Times have come, when classrooms are moving online, so are books, notebooks, papers, quizzes, libraries. Lot of education content is getting digitized day by day. Lots of interactive applications are burgeoning. Form factors of handheld devices are changing. Lastly, data pipes are just getting bigger and bigger to deliver the content.
Let’s just try to analyze the situation critically. From a student’s perspective, it is getting much more convenient; “I no longer need to get material photocopied, it is just copy and paste. I don’t to carry those heavy bags stuffed with binded books” . Teaching staff and education managers are looking for innovative learning methodologies. “I can reach students anytime, anywhere” Professors has additional source of revenue in terms of selling his knowledge. Entrepreneurs and investor communities are always hungry for new business opportunities. They can create win-win proposition for all the stakeholders in the ecosystem and drive the entire momentum. Having said this, government needs to create a supportive environment.
Education being a basic human need make this space hot. But, will it replace the tradition teaching or it will be complementary to it?