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Discuss how democratization of education through its digitalization can be a boon in the long term to ensure quality education.

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.

3. Discuss how democratization of education through its digitalization can be a boon in the long term to ensure quality education. (250 words)

Reference:  Indian Express

Why the question:

The article explains that the aggravation of education crisis in India due to pandemic warrants for taking some urgent steps to solve the gaping education crisis.

Key Demand of the question:

Discuss how democratization of education through its digitalization can be a boon in the long term to ensure quality education.

Directive:

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Start with brief context of the current crisis facing education.

Body:

The answer body must have the following aspects covered:

Firstly explain the education crisis in India; with public schools being completely shut for an entire year now, the majority of our kids have had no access to any form of education for over 12 months. Due to obvious problems like lack of smart devices and access to the internet, these kids have missed an entire year of schooling. Most of them have probably also forgotten what they already knew.

Suggest solutions to address creative ways to solve gaping education crisis in short term such as restarting schools at outdoor locations and in smaller groups, expanding the definition of teachers, disseminating free standardized content through existing widespread mediums.

Explain how democratization of education through its digitalization can be a boon in the long term to ensure quality education.

Conclusion:

Conclude with way forward.