By - 15 June 2022
15 June 2022
School education in rural India has always struggled to keep up with its urban brethren. And then the pandemic struck. Overnight, schools were forced to go online. Majority percentage of schools in India whether urban or rural struggled with digital deliveries as they were not 100% digitally enabled, some barely. Other than money, time and will are two major factors for large-scale digital enablement, neither of which could be supplied overnight when the sudden digital only need arose. Yet again then, it was a losing race for most government schools especially for the rural ones. The pandemic induced need widened the digital gaps in the school system leading to huge learning gaps in the students.
But the crisis has served to brutally awaken all stakeholders to the fact that all our schools need to undergo rapid digital transformation. Educators, parents, and government, all have been forced to fast-think on how to make learning more inclusive and more intuitive. The realization has set-in that the future of education needs to be digital enabled in order to keep pace with the world.