Live video streaming is making prodigious inroads into the realms of education the world over, and contemplation is rife regarding the development of more ideas and methods which can enable people to utilize this technology further – to the greater advantage of all.
Herein comes the idea of how live video streaming can help in the development of education in rural India.
As we all know, there cannot be much of a difference between the
- Mental Attributes
- Physical Attributes
and therefore, the
- Learning Abilities
of children – be they from rural, or urban areas.
- The Right to Education
is equal for every child – and adult.
The only difference then can be that of circumstances -- which modern times and technology can find solutions to. Here comes the role of video streaming for the purpose of education. Let us look into this matter deeply.
Though there seems to be no difference between the rights and abilities of rural and urban children in the matter of gaining education, there does exist a huge difference or gap where
- Skill Development
- Knowledge Acquisition
of the two kinds of children is concerned.
As per survey reports, rural children have been found to lag behind urban students in subjects like
- Social Science
and more. The reasons?
- Lack of facilities
- Lack of adequate infrastructure
- Shortage of quality educators in the rural areas
- The socio-economic environment
Let us look at what the urban students have easy access to, that the rural ones do not:
- Modern tools to aid the learning process
- Cosmopolitan nature of habitat and lifestyle enabling exposure to diverse cultures
- Educators trained in innovative ways of teaching
Let us now look at what rural students have to contend with:
- Poor infrastructure
- Lack of teachers
- Outdated modes of learning
- Absence of good libraries
- Absence of well-equipped laboratories
- Lack of development of modern tools to aid pedagogy
- Minimal cultural diversity
- Inadequate interaction with students from different countries, or communities
These factors, and more, bring impediments in the way of the widening horizons of the skillsets, knowledge, and information of rural students.
The central and state level governments are aware of this situation. However, since India is so vast, varied, and heavily-populated a country, changing the educational infrastructure altogether can involve an immense amount of money, time, planning, and more.
Most of such changes can be rendered unnecessary with the development of live streaming video for the dissemination of education, thereby saving a massive amount of time, efforts, and money in the process of overcoming impediments on the way to educating every possible person and corner of India.
- Sound internet connection
- Display screen
- School / college / university fees
- Traveling expenses
- Hostel expenses
- Price of books, stationery, etc.
Since the development of the means for a learner to access knowledge almost anytime and from anywhere, missing classes – and being unable to acquire the 21st century skills that can become as important as survival in the next few years -- can get very difficult, actually, in these times of video streaming.
The ones mentioned here are just some of the major ways in which video streaming, and the further development of solutions related to this technology, can take education to the rural areas of India – and also the world. There can come more ways, and better ideas for using the technology of video streaming – with time, and even from you.
We would love to hear your ideas. We would also be happy to help you with the further development of your ideas by sharing our experience and expertise related to video streaming and VOD with you, too. You are most welcome to contact us here for a consultation – totally free of charge.
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