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E-revolution in education in making: Coming age of smart school, smart class, smart teaching and smart learning
Several schools and higher education institutes are making their classrooms smart and modern by using information and communication technologies (ICTs), interactive white boards, multimedia, on-line learning and web-based management systems. The smart class and smart school systems are no more an unknown thing in urban centers of the country.

Since in a smart school there is be computer enabled education system, it will provide a platform for online e-class by making use of the Internet and digital software. The new breed of educational technologists says that in the age of Internet, our education system is going to be on-line and global in a big way. Therefore, use of Internet in schools and education is more a distant dream, but it is the necessity of the time now.

A smart school needs to have computers, projectors, Internet connectivity, ICTs, and other multimedia devices. In a smart class, students will use Internet and this will change the old thinking about the students and classroom instruction in order to make a shift toward smart teaching and smart learning. In a smart class, the teacher would have to arrange "online classes" by Internet; using e-smart devices and mobilizing ICTs.

In a smart classroom, the teacher works as a learning resource manager, educational technologist and facilitator in learning. The higher education institutes are being founded for training teachers for "Smart School Education".

There is a need to train the teacher educators, resource person, and teachers as well as non-academic and administrative staff. Now, training too has become accessible by online training. The e revolution in education is imminent; better get ready to embrace the smart school, smart class, smart teaching and smart learning.



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