Digitization is transforming the skills young people and workers need to acquire to succeed. In a globalized economy, the role of digitalization strongly affects both learners and the institutions that transmit and receive knowledge. Digital education will enable people to continue to participate in social life in a self-determined way in the future.
Universities are making themselves capable of matching the digital age to stay relevant in technology education. HEIs are experimenting with new technologies to support teaching and research in online forms that require different skills and processes.
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During the Covid-19 outbreak, educators faced serious challenges
To overcome these challenges, higher education institutions have embraced the digitalization process to provide universities with new opportunities, just like the classroom learning process. Digital technologies offer a new framework and solutions to achieve the educational objectives of HEIs. During the Covid-19, it has become apparent that the only way to continue the education process is to opt for online education.
There has been inconclusive debate about digital learning and whether or not that learning will be tied to individual elements of the teaching and learning process. The best way to change the conception of education is to emphasize the valuable strategy for educational institutions. Here we will indicate how most of the best universities in the world have experimented with the notion of teaching and learning during the Covid-19 epidemic. In universities, digital learning is defined as the provision and use of learning materials and tools using digital learning technologies.
Digital technologies in education are modernizing educational approaches and helping people acquire a multitude of skills. The main objective of education is to acquire the skills that have a high impact. Over the past 50 years, there have been radical changes in educational technologies and innovative learning processes. To solve the problems of students in a pandemic situation, digital technologies must be actively used.
This is why universities around the world are relying more on digital formats for teaching and learning in training and continuing education. It will be interesting to know that the digitization strategy can play a central role in any pandemic or natural disaster. Many universities have supported teachers and encouraged students to develop their skills online. If you have a remote learning continuity strategy, you can quickly access resources.
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Understanding distance learning
Distance education is defined as instruction between a teacher and students when they are separated by a physical distance and the communication is carried out by one or more technological media.
Distance learning solutions include applications and educational tools developed to support students in lectures. Digital learning management systems and self-directed learning are great examples of educational technologies in the current scenario. The International Society for Technology in Education ISTE offers guidelines for implementing new instructions. A series of recent studies have indicated that there are variations in technology and connectivity among students. Learners at various levels are encouraged to teach remotely online when physical classes are not possible.
Although distance learning is complex for teachers and students exclusively in developing countries due to the lack of technologies such as internet access and teaching materials. To overcome these problems, some other technologies such as radios, televisions and online platforms can be used from time to time for such tasks. At the beginning of the 2020 academic year, many institutions in developing countries launched a national strategy to improve the educational process and guarantee the continuity of learning. This strategy includes learning via televisions, access to digital platforms and learning via radio stations. Over the past few decades, education across the world has experienced remarkable growth at all levels.
The government forced higher education institutions to switch to online and virtual education when we witnessed a lockdown due to the pandemic. With this sudden shift away from the classroom in many parts of the world, some wonder if the adoption of e-learning will persist post-pandemic, and how such a shift would impact the global IT market. education.
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Finally, everyone should be grateful for digital learning in education because it helps in interactive multimedia classrooms. The digital learning environment influences learning behavior based on usability and functionality. Therefore, student motivation can also be affected by the technical capacity of the learning platform.
Written by Abid Hussain
The author is the deputy director of the ISSI library. He can be contacted at [email protected] The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the editorial policy of Global Village Space.