Technology has had a significant impact on schooling. It has increased access to education while also improving information accessibility. It has developed into a potent instrument that has changed education in a number of ways, including by boosting general comprehension, time management, and student-centered instruction, as well as by raising student participation, cooperation, and interaction. The Internet’s global accessibility has ushered in a new era of “anytime, anyplace education.”
Digital teaching and learning, which were formerly thought to be “futuristic,” are now commonplace in the rapidly changing world. It turned out to be the only practical means to maintain the educational system during the epidemic, but it also brought to light various problems, such as digital inequalities and learning gaps.
The World Economic Forum, UNICEF, and YuWaah (Generation Unlimited India) joined together to develop the Education 4.0 India initiative, which aims to solve these problems through digital learning. The report’s four themes—foundational literacy and numeracy, teacher professional development, school-to-work transition, and connecting the disconnected—are intended to address the inequalities in the nation’s educational system by examining their problems and identifying scalable interventions that can be implemented.
This policy adds to India’s National Education Policy 2020 (NEP 2020) by offering a framework for the creation of scalable pilots that may be put into place by state governments and other stakeholders.