Online learning has already moved from luxury to necessity in the world of education. Today’s students are digital natives; they’ve been raised with technology and they expect their education to be as accessible and to move at the same speed as the rest of their lives. As such, modern digital learning tools are continually evolving to deliver efficient and accessible education that not only rivals, but in some ways surpasses, traditional classroom learning.
DigitalEd was created to bring dedicated focus to online education and digital learning solutions, specifically to meet the unique needs of STEM education courses. Their mission is to transform online education and empower educators across the world to make learning better for everyone.DigitalEd products are powered by Maple, the world-leading math software from Maplesoft, uniquely positioning them to provide effective tools for online math-based education.
“Institutions around the world are finding that they must provide online education options to meet the needs and expectations of their students, manage growth, and stay competitive. DigitalEd was formed to help them do just that,” says Jim Cooper, Chief Executive Officer at DigitalEd. “To be successful, the online aspects of a course have to be at least as good as the traditional classroom versions, and modern digital tools, like DigitalEd’s Möbius suite of solutions, provide users with the environment, tools, and data they need to make it even better.”
Online learning brings students from a wide variety of backgrounds together, which creates a unique challenge for institutions. With students enrolling from different cultural, economic and educational backgrounds, institutions need to find solutions that allow them to effectively meet the needs of each student and ensure that none are left behind. Modern learning tools, like Möbius Assessment and Möbius Courseware from DigitalEd, provide instructors with instant data on each student’s performance, immediately highlighting any areas of weakness.
This makes individual evaluation easier, and through these digital tools, instructors can provide students with additional exercises that they can work through as many times as they want in order to gain confidence and competency with the materials being taught. Simultaneously, instructors can provide stronger students with more challenging problems to further test and strengthen their knowledge. In addition, assets like Möbius Assessment provide a variety of resources, including various testing methods, automated grading and immediate feedback that allow instructors to assess their class in the most effective way possible.
“DigitalEd provides valuable assets for improving the quality and accessibility of education,” said Avik Dutta, DigitalEd’s representative in India. “India has many renowned educational institutions, and DigitalEd’s online learning solutions are a valuable resource that will make online education widely available to students across the country.”
In addition to accessibility, modern digital learning tools allow for students in STEM courses to interact with live math, to be hands-on with concepts and to actually ‘learn by doing’. Digital materials are also easier to maintain and can be updated or enhanced immediately where traditional textbooks often require years to be updated and redistributed. As a result, faculty can learn from the student analytics and refine their materials in a continuous effort to improve learning outcomes.
“Online education can take many forms,” said Andrew Rourke, DigitalEd’s Director of Teaching Solutions. “Whether we’re talking about a fully online or hybrid course in higher education, or if we’re talking about test prep materials or supplemental materials for primary or secondary courses, today students have the tools necessary to succeed regardless of location or background or any number of other factors that previously may have been seen as barriers to access and success. DigitalEd’s commitment to improving the quality of online education means more students will have access to high-quality learning materials which in turn will create a more promising future for themselves, their families and India as a whole.”
Looking at the current educational landscape in India, it is quite clear that online education is no longer the exception, but has become the new normal as we move forward in a world of exciting possibilities. Digital learning tools provide capabilities that once seemed unattainable, allowing instructors to measure how students are engaging with the materials, including their level of comprehension, success rate and the amount of time they spend working on questions and other content. The goal of online education should be to offer better learning outcomes and there will only be greater improvementsmade as companies like DigitalEd continue working hard to enhance the quality and accessibility of education around the world. The future of education has never looked brighter!