The thinking which prevails that introduction of more technology in classrooms will reduce the role of teachers is completely wrong. According to global education expert, Anthony Salcito governments should focus more on training teachers rather than just handing out devices to students. Salcito, Microsoft Worldwide Education Vice President, said, that the viewpoint that technology in classrooms will reduce the role of teachers totally false. The role of teachers will always be important in human history and the role of technology is to empower educators.
Salcito, who has worked with different state governments in India on the training of educators, said governments of developing countries, should include a special focus on training of teachers and learning outcomes rather than just focusing on handing out of devices to students. The Educator outreach program for Microsoft India led by Vinnie Jauhari said the immense focus must be on empowering the teachers first before empowering students.
She further stated that the need of today is to let our teachers be trained enough to introduce the students to the world of technology. During the programme, they visited schools from a wide range of geographical locations in India like from reputed private schools in metros to municipal schools in rural areas.