Digital Skillset Essential in Education

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New Delhi, June 20: Adobe hosted the India chapter of its APAC Education Leaders Seminar 2016 in Colombo, and revealed the findings of its study Creative Classrooms Through Strong Digital Partnerships. [Link]

The annual event attracted many of India's eminent thought leaders, industry professionals and education leaders, offering delegates an opportunity to connect as a community and share best practices on how India's institutions are catalyzing creativity and embracing digital transformation in the classroom.


Thought leaders in education from UNESCO, National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), Jain Group of Institutions, Indian Institute of Technology (Madras), and Cognizant Interactive took to the stage to explain how the digital era is rapidly transforming the education sector.

"Digital natives in India are forcing educational institutions to offer amazing student experiences across a range of platforms and devices. This trend is accelerated by the government's focus on strengthening the nation's digital roadmap, driving a wave of transformation across India. As a result, leaders in education are focusing their efforts on addressing the classroom of the future by embracing digital technologies to modernise and stay relevant for students and teachers alike," said Mr.

Kulmeet Bawa, Managing Director (Designate), South Asia, Adobe. "At Adobe, we are deeply involved in helping educational institutions offer enriching digital experiences to their students - on and off campus - while also helping them derive business benefits from data-driven insights."

The report, Creative Classrooms Through Strong Digital Partnerships, which surveyed more than 1,300 educators across Asia Pacific (APAC) including India, was designed to understand the digital transformation journey within academic institutions in the Asia-Pacific region; its link with creativity and successful educational outcomes.

With the arrival of the digital era, employees need a vastly different skillset than that of the generation preceding them.

Educational institutions are being challenged to deliver success-oriented, digital skills building programs which provide rich learning experiences that equip graduates to cope with the changes brought about by technology advances such as multiscreen devices, and Internet of Things (IoT).

To keep up with this digital transformation, preparing students with the digital skills needed for success was seen by 73% of Indian respondents as most critical.


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