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Digital Learning is a need based Technology in Education

Digital Learning, Education

Digital Learning is a need based Technology in Education

Digital Learning is an instructional practice that effectively uses need based and application based technology to make the students learning process much stronger. Digital learning increases the skills of critical thinking, based on analytic reasoning, thus promoting cooperation and skilful team work in every aspects of life. Hence, it is used for professional learning opportunities of teachers and to provide personalized learning experience for students.

(A) There are different processes in digital learning:

1) On-line learning: It is the process of education in which contents or instructions are only delivered through internet.
2) Blended or hybrid learning.
3) Differentiated learning.
4) Personalized learning.
5) Flipped learning.
6) Individualized learning.
7) Gamification.
8) Understanding by Design.
9) Universal Design for Learning.

(B) There are different tools and resources for digital learning. During the 21st century, the following apps or tools may be used for digital learning:

1) RSS or social leaders
2) Google plus communities.
3) YouTube channels
4) ITunes
5) Google Drive
6) Drive box
7) Ever note
8) Digital pocket
9) Zotero

(C) It is to be noted that the digital learning should not be confused with online learning or E-learning. Some important points are discussed below:

(1) Process of digital learning: Interactive and adaptive software helps the students to learn in their own style, making the process more engaging. This new learning technologies provides real-time data by which the teachers gets more information, they need to adjust instructions and to meet the needs of each student.

(2) Digital materials and digital resources: Digital materials are the extensive model and software based infrastructure to support the learner (in this case students, teachers and researchers) with acquiring knowledge by presentation and simulation and its evaluation across multiple length and time scales. It is also balancing the need for high performance and high level of interrogation. Digital resources are in a computerized form, which can be read or scan by means of electronic media. The digital resources doesn’t require a separate space in library as these can be stored in the digital space of a computer locally or remotely. Digital resources can also be stored in the form of digital library or digital collection in an online database of digital objects that is composed in the form of texts, images, audio, video
or other formats. The contents are accessed by a computer network. Thus, these services provide systematic order where data and information are flooded, mismanaged or lost.

(D) Strategic steps towards success of digital learning:

1) Helps to determine educational goals:-For example, digital learning is used to improve skill on any subjects (but this technology developed by the help of science and maths), reading proficiency, to enhance student communication and thus increasing graduation rate. It is also helping extreme collaboration by providing more opportunities, increasing educational institutions and career readiness by ultimate technology of digital teaching skills.

2) Leads with teachers not technology:- Student teacher relationship is at the heart of Education. This statement may seem obvious to many yet the practice of planning for technology in classrooms with little or no teacher’s involvement remains all-toocommon. Thus, teachers should be involved in every phase from planning and implementation to assessment. They must know how to engage in professional learning opportunities in distinct leaders and with each other.

3) Engage with stakeholders:-
The stakeholders must be supportive of the digital learning programs, if they feel suitability in the planning
and development of those programs. So, the changes with digital learning will be experienced by students,
parents, teachers, and community leaders.

4) Monitoring the progress:- The digital learning process is very slow and time taking if everybody has a goal to reach in every corner of the society. So, the process should be monitored regarding its productivity and positive outcome. During the process of implementation, one may face problems in changing an old method of learning to a new digital method. Many teachers may not feel comfortable in accepting this method as an ideal one, because, this may hamper the close physical and mental bonding between the teachers and students. But on a better aspect, to gain positive result, everyone has to keep great patience.

In conclusion, it is stated that the digital learning may help learner to grasp versatile knowledge and concepts. It will be more approachable for all students especially for some introvert students, who can’t approach to teachers in front. Students get ample amount of time to clear doubts and concepts through digital learning. This learning process is very much handy, especially easy operable by the students and teachers.

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