The influence of technology can be felt in just about every sector, including education. With the increased availability of high-speed Internet across India, a growing number of people using Smartphones and the recent Digital India Project, it only makes sense for Indian students to finally reap the benefits of technology aided self-study. In fact, India’s online education market is projected to grow to nearly $1.96 billion by 2021 and the number of people enrolled in online learning courses will touch nearly 9.6 million by then, as well. So, let’s take a look at how exactly technology poses advantages for self-study sessions –
1. Learn Anytime, Anywhere
If you have a Smartphone, laptop or desktop and Internet connection, you can learn from any location at any time of day or night. With information accessible ’round the clock, you can integrate education as per your schedule, even when you’re travelling. Simply put, it’s comfortable!
2. Time Saver & Cost-Effective
Tech-backed learning models, such as SpeedLabs’ hybrid platform, prove to be very cost-effective because they use hard core data to identify the strengths and weaknesses of each student so time goes into improving performance in specific areas in a customized format, bespoke plan and suitable pace. Never waste time or money again!
3. Don’t Scratch The Surface; Go In-Depth
Often times classrooms are taught in a manner that is too broad. But, every student is unique. Technology-aided self-study allows a student to go more in-depth in exploring subjects of interest to attain full mastery. It encourages curiosity!
4. Track Progress In Real-Time
Technology-aided self-study offers analytics in terms of how long a student takes to answer questions, which areas are problematic and how much progress is being made with time. This eliminates confusion as to how a student is performing so there are no surprises at the last-minute (i.e. on the date of a final exam). Tutors at SpeedLabs, for example, pay close attention to these analytics so students can be groomed in a timely manner.
5. Heightened Self-Esteem
When a student takes charge of their own learning outside of the traditional classroom environment, it teaches them to be independent and responsible. Most importantly, it encourages a student to be self-motivated – this is a skill that will come very handy in the future, especially when they enter the job force.
6. The Human Element
Sophisticated technology-aided self-study programs now include a human element factor. Some tools offer online collaborations, audio-visual interaction, real-time Q&A sessions and more. At SpeedLabs, we have experienced tutors monitoring students and guiding them as mentors, as well – in fact, this blended model, which features adult supervision, prevents students from falling prey to distractions.
Today’s modern-day student is well-versed in technology – they’ve literally grown up with mobile technology and social media. Teaching them to use these tools to enhance their education is a smart move and will also give them an edge on their long-term professional development. If you’d like to understand how SpeedLabs can help improve your child’s education, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Also published on Medium.