Digital Education In Jammu And Kashmir: Opportunities And Threats
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 7, Pages 6412-6417
AbstractDigital education as an emerging concept focuses on digital technology driven operations and management of educational systems, institutions and teaching learning methodologies utilising software packages and codes, hardware infrastructure systems, algorithms and data portals facilitating active interaction and communication between students, educators, policy makers and inter-institutional collaborations. In 21st century age of Information and Technology, educational tools, methodologies and the concept of education itself got rapidly transformed through opportunities provided by digitisation with emphasis on distance learning, flexible timelines, open access to education resources, online teaching modules, real-time assessment, integrated information systems for collaborative research between institutions world over, and proactive policy for approaches for real-timemonitoring, performance review and management of educational institutions. However, this rapid shift towards digital education has posed challenges of data security, personal privacy, cyber bullying, blackmailing and profanity despite presence of robust cyber security mechanisms and stringent cyber laws. The paper explores competitive edge of Digital education, efficacy of its various opportunities, threats of security issues, and need for proactive policy approach for rejuvenation of Digital education in Jammu and Kashmirmore so in view of recent Covid-19 lockdown which led to closing of educational institutions world over thereby mandating exploration of new means of learning.
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