In a recent interview with the owner of a pre-school we discussed how kids today are using their ipads and tablets in the classrooms to play interactive games that help them in grasping mathematical concepts amongst other things. Where pen and notebooks formed the toolkit of previous generations, today's learners come to class armed with laptops, smartphones and iPads. Despite its benefits, technology is still a disruptive innovation, as well as an expensive one. Faculty members are forced to invest time in learning new approaches with little budget support. With technology, students are more than ever engaged in creating their own knowledge. Distance learning and online degree programs have gained firm foothold in academic institutions all over the globe. What was once regarded as the niche channel for the delivery of educative content is rapidly becoming mainstream, increasing access to education, expanded revenue opportunities and new market for content for universities.
Today, companies are bringing their rich experience from various industries to the education sector. It has become imperative for educational institutions to partner with service providers from various domains to keep their processes up to date. In an attempt to highlight the prime solution and service providers in this sector, this edition of Higher Education Review highlights some key names in the industry. Through a number of varied methodologies tested under various parameters like clientele, solutions, facilities, quality assurance, and research and innovation, our panel of experts at Higher Education Review consisting of Tech Specialists and Educationalists; shortlisted 20 Most Promising Educational Service Providers in the country.
The cover story features Kalinga Software that has deployed its flagship product Greycells in all segments – schools, universities and autonomous colleges, all over the country that is both cost effective and customizable as per the user's requirements. Read on to learn how the organization is disrupting the education sector with its state-of-the-art tailor fit solutions.
Addendum: In the December Engineering College of the Year, 2015 issue, there was an error in printing the name of the institute. Our team apologies for the error and hopes to eliminate such occurrences in the future.
We hope this proves to be beneficial to you.