International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 5, Special Issue 4, Part I (2019)
Digitalization of higher education in India - A technological revolution
In a developing country like India Higher education is very important for human growth and human development. Higher education in India has experienced phenomenal expansion since independence. While digitization is ushering in a new era of transparency, efficiency and accountability, its proliferation in the field of education has brought about disruptive changes with a potential to radically alter the conventional landscape. The traditional education system was based on the concept of 'knowledge transfer' - the age old guru shishya parampara - which established a clear teacher taught relationship. However, the digital media and the internet have ushered in a democracy of knowledge where education has become a collaborative, self-driven enterprise. Today there are tools available to transform learning from an academic exercise to an engaging experience in imaginative and experiential learning. Pervasive and persistent technologies have today redefined the conventional role of the teacher. There have been initiatives to introduce technology into the realm of education, but those have been sporadic and unrelated.
How to cite this article:
Neelam Rani. Digitalization of higher education in India - A technological revolution. International Journal of Applied Research. 2019; 5(4S): 282-285.