ICT for Higher Education - Smart Move towards Online Teaching and Learning

Updated On | 04 September 2020

ICT for Higher Education - Smart Move towards Online Teaching and Learning

“I used to walk 10 kilometers daily to attend school...You have so many facilities today!”

You must have heard such stories of struggle where your parents had to walk many kilometers to attend their schools & colleges daily.

You probably have got schooled for scoring low grades!

Well, that’s quite fair because from that era to this new digital era, a lot of transformation has taken place in the education sector. The young Gen-Z of today definitely has got so many advantages that our parents’ generation never had. Having said that, we must also not forget that the bar of education & competition is rising day by day!

Owing to the changing global standards of education & modern practices of online teaching and e-learning, the role of ICT in education has become relevant or rather imperative.

Before, we understand the importance of ICT in education; let us understand what ICT is...

What is the Role of ICT in Teaching Learning Process?

The definition of imparting knowledge in higher education has made a remarkable shift.

With the introduction of New Education Policy 2020, it has become mandatory for teachers to conduct online teaching-learning classes which could be achieved with the aid of edTech in the classroom.

EdTech not just eases the workload of faculty members, but also, helps students to perform better, which in return will help them to build their careers. In simple words, ‘ICT’ in education stands for Information & Communication Technology in education, and it signifies the implementation of ERP technology for promoting innovative teaching & learning processes.

ICT in classroom for Encouraging Collaboration

Here are the major benefits of ICT in education...

Avant-garde approach replaces traditional methods

ICT eradicates the need of traditional chalkboard classrooms totally!

With ICT enablement in education, teachers & students don't need to depend on the chalkboard and four wall teaching-learning processes.

Everything can be shifted to a digital platform to widen the boundaries of education for students across the globe.

It can prove to be extremely fruitful for children with physical disabilities who can’t attend the college frequently.

Access to a Vast Range of E-Content & Study Material

It enables teachers to share video tutorials, images, e-books, e-notes and interactive e-content to increase student engagement & enable them to grasp their curriculum with ease.

Students don’t need to spend hours & hours in libraries anymore!

They can enjoy access to a vast range of study materials merely by login their educational ERP portals.

Thus, it promotes better education with self-paced & impactful learning.

Interactive teaching sessions with greater teacher-student collaboration

With online classrooms, faculties often face problems while keeping a tab on academic progress of students. The virtual classroom setup makes it difficult for them to judge whether the students are getting the concept being taught.

An effective online assessment software & tool that enables teachers to arrange online exams, tests & quizzes on a daily/weekly/monthly basis can be a key player in such circumstances.

For instance, the faculty members can arrange a quiz at the end of every week, and thus, keep track of student progress.

The enhanced teacher-student collaboration will surely bring positive outcomes & escalate institutional growth.

NAAC/ NBA Accreditation with Ease

Gaining the NBA & NAAC accreditation is a tough nut to crack.

K12 faculties need to adhere by the strict rule of accreditation data management of the previous years.

Relying on paperwork & files is just not a viable solution!

However, with education ERP implementation, institutions can collect and store 100% accurate student & faculty-related data including the documents & records that are required to prepare compliance reports.

Thus, ICT enablement can give a push to educational institutions that aim to acquire the NAAC/NBA accreditation and better NAAC/NBA rankings in the long run.

Is It Simple to adopt ICT by implementing Education ERP?

Well, this is mostly the concern of senior & highly experienced teachers who have given so many years in teaching. Despite understanding the current scenario, the senior teachers still hesitate when we speak of technology.

But, there’s nothing to worry about!

Handling AI-powered learning management software with the latest online assessment tools & e-learning provision is not at all difficult.

With just an initial training, faculty can learn how to handle the ERP successfully & manage online teaching and learning ERP tools to conduct online lectures.

Education ERP can be implemented successfully under the guidance of an ERP vendor who’s got good repo in the market. Educators just need to research the top-notch names dealing with education ERP software.

With a phenomenally successful track record of more than 2000 ERP implementations over the past 22 years, we recommend MasterSoft e-governance ERP Solutions. Not just the implementation, MasterSoft is renowned for its post-implementation support & services as well.

To promote ICT in schools, colleges & universities, team MasterSoft has been consistently conducting workshops on ‘ICT enablement for Educational leaders to improve Institution Management and compliance ready’ in cities such as Latur, Jalgaon, and Nanded. You can visit the website to explore more details. You can also schedule a demo for identifying how MasterSoft ERP products can be beneficial for your institution.

Read more - Workshops on ICT Enablement Conducted by MasterSoft

Key Takeaways

The benefits of ICT in education are countless!

ICT provides an innovative and effective platform promoting student-teacher engagement & achieving NBA/NAAC accreditation.

The virtual learning environment it creates can be highly beneficial for education institutions in terms of improving productivity & efficiency.

Most importantly, it complements the NEP Policy 2020!

Therefore, educators must give a thought to the idea of investing in ICT enabled teaching & learning tools!

Posted By:
Mustak Ahmed

Mustak Ahmed,
Partner Manager India Sales

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