New Delhi: Pandemic has given opportunity to adopt innovation faster in education which can result in equitable system of teaching and learning. This has been expressed by the Vice President of India M Venkaiah Naidu. Using AI more effectively in the edtech space, the Vice President voiced his support for AI & Big Data for personalised education to children. He was speaking virtually at the inaugural ‘World Universities Summit’ organised by O P Jindal University, Sonipat.
In addition to this, Shri Naidu wanted online educational tools to be used in skill training and adult education to enhance the skills and employability of our huge youth population.
Stating that virtual education cannot be a substitute for conventional classroom learning, the Vice President emphasised the need to develop a hybrid teaching model for future by combining the best elements of offline and online education. He said that such a model should be both interactive and interesting for the learner as well as the teacher to ensure the optimum learning outcomes. He stressed that teaching is not simply content delivery; rather it should prepare students to learn independently and creatively.
“Through pro-active critical thinking, learners should be moulded into leaders in their chosen fields, so that eventually they evolve into drivers of social change”, he added.