E-LEARNING: TRANSFORMING THE FACE OF EDUCATION IN INDIA
Do you remember the time when smartphones, Bluetooth devices, computers, and other such electronic items were not allowed in the classroom? Now, it seems like it was in the Stone Age.
The Internet brought a big revolution in the 2000s among different sectors from ordering food to hailing a cab. Also, the education sector saw a bigger revolution in which; Teachers use technology in their classrooms to make learning more interesting for students, and students use the internet to do in-depth research on subjects, to do internships. As the culture of e-learning spreads in the country, the student will find a more efficient way of learning where they would learn a skill online.
What is e-learning?
An abbreviation of electronic learning, e-learning signifies formalized teaching but with the help of internet and electronic resources such as smartphones, computers, Bluetooth devices, etc. In other words, e-learning is a network-enabled transfer of knowledge and skills, and the delivery of education is done to a large number of recipients at the same or different times.
Top education platforms in India for online learning
Education apps in India have brought a revolutionary change. They have made learning easy for students as well as have reduced stress for parents. It’s not necessary that the best professors are always available in the classroom. Students, who belong to tier-2 cities in India, don’t have the proper resources and have lack of coaching institutes. Coaching institutes in metropolitan cities are so congested and overcrowded that it’s not easy to learn in such ambiance. But virtual learning has made it possible that students can learn at any time and from anywhere across the globe.
Let’s have look at 7 such awesome apps that are helping students to make their life easier by offering the best virtual knowledge.
It is one of the well funded, well-managed start-ups in India and one of the most popular apps in India. It has very engaging video lessons that help students in adaptive learning. This app is making a wave in the country because it has the quality of content which surpasses the expectations of students.
Byju is basically an online tutorial company that gives special focus on subjects like mathematics and science. With the help of digital animation technology, such complex subjects are explained. It has also a complete set of mock tests and sample papers for class 7-12 and it also helps in preparing for competitive exams like NEET, CAT, IIT-JEE and etc. This app is a one-stop solution for students.
TopRankers was founded by Mahbub Hussain, Gaurav Goel, Malay Sarkar, and Harishnath Goswami in 2014. It is a digital education portal that helps students who are preparing for competitive exams like CLAT, SSC, RRB NTPC, UPSC, etc. TopRankers provide study materials and practice tests so that students can crack state and national level exams unnervingly.
Unacademy has some great online educators like first woman officer Kiran Bedi. This app offers study materials, mock test series, and pen-drive courses to students who are preparing for UPSC CSE, Bank exams, IIT JEE, SSC exams and etc. It is one of the best education apps in India which helps students to improve their writing skills, ability to speak, and enhance their knowledge.
This app provides more than 2000 video lectures and specialized courses on all kinds of competitive exams which has benefited thousands of students even from the remotest corner of the country.
Meritnation is India’s largest online learning portal for school children with millions of students across 9 countries. It caters to the learning needs of students from class I-xii across leading educational boards. It has an experienced team of educationists and technologists who are passionate about changing the status quo and challenge one another continuously to provide a seamless product that empowers tomorrow’s leaders. They have introduced numerous innovations in the areas of content, delivery formats, reports, assessments, and many more.
Established in the year 2016 adda247 is India’s largest EdTech platform which caters to more than 40 million users in a year. Adda247 has multiple YouTube platforms like the Adda247 mobile app, Adda247 YouTube channels, bankersadda.com, sscadda.com, teachersadda.co.in, and career power.
Adda247 provides a comprehensive online learning platform for aspirants of government job exams in India. This app provides coaching for various bank exams like IBPS, RBI, SBI, etc, SSC, Railways, Teaching exams, and defense exams. Apart from that, it includes online live classes, on-demand video courses, mock tests, EBooks, and books.
India’s one of the largest tutoring company Vedantu was started by three IITian friends, which helps students to learn online with some of the best-curated teachers. It’s one of the best quality is that it has excellent quality of teachers available. Group and individual classes are also available. This app is very interactive for both students and teachers as it has features like two-way audio, video, and whiteboarding tools where both teachers and students are able to see, hear, write and interact in real-time. This learning platform has online classes for grades 6-12 and co-curricular courses.
CAclubindia.com, an interactive platform for finance professionals and taxpayers was launched in 1999. Initially, it was only meant for knowledge sharing among CAs but with its gaining popularity, its wings were spread amongst the whole finance professional community.
Today it has 2 million-plus members with a gamut of services like updates on various services in the finance world mostly relevant to CA’s, CS’s, ICW’s and MBA’s, platforms for interaction with persons of their own fraternity and updates on current advancement/reviews/discussions in financial related issues.
If we take a look at the current trends, it is expected that the online higher education market will witness considerable growth in the next few years and aid in distance learning education. More number of students especially from tier-2 and 3 cities are expected to adopt online channels to prepare for competitive exams. At these places, limited options are available for offline test preparations.
In the future, Hybrid models are expected to gain, where online platforms are expected to offer offline centers to provide classroom-like experience to students. Gamification, the approach of introducing fun elements like video game design learning, is likely to gain popularity in India.