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United we stand, Divided we fall. HAPPY REPUBLIC DAY!

One day, a teacher of class 2 walks into his class and the conversation that followed would surely melt your heart.

Teacher – *with a smile* Class, can you all tell me that how many colors are present on our National Flag?

Class – *shouts* There are three colors on our National Flag. They are Saffron, White, and Blue.

Teacher – *with pride* Correct! You all are absolutely correct.

(but then, from one corner of the class, a student named Akash Thapa jumped up and shouted)

Akash – Sir, there are five colors on our National Flag.

(the full class burst into laughter)

Teacher – My child, how are there five colors on the National Flag?

Akash – Sir, on top there is saffron; in the middle, there is white; below, there is green; and there is a blue chakra in the center.

Teacher – Yes, but that, my child, adds up to four and not five.

(then the innocent child replied)

Akash – With saffron, white, green and blue, there are big blots of red all over the flag. I saw this when they opened the coffin in which my dad was kept.

(there was pin drop silence in the class)

Either I will come back after hoisting the tricolor, or I will come back wrapped in it, but I will be back for sure” – Capt. Vikram Batra, PVC

A truer line can never be said regarding the Indian Army. Over the years, it is because of them that we are safe. Law of dispersion says that when a beam of light passes through a triangular prism, it separates into component colors but little does it know that back in the mid 20th Century, a beam of red light entered the prism of British Raj and separated into three distinct colors with a chakra. Newton must have been proud of this spectroscopy, had he been alive. Today on this auspicious day, Team VAWSUM salutes each and every Braveheart because had they not been there, we won’t have been Here.

We stand here today, all safe and sound and call us a ‘republic’. We boast of having a very good constitution but are we really free? Has the crime rate really decreased? Can we really boast of a SOVEREIGN SOCIALIST SECULAR DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC? Can we really say that we have social, economic and political JUSTICE? Can we really say that we have LIBERTY of thought, expression, belief, faith, and worship? Do we really have EQUALITY of status and of opportunity? Are we really promoting FRATERNITY? If not, then the sacrifice of the Bravehearts is of no use. Then The Preamble is of no use.

On this day, when our constitution came into existence, let us pledge against crime and corruption. Let us strive towards the JUSTICE, LIBERTY, EQUALITY, and FRATERNITY that our PREAMBLE states. Only then can we have a SOVEREIGN SOCIALIST SECULAR DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC. 

“Let India be the SONG we SING, Let India be the DREAM we DREAM.”

Jai Hind!

Do you know why 24th January is celebrated as National Girl Child Day in India?

The creator of the universe didn’t dare to think beyond the IIMs, hence missed out on the honor of being an IIPM-ian. He must have unknowingly created an unsolvable, uncrackable puzzle for the rest of humanity to solve. As far as the mysteries are concerned, they are mysterious in themselves. They can’t be categorized, thus multiplying the complexity. They can be happy, yet they can cry. They can be sad, yet they might smile. They might feel like bursting out, yet they choose to stay calm. They are just being themselves that they don’t realize that how truly unprecedented they are.  There is no practical or theoretically possible starting point and no end to that. Every new definition challenges the previous one. Yes, we are speaking about the most wonderful creation of God, ‘GIRLS’.

The patriarchal society we live in has conditioned us to view women as the weaker sex. They are often seen as a liability when they should be treated as an asset. Female infanticide is a problem that has plagued our country for decades. Spreading awareness of the importance of having a girl child is the need of the hour. In order to meet this goal, January 24th is celebrated as the National Girl Child Day every year.

The aim of celebrating National Girl Child Day is highlighted in the following points:  (source: UPSC)

1) National Girl Child Day is celebrated to make the Girl get all the opportunities and rights for their betterment.

2) The government of India is used to eliminate the Inequalities used to face by the Girls in the Country.

3) The government has stated that every Girl should get every respect and right in the society of the Country.

4) The government made the Rule increase the sex ratio in India and to change the mind of the people to get every equal right to the Girl Child.

5) The government made the rule to make the people to behave in a right manner with the Girl and to provide the same emphasis to them.

6) To make the people know about the Girl’s Education, Respect, Health, and Nutrition.

7) To get the Equality of the Gender for the people.

8) To provide them equal rights to move around every part of the country by allowing every Girl to move to every part of the Country in India.

There are many rights provided by the Government to the Girls by which they can be able to get every Right for the welfare of the Country. Few of them are: (source: UPSC)

1) The government has blocked the Determination of the Sex when the Women become pregnant.

2) Girls Child marriages are restricted by the Government.

3) Care should be taken of the pregnant Women for the Child to remain healthy and Strong in their Womb.

4) The government has made the scheme of “Save a Girl Child” for announcing the people to get them in a right way to accept the Girl Child.

5) The government has declared to provide the Girls education till the 14 years of age for nurturing the good rite in them.

6) The government has many Laws of Anti- Sati, Anti- MTP to make the Women get employment and Status to the Women.

7) The government has implemented Five Years Plan to look after the Education Status of the Backwards States in India.

8) The government has made the rules to get equal rights and also opportunities to the Girls for their better Future.

9) The government has created the “Operation Blackboard” for the Girls by which every Teacher gets the Higher Education for making every Students better in the Education.

10) A government has opened up many Balwadi crèches for caring many babies and also make them visit the primary schools.

Each and every girl is special and unique in every aspect of life. No combination of any alphabet in English can properly frame a proper adjective to define a ‘GIRL CHILD’. On this auspicious day, Team VAWSUM takes this opportunity to quote the words of Sania Mirza – “Having a girl child is a PLUS and not a MINUS.” Jai Hind!

The Reason behind Reduced Absenteeism

Over the years, one of the irksome issue for school authorities has been an increase in the rate of Absenteeism. Quite often than not, students are absent without a bona fide excuse. Absenteeism has been a topic of concern as it has often been linked to serious problems such as violence, substance abuse, gang involvement and criminal activity such as burglary and vandalism. Left unaddressed, absenteeism can have significant negative effects on students, the school and on society. Absenteeism can lead to depression and also result in poor quality of education as a result of time lost while being away from school. It could also lead to moral degradation that leads to drug abuse, early pregnancies, and unruly behavior. And quite often, A PARENT IS UNKNOWN TO THE FACT THAT HIS/HER WARD IS ABSENT.

In this fast-moving world, where both parents of a student are usually employed, it becomes difficult for the parents to keep a check on the whereabouts of his/her child and this results to an increase in absenteeism. There can be many reasons behind absenteeism of a student but the worst one is “bunking”. “Bunking” has been one of the main cause in more than 60% of cases of absenteeism. It can because of reasons varying from peer pressure to phobic adolescence or maybe from lack of interest to private coaching, there had been many reasons behind the induction of “Bunking” into the long list of the reasons behind being “absent”. Of all the reasons, the one reason that shines the brightest is “lack of engagement of the parent as long as the attendance of their child is concerned”.

But how to fray against “bunking” which results in such rates of absenteeism? The answer to this problems is, VAWSUM. VAWSUM is a parent-teacher engagement app and VAWSUM helps a parent to keep full track of their ward’s attendance. Using VAWSUM, when a teacher takes attendance, the parent of the child gets notified there and then. As a result, there is very little provision for the child, not to be present (without a valid reason), as he/she knows that his/her parents would be notified. This results in an increase in attendance. When a child is present in the school, his/her class involvement increases and this enhances the growth of the child. This method of taking attendance promotes presenteeism as part of the discourse of learners, for each student.

Many schools across India are strengthening their class attendance policies by using VAWSUM. VAWSUM has been the cornerstone of the success for most schools. The attendance module of the app has revolutionized the ways of taking attendance and has indeed helped in the rise in the rate of presenteeism. While many schools have already started using VAWSUM, many have already requested for a demo use. If you too want the same, then contact us at www.vawsum.com

Build Your School Brand! Go VAWSUM!

“Brand is the promise, the big idea, the expectations that reside in each customer’s mind about a product, service or company.  Branding is about making an emotional connection.”  – Alina Wheeler, Designing Brand Identity

One of the most daunting task for every business is marketing the business and if you are running a school, then branding becomes even more troublesome. A lot of things needs to be kept intact when one has to do the branding as far as the school is concerned. From teachers to parents, from present students to ex-students, from workers to drivers – the school authority needs to put in that extra effort when branding is concerned. As Alina Wheeler says, branding can only be done when one can strike an emotional chord in the heart of the people.

Vawsum helps a school do just that. VAWSUM – the educational app that ensures a proper communication between parent and students helps you do just that. VAWSUM helps a school in the following ways :

> Vawsum ensures a better parent-teacher relationship. A parent doesn’t only get involved, but he/she also gets engaged with the important decision making of his/her child. this is done by

  • The ATTENDANCE module of the App notifies a parent regarding the attendance of the student on a regular basis. This shows that each school values their student and this builds a trust between the school and the parents of each and every student.
  • All the DIARY Work can be updated and sent to each parent on a regular basis. This improves the parent-teacher communication and thus, the school name gets printed in the good book of every parent.
  • One can easily SHARE LINKS using this app. This creates the atmosphere of the smart class. This feature helps students in better learning. Students get excited about learning because of this feature and thus, the school name gets printed in the good book of every student.

Now, when both, the students and parents are happy, they automatically become the brand ambassadors of the school and thus, helping in the BRANDING of the school.

>The online fees payment facility saves the time of each parent and once again, converts each parent into a potential brand ambassador for the school.

>The bus tracking facility that VAWSUM provides, ensures safety and security for each student. This also ensures that every driver rides safely. “Security” forms one major component when BRANDING is concerned.

> In this digital world, VAWSUM provides a digital platform to both, parent and the school authority. Thus, VAWSUM is helping each and everyone to be toe to toe with digitalization.

All these factors help in building the BRAND name of each and every school afterall “A Satisfied Customer, is the Best Business strategy of all“. So all in all, if you want a better BRANDING of your SCHOOL, then VAWSUM is the ideal platform.

 

Netaji – The Unsolved Riddle

“Freedom is to society what health is to the individual.”  – Lord Bolingbroke

A society without freedom ultimately jeopardizes the well being of its citizens and social prosperity. People long for freedom. Freedom gives every individual a sense of hope and a meaning in life. Since time immemorial, people have been fighting for freedom based on their own situation and circumstances in life. While some shouts for freedom from dictatorship and never-ending tyranny, others are screaming against dangerous substances such as alcohol or drugs. Back in the early 20th century, India fell in the first category, where the only word that made sense for every Indian was, “Freedom”.

India was enveloped by the British rule and Freedom seemed nothing but a distant reality. The curtains were down and India awaited a warring subjugator, who could destroy the British rule and out stepped Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, the son of Janakinath Bose and Prabhavati Devi. He was born on the 23rd January at Cuttack, Orissa.

We all know that Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and the then Brtish Government had no love lost between them. He had tremendous hatred against the British Government because they had unleashed inhuman torture and atrocities against the innocent Indians. Yet he sat for the ICS Examination in deference to his father’s wish. He came out with flying colors and stood fourth in the Examination. In the Viva-voce test, he was asked some interesting and difficult questions because they wanted to fail him. One of the questions was a) How many buckets of water are there in the ocean? Subhash replied,” It depends on the size of the bucket.” The interviewers were stumped. The second question was b) What is the difference between a soldier and a woman? They thought they had called Subhash on the wrong foot. How wrong they were! Subhash gave them a brilliant answer: A woman powders her face and a soldier faces the powdersThe examiners were stunned. He cleared the Indian Civil Service examination in 1920 in England.

The Jallianwallah Bagh Massacre moved and disturbed him, too much. He resigned from his civil service job on April 23, 1921. Under the deep influence of Mahatma Gandhi, he joined the Indian National Congress. He was very much impressed by Deshbandhu Chittaranjan Das and began to regard him as his political guru and guide.

Subhash Chandra was arrested several times, for example, he was arrested in Kolkata in December 1921 when he joined the boycott of Prince of Wales’ visit. He was again arrested in October 1924 and sent to prison at Mandalay Jail in Burma (Myanmar). Later he became the Mayor of Kolkata.

Earlier, Bose had been a leader of the younger, radical, wing of the Indian National Congress in the late 1920s and 1930s, rising to become Congress President in 1938 and 1939. He was expelled from Congress leadership positions in 1939, following differences with Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi and the Congress high command, after openly attacking the Congress’ foreign and internal policies. Bose did believe that Gandhi’s tactics of non-violence would never be sufficient to secure independence and advocated violent resistance. Subhash Chandra launched an all-India anti-British Campaign in September 1939. He was arrested in July 1940. Later he was put under house-arrest, but then he disappeared in the guise of a Pathan and reached Berlin, Germany in November 1941.

He reached Malaya and established Indian National Army (INA) or Azad Hind Fauz by recruiting Indian prisoners of war. In June 1943, he visited Japan to have the support of the Japanese government in the freedom struggle of India. On October 21, 1943, he became the commander of the Indian National Army in Singapore and began his military struggle against the British. He also established the Provisional Government of Free India there. In December 1943 he occupied Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

In December 1944 the Indian National Army crossed the Burma-India Border and reached Kohima and then Imphal. But the surrender of the Japanese forced him to withdraw and call off the war. It is believed that he lost his life in a plane crash on August 18, 1945, at the Taihoku airport, Formosa.

Subhash Chandra was one of the greatest freedom-fighters and patriots and is the Pride of Bengal. He became a legend in his lifetime as a great leader, fiery orator, and organizer. His military exploits, unmatched patriotism, and exemplary bravery have made him a role model for the young men and women of India. He still lives in our hearts and minds and works as a leading light and source of inspiration.

“By freedom, I mean all-around freedom, i.e. freedom for the individual as well as for the society; freedom for the rich as well as for the poor; freedom for men as well as for women; freedom for all individuals and for all classes.”

—Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose

Let us all strive toward such a freedom, in which, we ALL would live as one. Today, let us with all our fellow citizens, utter his ever memorable magic cry – Jai Hind!

Is your School Bus GPS Enabled?

Sending off kids to school in school buses can be a very intimidating for the parent as one has no idea if his/her kid has reached school safely or not and this intimidation will continue till the child returns home safely in the evening. But if the school bus is a little late, parents’ minds start running at the rate of knots. Approximately, 17,000 children are rushed to emergency rooms on an average per year because of school bus-related issues.

When it comes to the safety and security of children, technological solutions are mandated by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). In January 2014, the Board made it compulsory for all school buses to be equipped with Global Positioning System (GPS) for their locations to be tracked.

Like CBSE, using the technology advancement like GPS to track school buses would be an effective solution for all. Considering its simplicity and utility, this tracking system is a perfect solution for the parents as well as the school authorities and if the GPS service provider is VAWSUM, then the experience is bound to be very awesome. Let us have a close look at the boon of the system provided by VAWSUM.

Security

With VAWSUM, the school buses are being tracked and so, the school authorities and parents get real-time information on the location of every student. Notifications are sent for unscheduled stops, and the real-time location can be checked from the system’s mobile application; thus quickly finding solutions during emergency situations.

Easy Management

VAWSUM  takes care of routing and scheduling automatically. School authorities only need to review it and make changes for exceptional cases.

Peace of Mind

VAWSUM helps to provide peace of mind to both, parents and school authorities. VAWSUM provides real-time notifications and thus, one can easily get to know the reason behind the delayed school transportation. Sometimes it can be a traffic jam, unfavorable weather condition, break down, etc. whatever may be the reason, parents and school authorities will know about it instantly.

Enhances Driver Safety

By using a VAWSUM, one can easily monitor over details such as speed, acceleration, braking, and turnings that the bus take, with utmost ease and with these data, one will easily be able to know whether the driver is driving safely and whether he/she is following road safety rules or not.

Saves Time

By using VAWSUM, parents are able to get a real-time notification on arrival and departure timing of a school bus. Hence, waiting for a long time for the arrival of the school bus can be avoided with utmost ease and thus, save the time for both children and parents.

Green India

VAWSUM helps you track school buses. When the bus is under surveillance, the bus driver will always opt to use the best route for school transportation and also, there are little chances of a student missing the school bus and opting for a different mode of communication for that day. All these will reduce the fuel consumption, which will result in creating a greener environment.

The installation of GPS tracking systems with VAWSUM really fosters the safety of the child. Many school authorities and parents have already installed it and ensured the safety of the child. If you too want to ensure the same, then VAWSUM is your ideal solution.

For more updates, kindly visit our official webpage at www.vawsum.com 

The cause behind the increase in the rate of Drop-Out in Educational Institutions

To address the school dropout problem, educational institutions need to identify the cause as early as possible. These individuals, who drop out, are clearly not lost causes, and there is immense value in identifying the causes at the grass root level because, if the cause is not treated at the grass root level, then it cannot be treated at all.

The Union budget speech recognized the need to measure learning outcomes in schools. An amendment was added to the Right To Education(RTE) Act states that a child cannot be expelled or detained until the completion of elementary education – i.e., until class VIII.

The dropout rate peaks at the secondary level (class IX-X) at 17%, as compared to 4% in elementary school (class I-VIII) and 2% in upper secondary school (class XI-XII). This is also reflected in the transition rates in school education where the lowest transition rate is at the secondary level (from class X to class XI) at 69%. Once children are enrolled, transition rates indicate whether they are able to advance to higher classes. A transition rate below 100% indicates that the students are held back or have dropped out of school.

Speaking of Education, the one area of concern always remain ‘rural’ education. Around 68.84% people in India live in the ‘rural’ section of the society and as a result, ‘rural’ education always remains as the area of concern. The drop out rate is more in the ‘rural’ section than the ‘urban’ section. Few reasons behind this would be:

  • Quality and access to education is the major concern in rural schools as there are fewer committed teachers, lack of proper textbooks and learning material in the schools.
  • Every village is not provided with a school which means that students have to go to another village to get an education. Owing to this parents usually do not send their daughters to school, leading to a failure in achieving the rural education in India.
  • Most textbooks are in English and since people in rural areas either speak their native language or Hindi, but not English that defeats the purpose. This results in lack of their interest in studies.
  • Students are not at all encouraged to think but they are asked to memorize pre-defined questions for exams. So for many students clearing examination at the end of the session, passing their exam becomes more important than gaining knowledge.
  • Government schools are not as good and private schools are expensive. This results in a very low number of students actually clearing their secondary education and taking admission in a college for further studies. So the drop-out-rate at the secondary level is extremely high in villages.

The ultimate reason behind the Drop out rate is the Indian Education System. The actual quantity of schooling that children experience and the quality of teaching they receive are extremely insufficient in most government schools, be it rural or urban. A common feature in all government schools is the poor quality of education, with weak infrastructure and inadequate pedagogic attention.

The government is failing to realize that education which is a source of human capital can create wide income inequalities. The same group of people, who have received the same degree might have a comparative advantage over each other based on the educational background. There forms a massive income inequality. Let us understand this with the help of an example:

Let John be an individual who has had no primary or higher education. His human capital is zero and hence it bears no returns. Let Ramesh be an individual who completed his MBA from S.P Jain college and let Akbar be an individual who completed his MBA from IIM Calcutta. The average rate of return for an MBA student is 7.5% (hypothetical). Ramesh gets a rate of return of 5% and Akbar gets a rate of return of 10% due to the difference in the reputation and quality of the management school. Let the income of John, Ramesh, and Akbar be 1. In a period of 10 years, John will be having the same income, as he does not possess human capital. For the same time period, Ramesh will earn an income of (1+0.05)^10=1.63 and Akbar will earn an income of (1+0.10)^10=2.59. Now let us see what happens when the rate of return on human capital doubles. Earnings of John will not change since he does not have any human capital. Now, Ramesh is going to earn (1+0.10)^10=1.63, and Akbar is going to earn (1+0.20)^10=6.19. Flabbergasting! As soon as return on human capital increases, income inequality increases proportionately. With the return on human capital doubling, Ramesh’s income increases by 59% and Akbar’s income increases by 139%.

The above example just shows the effect of the quality of human capital n income inequality. So if the government does not improve education system particularly in rural areas the rich will become richer and the poor will get poorer.

According to NSSO data (71st round) on reasons for dropping out (for the 5-29 age group), the key reasons for female students dropping out is due to domestic activities, lack of interest in education and marriage. On the other hand, the key reasons for male students dropping out are economic activities, lack of interest in education and financial constraints.

The only way to counter the problem that leads to such Income Inequality and the rate of Drop out is to solve the problem at the grassroots level. And the problem is our Education System. Hence, it is imperative for the government to correct the blemishes in India’s education system which will also be a step towards reducing income inequality and thus, reducing the drop out rate among the students of India.

Advantages of using online examination system.

 

A major highlight of using a web-based exam software or an online examination system is that it gives a high level of transparency as opposed to the traditional method or remote method. It is almost impossible to compromise exam questions and evaluations because they cannot also be influenced. Most online exams generate their results instantly and it is often possible for the exam taker to get information on his results immediately. Some of the major advantages of online examination include the following:

Time management

Online examination systems help in saving time. With the easy availability of computers and the internet, the lengthy formalities and processes involved in creating question papers, registering candidates for exams, answer sheet evaluation and declaration of results get completely eradicated. Starting from the initial process of registration, enrollment and admit card distribution to examination and finally, the announcement of results have been synthesized and simplified in the online platform.

Cost saving

When an exam is based on the online platform, there is a considerable decrease in the cost quotient. The cost of paper, photocopying, and distribution expenses are all reduced or eliminated. The elimination of paper costs acts as a great initiative towards the creation of a green Earth. Administrators who want to reduce expenditures are likely to strongly favor using online assessment software.

Accessibility and Flexibility

Exams can be conducted anywhere. All a student needs is a device to have access to the internet connection. Students, no longer need to move from one place to another in the name of sitting in for the examination. In the same vein, examiners do not have to bother with the laborious task of marking exams as this is well taken care of by the system as the system actually marks each exam and presents the result to the student at the end of the exam.  Examiners can give the exam according to their convenience.

Security and confidentiality

For an exam to retain its value,  the security and the confidentiality of the exam is to be retained. AThe drawback with the prepared written exam is that any leakage will definitely compromise the standard of the exam and may result in a cancelation or a retake. But in an online system, not only is the content of the exam safely locked away in a database but the access to the database is only possible with an authorized personnel. One can also give the exam in a secure and safe atmosphere.

Statistical analysis

Compared data can easily be stored over time and thus, different comparative analysis can be done to analyze the outcomes of exams over time.

 

Poll your opinion and have a say!

“The Sanctity of Law can be maintained only so long as it is the Expression of the Will of the People.” – Bhagat Singh

Freedom of speech is one of the fundamental rights of the citizens of India. Many countries around the world allow freedom of speech to its citizens to empower them to share their thoughts and views.

Freedom of speech is essential for the all-round growth and development of a person as well as a nation as a whole. Imposing restriction on what one speaks or hears can hamper the development of a person. It can even create discomfort and dissatisfaction that leads to stress. A nation filled with people full of discontent can never grow in the right direction.

Freedom of Speech gives way to open discussions that help in exchange of ideas which is essential for the growth of the society. It is also essential to express one’s opinion about the political system of the country. When the government knows that it is being monitored and can be challenged or criticized for the steps it is taking, it acts more responsibly.

The Internet has augmented the Freedom of Speech and Expression. The advent of social media platforms has furthered it all the more. People these days are eager to give their views on anything and everything. If such is the case, then why to deprive people when it comes to giving an opinion regarding any school event? Like, if I am a parent, then I should have a say when it comes to making a decision regarding the place where my child would be going for an excursion or a picnic or, maybe a field trip, isn’t it?

Gone are the days when polling our opinion was nothing but a distant dream. Today, VAWSUM – an educational app, has revolutionized the way of thinking of the parents. Parents, now have the chance to poll in their opinion when it comes to events like excursions, field trips or a picnic. The teacher needs to post a question and the parents can poll in their opinion. Remarkable feature indeed! This feature actually helps parents to be more involved with the decision making in the progress of his/her child. Any major decision-making question just needs to be posted in the app by the teacher and each parent can poll in their decision. This enhances the parent-teacher relationship and enhances the child’s growth. Many have taken the step of polling their opinion regarding major decision-making of their child by using VAWSUM and the feedbacks have been nothing but POSITIVE.

You too can get the same experience when it comes to decision-making in the academics of your child. For better understandings, kindly visit our website, http://www.vawsum.com

 

Impact of Technology on Education

“Education is the Most Powerful weapon which you can use to change the World.” – Nelson Mandela

Truer words have never been spoken. If the world is a battleground, then education is indeed the weapon that one would love to have in his/her arsenal.  Education has the power to break apart all barriers and keep people together. Right since the ancient times, quality of life, values at social and individual levels, spiritual and material progress have been direct products of education. Of course, the form and methodology of education have been undergoing transformation constantly and consistently with changing times. In ancient times, education was very intimately connected to religion and the social values of the day. But, during the recent centuries, the scope of education, all thanks to technology, has increased enormously to include much more than what it did previously.

Technology has many different effects on education, one of them being enhancing the students learning. Technology may enhance the students learning and may assist most students in achieving their academic standards. When technology and appropriate teaching methods are combined, technology may increase the academic achievement. Positive effects have been found in all major subject areas, from preschool to higher education, both regular and for special children. Educational technology has been found to have a positive effect on a student’s attitude toward learning and on self-concepts. The introduction of technology into the learning environment has allowed the learning to be more student-centered, to encourage group learning, and helps to stimulate an increase in the student-teacher interaction. Technology has shown a shift from a focus on a student’s memorization to their problem solving. Through technology’s use, learning opportunities have become unrestricted by time or place, allowing lifelong learning. Student use of technology through communications can also help to enhance access to a career and  continued education. Students are more likely to use a computer to get help because they can do it themselves. Technology is helping students to become independent.

Technology has had a great impact on education.

  • Research work can be done in a easier way because of the development of software’s like Encyclopedia Britannica. Educational apps, search engines, videos, portable technologies and interactive activities provide students with a nearly endless supply of information and resources.
  • Students can opt for distant education classes, called “correspondence courses,” at community colleges and universities.  Thanks to technology, students can opt to take such courses over the Internet at their own convenience.
  • When schools in different parts of the state, country or world connect, students can “meet” their counterparts through video conferencing without leaving the classroom. This serves as a very good platform for the students to communicate and this can also help students to learn different languages.
  • Many schools/students cannot afford to bear the expenses of a foreign field trip but all thanks to technology, students can use the Internet to virtually attend Web seminars put on by museums and other educational institutions. NASA, for instance, offers a program that allows students to talk to astronauts in space.
  • Thanks to technology, young students can learn the basics of spelling, counting and other early educational lessons through computer games that make learning fun.

Not only has technological advancement like tablets, apps, video and interactive whiteboards be learning tools for students, but it has also served as an additional teaching tools for educators. Technology has revolutionized the modern way of education. The most powerful weapon Education, coupled with Technology has indeed been a giant step for mankind and is changing the face of the earth.