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D2L collaborates with ObserveNow to revolutionize Innovations in Indian Education 

 

D2L, in collaboration with ObserveNow, organized a roundtable discussion focused on “Technology Integration for Enhanced Learning Outcomes: Exploring Innovations in Indian Education” on 20 March 2024. The event aimed to explore critical aspects of educational technology, emphasizing student engagement, blended learning strategies, emerging technologies, and alignment with the National Education Policy (NEP).

Fifteen esteemed leaders from various educational institutions attended the session, including Prof. (Dr.) Daviender Narang, Dr. Pankaj Gupta, Prof. (Dr.) Jayanand, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Dr. Vikas Dhawan, Mohit Singh, Prof. (Dr.) Vijita Singh Aggarwal, Dr. Kumar Sambhav, Satyam Bhardwaj, Prof. (Dr.) Parul Gupta, Dr. Mukul Jain, Dr. Pardeep Kumar, Prof. Parma Nand, Dr. Saleem Javed, and Anugya Kumar.

The discussion focused on several key points. Firstly, enhancing student engagement and active learning was deemed crucial for improved outcomes. Participants proposed integrating interactive technologies, multimedia tools, and active learning methodologies such as project-based learning and flipped classrooms. They also emphasized the role of gamification and immersive experiences.

Secondly, attendees stressed the importance of blended learning strategies for effective implementation. They advocated for a balanced approach combining traditional instruction with online platforms, highlighting the benefits of flexibility and personalized experiences. Recommendations were made for investments in infrastructure and educator training to support this approach.

D2L is the Canadian-based software company that is the developer of the Brightspace learning management system, a cloud-based software suite used by schools, higher educational institutions, and businesses for online and blended classroom learning. The company is also the developer of Open Courses –  Massive Open Online Course platform. Other services include end-user help desk support, technical account management, technical data management, advisory consulting, program management, training, course development, customization, and accessibility design support.

There was also a discussion on the integration of technology for enhanced learning outcomes. Participants advocated for leveraging emerging technologies like AI, AR, and VR, along with data analytics to provide insights into student progress. Accessibility and inclusivity in technology integration were emphasized, along with the encouragement of collaboration with ed-tech startups and industry partners.

Lastly, the alignment with the National Education Policy (NEP) and the implementation of Competency-Based Education (CBE) were highlighted. Attendees discussed the benefits of CBE and suggested formative and adaptive learning approaches. New pedagogies to foster critical thinking and problem-solving skills were also recommended.

The roundtable organized by ObserveNow provided a platform for insightful discussions among educational leaders, paving the way for innovative approaches to technology integration in Indian education. It underscored the importance of adapting to evolving educational landscapes and leveraging technology to enhance learning outcomes and student experiences. Collaboration and the implementation of discussed strategies were deemed crucial for driving positive change in the education sector.

Tags: Education