Vol. 5, Special Issue 4, Part G (2019)
The challenges of digitalization of higher education
Digitalization means transformation of all information types (texts, sounds, visuals, video and other data from various sources) into the digital language. Digital Learning is learning facilitated by technology that gives students some element of control over time, place, path and/or pace. Digital learning requires a combination of technology, digital content and instruction. Digitalization has no doubt changed and revolutionalized our higher education system, but we cannot say that it has diminished the value of our old time classroom learning. According to its experts, digital technologies should only complete, but not supersede traditional teaching methods, with their full potential to be used by slow-learning students or students with special needs. Technology dynamism has played an important role in the development and expansion of digitalization. The best results can be achieved if IT is used at certain intervals, approximately three times a week, since frequent use of innovative and primarily digital methods can gradually decrease the students’ information processing efficiency. In this paper we will discuss the challenges which are emerged due to digitalization because people commonly resist change, even if the changes are superior to what they had previously. They might not trust that a technology-based learning program will be as effective as interacting with an instructor. There are many challenges like dependency, addiction, senseless use, negligence of basic skills, physical and psychological threats etc. due to digitalization which are discussed in this paper. In conclusion, we can point out that digitalization has helped to transmit education faster, more efficiently and at a lower cost, but the challenges for its future delivery are unspecified and somewhat unpredicted. It will be interesting to see how we tackle these challenges in future. The success or failure of higher education system not only in India, but world over, is dependent upon our effective answers to these challenges.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi, Neelam. The challenges of digitalization of higher education. Int J Appl Res 2019;5(4S):197-199.