Lack of Training - A Challenge to Technology Use by Students

10 Dec, 2021

Lack of Training - A Challenge to Technology Use by Students

Summary: FairTalks, a research-driven panel discussion by school education experts, elucidated the significance of technological influence for a thriving future while analysing the survey conducted by FairGaze which indicated that lack of professional training (40%) and budget limitations (18%) were the two greatest challenges faced by students and teachers in the use of technology although an overwhelming 81% of the respondents supported the use of technology in education.

New Delhi, 10 December 2021: The recent episode of FairTalks, a research-driven panel discussion by school education experts delved on the use of technology for online education for school students and analysed a survey conducted by FairGaze which included the students, parents, and teachers. The results indicated that among various challenges, lack of professional training (40%) and budget limitations (18%) were the two greatest challenges faced by students and teachers in the use of technology although an overwhelming 81% of the respondents supported the use of technology in education. While over 60% rated positively their school's usage of technology in teaching and 81% recommended frequent use of the internet by the students, social isolation (41%) and distraction (26%) were two leading causes of concern among them. Interestingly, 67% were familiar with Zoom for online teaching among all the popular tools.

The panellists included Mr. Rohit Dua, Managing Director of Little Flowers Group of School,
Ms. Charu Srivastava, Director Principal of Siddharth International Public School, Ms. Pooja Bose, Principal of High Rang School, Munnar, and Mr. Rajendrasinh Gohil, Principal of Amar Jyoti Saraswati International School, Gujarat, who was also a moderator for the session.

Mr. Rohit Dua emphasised that technology is the need of every sector not only for the education system and said that, “In the last two years it played a crucial role specifically for the education system. The students and teachers should understand how to utilize it in a proper way, and through it, communication has become easier in both of them.” Ms. Charu Srivastava strongly recommended that the parents should understand technology in online education so that they can communicate and monitor the development of their children.

Ms. Pooja Bose delved into how the technology can reach the remote areas with zero access to technology which includes low-income society, rural areas and the need to mobilize necessary infrastructure to ensure is equal opportunity in education for all. Mr. Rajendrasinh Gohil, in his concluded remark, said that although the use of technology should be supported with optimism, we should be aware of adverse effects on health.

FairGaze is the leading school media and an engagement ecosystem for holistic development, which works with various stakeholders and policymakers, including organisers of premium events associated with the education industry. FairGaze engages with over 350,000 students from over 13,000 schools across India. FairGaze works with schools to conduct holistic development programs, SDG activities, MUNs, promote the sports and cultural functions of the schools, and recognise the achievements of the students.

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