Sunday, January 22, 2012

Evolution from Gurukul to e-Gurukul - Transformations in Indian Education Scenario

The  purpose  of  this  paper  is  to  deliberate  upon  how  the  education  landscape  is
transforming  in  India.  Education  is  a  source  for social  and  economic  development.
India  has  a  rich  heritage  and  contribution  towards  education.  Information
technology tools and the Internet are revolutionizing the education scenario in India.
Accessibility,  affordability,  diversity  of  choices,  richness  of  content,  availability  of
study material, blend of teaching techniques and the interaction between the mentor /
educator and the learner are changing the education scenario for India. 
This  paper  uses  Narrative  Inquiry.  The  authors  have  been  part  of  the  education
system as students and as a researcher and teacher spanning three and five decades
respectively. A case study is also provided based on the collected data.
This  Viewpoint  paper  indicates  the  rapid  changes  that  are  positively  improving  the
education scenario in India. The opportunities far outweigh the challenges.
The  finding  of  this  paper  establishes  that  there  is  a  nascent  market  for  e-learning
technology and enablers. The schools can and should tap into the available pool of
software  applications  as  well  as  Internet  resources  to  enrich  their  curriculum.
Content providers will have to continuously evolve and think “outside the box” to
present intelligent solutions that will find takers.
Education  is  a  social  leveler,  one  that  acts  as  an  instrument  for  financial  security,
economic  growth  and  improvement  in  standard  of  living  for  people.  Access  to affordable education is one of the key challenges for citizens residing in developing
countries.

Published in ECONSPEAK

A Journal Of Advances In Management,IT & Social Sciences  - Vol. 2, Issue - 1 (Jan, 2012) ISSN 2231-4571

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