EMBRACING THE CHANGE: SWOT ANALYSIS OF THE EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY IN ONLINE LEARNING
M.S.SIRANJEEVI, HUSSAIN PATTANWALA
ICT, education technology, MOOCs
Progress of any society, is based on their reliance in education and development. India is one of the multi cultured and ethnicity country which firmly believes in this concept. The advent of new age technologies and innovations made most of the traditional education obsolete. The workforce of this generation must be multitalented and multifaceted. Embracing the education technology tools and MOOCs became the bridge to the new world. This paradigm shift is essential in lieu with the global education. The education id changed from tutor centric to learner centric (Pragati, 2016).
Higher education is projected to increase from less than 100 million students in 2000 to over 250 million in 2025 globally (Lay Cheng Tan (UNESCO, 2011a)). This includes adult population who engage in updating their skillset. The exploitation and accessibility of internet and smart mobile usage considered to be the biggest factor which enables the people to learn online. The percentage of students graduating from school is interested to continue their education. The expected benefit of higher studies and the imminent perks associated with job also stimulate the workers to upgrade their skill and learn new technologies in their domain. In this paper we are going to discuss about the awareness among students in embracing the education technology (ICT).Higher education is undergoing a major revolution in terms of increased accessibility. With changing technology, information sharing and, knowledge management are applied to the higher education. Developing quality educational content and innovative instruction method is important.