According to a UK survey, Indian instructors are making effective use of educational technology.

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By Education Today

Posted on May 27, 2022


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During the COVID-19 lockdowns, Indian teachers shown resourcefulness in utilising edtech tools to keep kids learning and track their progress so that they could solve learning gaps when schools reopened, according to a UK report released on Thursday. The study, titled “Effective Assessment and Progress Monitoring in an Online Environment,” took place in India, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines, and South Africa.

Effective education technology (edtech) tools are needed to support teachers who had to rely on innovative techniques to keep students learning and monitor progress during the pandemic, according to a study conducted by London-based non-profit T4 Education in collaboration with global research collaboration EdTech Hub.
“We must learn from the great difficulty imposed on teachers in India and throughout the world to ensure continuity of learning for kids in a long-term emergency setting,” said Verna Lalbeharie, executive director of EdTech Hub. When students in India had adequate digital access during lockdown, ed-tech tools like free-to-use multiple-choice quizzing platforms like Google Forms were extensively utilised and comparably easy to implement, according to the paper, and they had a beneficial influence on student engagement. However, the survey found that restricted student access to digital devices and weak connection were a significant issue, particularly in rural areas of the country.