2020 Learning Technologies: Pedagogy shift towards Virtual Era

Scholars may be born but it is not an exaggeration if we say that they can be made too. In education through classroom have many flaws like – increasing population of students, and teaching restricted to classrooms only. The solution to these flaws lies in ICT (Information Communication Technology) based learning like more virtual universities, cost effective solutions and shared whiteboards. 20th century can be recognized as “Textual Era” and 21st century is known as “Digital Era” because today modernization of education took place. E-Learning facilitates people to learn anytime and anywhere. It reduces access time and distances. Smart Classes are necessary for effective teaching learning process which enhances interactive visual communication.

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Traditional Approaches includes learning things through the books, experiments, past experiences and with the help of teachers. In 21st century with the boom of computer science, communication and electronic technology, the way of teaching and learning has also been modernize. Now the books and lectures have been turned into eBooks, PDFs (portable document files) webinars and presentations etc. This type of education system called as e-learning system has facilitated us to gain knowledge in more effective way that improves the level of understanding.

After the popularization of e-learning, users felt that they need more personal applications that can provide the same facility when they are outside. This requirement lead to the development of mobile devices based application for learning and named as m-learning. Mobile devices need different platforms hence they are separately grouped together. Hence learning process has become more personal, more interactive and instant availability. Sharing, learning and understanding are possible just on time as well as it gives freedom of being wireless.

The next advancement in technology is ubiquitous computing i.e. u-learning. As the use of mobile devices is possible whenever we are present, ubiquitous computing provides the information of those areas also that are critical to reach like- forest and wild animal’s habitats. Ubiquitous computing comprises of the technologies- human computer interaction, wireless sensor networks, context-based computing, mobile computing, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, distributed computing, natural user interface, physical computing, virtual reality etc.

JK Lakshmipat University is one of the Top universities in Jaipur committed to build competency in engineering & research and in exploring innovation significant for society and meeting industrial expectations. The value based teaching in JK Lakshmipat University foster outcome based learning process. Currently, at JK Lakshmipat University, our students have attained the capability to make mobile applications centric for m-learning, also making use of virtual lab which is part of u-learning and progressing towards building u-learning applications.

Hence for having a bright future it is today’s necessity that the learning mechanism must be strong for better understanding. Earlier there was “Textual era”, presently it is “Digital era” and future can be either “Virtual Era” or “Smart Era”.

About The Author:

Dr. Kavita ChoudharyDr. Kavita Choudhary is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science Engineering. She did her Masters from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi and Doctorate from Banasthali University, Rajasthan. She has over 10 years of academic experience. She has published more than 30 research papers in national/international conferences and journals. She is a member of Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA), International Association of Engineers (IAENG), Internet Society (ISOC), Society of Digital Information and Wireless Communication (SDIWC), Universal Association of Computer & Electronics Engineers (UACEE), and CSI. She is Member & Reviewer of IJBTT, IJCST, IJECT, IJCTT, IJSCE, IJMTT and IJETT. She attended the IEEE Norbert Weiner Conference, 2014, held at Boston, USA, and presented her research paper and also participated as a panelist in the panel discussion. She received International Travel Grant from DST. She is Oracle Certified Professional JAVA SE 6 Programmer. Her research experience includes Software Engineering, Software Testing, Optimization Techniques, and Data Mining etc.