Infrastructure Towards Sustainability

Creating an Environment of Excellence and Role of Technology

The role of the leadership and teachers is extremely important for excellence at an institutional level. A culture of innovation needs to be created at the Institution. However, this needs to be coupled with creating the right learning environment and infrastructure at an institution.

 The connections are created in several ways. Technology can be a big enabler in all of this. We connect

  • New knowledge to existing knowledge
  • The digital world with the real world
  • Students to information and content
  • Students to students
  • Students to teachers

We connect the learning space to the world, competencies to skills, individuals to groups, and groups to communities. And, most importantly, we connect technology to information – information to knowledge and knowledge to application in the real world.

Learning at the classroom level and role of technology

There are several aspects that contribute to excellence in education at an individual, institution, state and policy level. As an individual, it would be helpful to not only build academic foundations, but also build experiential learning. This would involve collaboration within and outside the classroom. This could mean working on collaborative projects, bringing in experts to the classroom, talking to people and learning from projects and doing activities outside the classroom. In the classroom, the teacher could play a very important role in bringing the world to the classroom. The role of the teacher transcends to being a facilitator. They deploys technology meaningfully to create some distinct learning experiences, which could enable deep learning. This would also perhaps involve some live projects and an inter-disciplinary approach.

Merely deploying technology is not sufficient. Investing in capacity building of teachers and also providing a robust infrastructure, which facilitates power backups, internet, use of devices that have inking capability can take learning to a very different level. Understanding the entire framework for implementing such solutions is important and must be considered when planning for ICT implementation at schools.

Technologically Driven Learning Experience

The student has to be at the center of the learning experience. The role of the teacher needs to be that of the facilitator. An educator helps deploy technology meaningfully to drive engaging learning experiences in the classroom.

  1. Leadership and culture of innovation at the Institute
  2. Building the capacity of teachers
  3. Creating learning environment for students
  4. Relooking at Teaching and Assessments to drive collaborative and innovative experiences for students

Importance Of Empowering Environment

Empowering Environment in schools is a systematic application of relevant technological processes and resources in teaching, with a goal to improve student’s performance. It involves a disciplined approach to identifying the needs of students, applying technology in instructions, and tracking their performance. This can be utilized to improve teaching and learning and help our students be successful. Through the use of learning management systems (LMS) students can access online resources to get assistance on demand beyond the physical reach of their teacher. Technology can also extend education in another way. 

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Infrastructure

Sustainable infrastructure refers to the designing, building, and operating of these structural elements in ways that do not diminish the social, economic and ecological processes in students which is required to maintain human equity, diversity, and the functionality of natural systems.

Preparing students to be successful for the future requires a robust and flexible learning infrastructure capable of supporting new types of engagement and providing ubiquitous access to the technology tools that allow students to create, design, and explore. The essential components of an infrastructure capable of supporting transformational learning experiences include the following:

  • Ubiquitous connectivity. Persistent access to high-speed Internet in and out of school
  • Powerful learning devices. Access to mobile devices that connect learners and educators to the vast resources of the Internet and facilitate communication and collaboration
  • High-quality digital learning content. Digital learning content and tools that can be used to design and deliver engaging and relevant learning experiences
  • Responsible Use Policies (RUPs). Guidelines to safeguard students and ensure that the infrastructure is used to support learning

Technology Infrastructure Solutions In Education

There are several innovative solutions available, which are around technology infrastructure management, content, student management, creating identities for students and employees, managing the examination and admission systems, alumni network, creating research infrastructure and storing data and backups for the Institution.

From a learning perspective, there could be digital repositories, resource materials across grades, assessment frameworks, platforms for learning such as LMS, Flipped Classroom. This was also supported with content and exposure to technology led teaching for the teachers. Both these interventions and support brought in very distinctive experiences for students and teachers. 

The infrastructure includes designing assessments, which link to Bloom’s taxonomy for learning; writing report cards which give deeper insights into the progress of a student through various grades and demonstrating dashboards at a school level, the possibilities are many. These solutions could alter the way decisions are made for capacity building and monitoring progress at the school level.

Need of Technologically Updated Infrastructure

The student has to be at the center of the learning experience. The role of the teacher needs to be that of the facilitator. An educator helps deploy technology meaningfully to drive engaging learning experiences in the classroom.

  1. Leadership and culture of innovation at the Institute
  2. Building the capacity of teachers
  3. Creating learning environment for students
  4. Relooking at Teaching and Assessments to drive collaborative and innovative experiences for students

Prime Focus

The focus is to share insights on how technology and ICT infrastructure can greatly influence the learning, management and governance at an individual, school, district, state and national level. Artificial intelligence, machine analytics, cloud technologies, data analytics and education tools can be deployed in meaningful ways to provide better insights into students’ work and performance.

Classroom Setup

Mac Lab

Classroom Should be Equipped with wifi access point for internet and Network connectivity to collaborate with students and teachers , LED tv or projector and apple TV connected to the projector  along with audio system or LED tv to share content also to project the iPad.

Classroom Requirements:

  1. LED tv /Projector and Screen
  2. White board
  3. Apple TV
  4. WIFI Access point
  5. Audio System
  6. Electrical points / Backup power

Networking – Infrastructure requirement

  • Campus Area Network was shortly called the CAN. any area that presented at a limited distance is called the campus. The Providing of the network at a particular location is called a Campus Area Network. Now How the Campus Area Network is get connected? We cannot connect through Wi-Fi. The Campus area network is considered as more than the local area network, it is the collection of multiple buildings or houses at a particular within the particular area.
  • Several Local area networks can be connected through a switch or a router that connects through the single network area. The Campus area network has a maximum length of 40 meters.
  • Many educational institutions, campus universities, and all corporate and office buildings have come under the campus area network.

Advantages of the Campus area networks

Cost effective

The Campus area network is very cost-effective. only a limited no of switches routers are used in the campus area which reduces the economical burden for the Campus. We can decrease the Economical cost of using simple hubs for that connection of the different local area networks.

Uses the Wireless connections

In campus area networks we use the wireless connection to connect the different local area networks, there will be no physical damage occurs in the wireless network. Due to the limited distance, the data will be transmitted and retrieved within the faster than in the metropolitan and the Wide area network.

By using the wireless connection to connect different campuses and branches, there will be no delay in the transmission and no congestion occurs due to the less traffic in the network. And we can search for any information in any type of circumstances if we are authorised to the Campus area network.

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