims at the availability of all the learning materials for all the citizens, particularly students and teachers. This has however turned into a reality majorly because of cloud computing.

Virtual Reality
Indian education has always grappled with substandard teaching and standardized tests have often suggested that Indian students perform below par.

Indian students perform below par and this has been suggested by standardized tests. Even education in India has always grappled with substandard teaching.

VR (Virtual Reality) cannot just help in improving the quality of teaching by providing immersive and experiential experience but it can also also lead to gamification of topics which are hard to understand.

VR adoptions nevertheless can lead to virtual labs wherein students conduct and stimulate experiments that may be too dangerous in the real world.The higher rates of adoption in technology and the way it has been improving will have an impact on students. With a thrust from both the sectors- private as well as the government, exciting developments await the student of tomorrow!

Artificial Intelligence

Due to the more personalised methods of learning the conventional mode of education is gradually losing its ground.

AI in fact is simply not helping to create tools of education which can again automate teaching of more nuanced topics (grammar correction and improvement of pronunciation) but it is also helping to improve in other fields such as learning, administration, tutoring and assessments.

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has even proposed the use of adaptive assessment in the conduction of such exams for avoiding paper leakages and ensuring fairness of entrance exams such as NET, JEE Main and NEET UG.

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