Digital Education Skills by Commonwealth online platform
Commonwealth of Learning
An online platform has been launched by the intergovernmental organization which is supposedly the formed by the Commonwealth Heads of Government can help both teachers and students to improve their digital education skills is necessary to create an enabling environment and culture of lifelong learning. For the welfare of the students and moreover to assess their digital education skills this platform initiated by the COL not only helps them but also assists the teachers to learn digital education skills based on areas that need improvements, and receive a certificate according to their depth of understanding – beginner, intermediate or fluent.
Eventually this (COL) is one of the valuable treasures for the teachers to develop communities and demonstrate their effective use of digital education tools, and thereby influence others as leaders in digital education skills, COL said in a statement on Friday.
“Digital Education skills will be the primary skills for success in the 21st century. To strengthen the digital education skills environment in the Commonwealth is the core intention of this platform,” said Sanjaya Mishra, COL’s e-learning specialist. For child learning, as the innovative audio-video feature boosts the cognitive elements in a child’s brain, Digital education is fun learning for all cadres and particularly effective. To our life and surroundings in an interesting manner, the INFO-TAINMENT combination involved in digital learning makes it more practical, applicable and relatable.
With the governments and educational institutions of the Commonwealth member-states the British Columbia, the Canada-headquartered organization said it would work to support the adoption of C-delta. In collaboration with the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching and the University of Cape Town, South Africa, the curriculum framework for C-delta has been developed.
From across the Commonwealth, the modules have been developed by experts and peer-reviewed by an advisory group the statement added.
For the purpose of providing excellent digital content and supporting technological platforms, the Indian IT sector organically or otherwise holds enough capacity and character. On digital education and the subsequent money flow, this sector is gearing up for some quality movement with the advent of several corporate giants like TATA, BSNL & RELIANCE. To facilitate this sector’s meaningful growth innovation is one thing that has no end and therefore would always invite different stakeholders like Government, Content experts, Technology firms, Users, Teaching community etc. to come together to collaborate and invent cutting-edge technologies and methods. Government and private players need to come together to bridge connectivity and accessibility issues.
Digital Education showed its face in the 90s in developed economies like the US. It started penetrating gradually with the support of device manufacturers mushrooming early in the USA and other developed countries. Developed nations have started realizing the cost benefits of going digital and are acting with an eye on the future. For example, Stanford University has introduced a digital course in masters in electrical engineering. According to research by Harvard University, more professors are selling their lectures and notes to digital campuses. The change in the developed nations has been a welcome note with some challenges related to internet connectivity in the society.