How can smart education system help your child prepare for next academic year?

Education is a trillion-dollar industry and has been growing at a staggering rate. However, 2020, the pandemic year, has left us contemplating how every business across the spectrum needs an overhaul to stay relevant and survive in the distressing times. Among the worst-hit sectors, education topped the list, where more than 1.2 billion children in 186 countries got affected by school closures. So whatever you have been doing to keep children afloat in the fiercely competitive world or make them outshine will soon become redundant. In such times, you have to look beyond traditional learning. The good old schools are not going to suffice the needs of the troubled modern world. School authorities have often tried looking beyond the essential learning components, but the exorbitant amount of infrastructural changes kept that ‘try’ at bay.

In such times, you have to look beyond traditional learning. The good old schools are not going to suffice the needs of the troubled modern world. School authorities have often tried looking beyond the essential learning components, but the exorbitant amount of infrastructural changes kept that ‘try’ at bay.

How technology abated the worsening learning gap

Technology has made better quality education possible even in the remotest areas of the country. Earlier,  quality education was synonymous with Tier 1 cities, but technology made that a right to all. Today, parents living in smaller cities worry for their child’s performance and growth as much as the parents in metropolitan cities; technology has mitigated this vast void. Smart education system has been changing the dynamics of the Indian education industry. What earlier was considered a luxury is now accessible to all. You can give the best education to your child without having to worry about shelling a considerable portion of your salary.

Let’s look at some of the incontestable benefits of smart education:

  • Flexibility

Smart education system allows students to learn at their pace without being under constant pressure to keep up with other students like in a traditional education setup. They can visit their recorded lectures repeatedly or seek remedial help from the teachers in case of any doubt.

  • Ample courses 

In a smart education system, schools are not bound by space or time constraints, so they can offer comprehensive courses compared to the regular curriculum. In addition, teachers can include various modes to impart education to make the curriculum enjoyable. This expands their learning, allowing them to learn beyond the syllabus.

  • Teachers within reach 

Students had to wait for the next day to clear their doubts in a traditional setup. However, smart education offers students multiple communication channels to interact with the teachers whenever they want without waiting. This promotes a healthy relationship between teachers and students, where even introverted students get encouraged to ask doubts and clear them instantly.

  • Increased collaboration  

Smart education allows students to collaborate with their peers. eLearning encourages group work where students become better at communication, conflict resolution, and leadership skills. They also learn new perspectives on things that help them learn faster and better.

The leadership at schools must ensure that the education they provide support systems, environments and programmes to meet the needs of learners to help them achieve their best self and allow them to develop to their fullest potential. The need for schools to be tech-enabled is not a ‘luxury’. Education providers must offer accessible study options to create a technically and academically proficient workforce. Accenture reports that “Leading businesses are reimagining the nature of work, pivoting their workforce to create new forms of value and scaling up “new skilling.”

High levels of knowledge and skills are considered requisites for active citizenship, employment, and social cohesion, which the smart education system can achieve.

How does LEAD enable schools to be smart performers?

The LEAD system offers a full-fledged digital transformation of the education system. LEAD has its learning methodology optimised to run even on the most basic smartphone model so that all children receive standardised education across all mediums regardless of where they live.

Smart education

Since pandemic acts as a significant threat to children’s education, LEAD has come forward to combat the crisis. LEAD has made the school curriculum easy to understand, even for the parents to participate in their child’s learning journey. With the help of LEAD School Student & Parent App, students can attend live classes daily, attempt quizzes, ask doubts in real-time. Digital Learning Content, Physical Reader & Workbooks, Learning activities, E-books, Regular assessments, Personalised revisions, Home practice, Doubt clarification, and National competitions are other unique features of the LEAD.

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About the author

Manasa is a Branding and Communication Manager at LEAD. She is an Asian College of Journalism alumnus and a former Teach for India Fellow. Manasa has also completed her MBA in marketing from Deakin University. She strongly believes that education has the power to shake the world and is excited to be a part of LEAD’s transformational journey.

Manasa Ramakrishnan

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