Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday (20 February) launched Operation Digital Board in an effort to utilise emerging technologies to promote quality education in the country.
“Operation Digital Board is a revolutionary step which will make the learning as well as the teaching process interactive and popularise flipped learning as a pedagogical approach,” said the minister.
Digital boards will be introduced in government and government-aided schools spread across the country from class 9 onwards in the upcoming 2019-20 academic session. Such boards will also be made available in higher education institutions.
The Minister added that emerging technologies like machine learning, artificial intelligence and data analytics will be employed to provide personalised adaptive learning as well as intelligent tutoring to suit the needs of individual students.
The government expects that the spread of educational technology and connectivity will ensure equity in educational standards across the country.
Growing E-Education Segment
The vast potential of utilising technology to improve educational outcomes can be gauged by the continued investor confidence in Byju’s. The Bengaluru-based education technology startup recently raised $540 million from investors in its latest round of funding, taking its valuation to $3.6 billion.
The education app, developed by the startup for a wide variety of student needs, already has two million paid subscribers and a total of 30 million registered users. It is also now the world's largest education technology firm.