“Students can remember for longer time and their interest in studies also will regularly enhance, so with a little control if we can then gamification also is very much useful for extending their logical skill,” says D.V. Mehta, Chairman, Genius Group of Institution & Gardi Vidyapeeth, Rajkot, Gujarat in an interview with Pratik Ghosh, ArdorComm Media Group at the ‘ArdorComm New Normal – Education Leadership Summit & Awards 2022’ #ELSAGujarat #ELSAAhmedabad
How are you feeling to witness this new normal education Leadership Summit and Awards in Gujarat?
I’m really feeling very excited because I can interact with so many educationalists and I am certain few excellent institutions are also participating in this that’s why this particular interaction will be really very much helpful to deal with the new normal especially at this time.
As you know the theme of our event is reimagining school education in the 21st century workplace so what are your views on this?
See nothing is permanent but change so things are changing so fast and if you cannot keep the pace with the change then definitely will be out of date so everybody needs to and this is the time for the change. India is now really becoming a developed country in all the fields so why not in education so all the educationalists should come forward and really these new changes everybody should accept, adapt and implement in the new education system.
What are your views on the gamification of education which is coming up with the AR VR?
Of course, when you read, you can recollect 10 percent, when you listen you can recollect 20 percent but when you visualize anything then your retention would be more than 30 percent and many visual learners are there. So, with this particular new technology of AR VR can make the students learning very interesting. Certain concepts which a teacher through like 1D 2D cannot explain properly, say space, planets, anatomy, certain topics, certain subjects. For teachers it would be very difficult to explain but when they will use the AR, VR, or MR even, automatically their job would be easy. Students can remember for longer time and their interest in studies also will regularly enhance, so with a little control if we can then gamification also is very much useful for extending their logical skill. So, for the same also gamification is absolutely suggested but all these things, anything in excess is bad. See this technology cannot replace teacher but this technology can support teacher so being an educationalist we need to understand but of course on the other hand the teachers they need to upgrade and update themselves continuously in their classroom teaching. They also should imbibe these technologies and they also need to update themselves to keep themselves in the new normal situation.
These types of events where we bring together the academia and industry together so how does this kind of events benefit the society at large?
Of course, it’s a part of Education because see ultimate goal of education is what one of the goals is earning, one of the goals is security or one of the goals is profession, job. If it is so then what’s wrong if education and industry they are coming together. So, this has really helped a lot because when industry and education they will come together they will come to know that what actually on field practically the industries require and what are the current trends are going on because education is a particular segment where process is little slow the change is little slow so at that time all these sort of interaction may help even institution also to upgrade and in which direction they should move that also they’ll come to know. Same way to the industries also they’ll come to know that what are the undercurrents going on in the education, 21st century is of collaboration and coexistence so this collaboration definitely may help the society to really redefine it to really regain it to really upgrade it so it will be a huge benefit to the society also by and large.
I’m happy to inform you that ArdorComm Media Group has recently completed one year of existence, so what message would you like to give to ArdorComm Media?
Really I’m very much happy to hear this, like in one year only in 365 days your speed is very fast it’s really very exciting and the way you are handling the way the company is dealing it’s really fantastic my best wishes to the company, to the all the stakeholders and with such organizations institutions and events we can grow together and in real sense we can say that in 21st century India is booming so my best wishes to the company and to all the stakeholders.