Be a Tech-Savvy Teacher
The teacher has an important role in changing the lives of a student. Teachers are placed at the highest platform, being a teacher is the most esteemed calling ever in society. After parents, children trust most to the teacher whether in academics or in career, so it is just that a teacher should be perfect in all ways. To become teacher you need to do graduation and then training in the form of B.Ed i.e. Bachelors of education this makes you eligible for T.G.T (Graduate Trained Teacher). If you are postgraduate and B.Ed then you can apply for P.G.T (For classes 11 and 12). If you do M.Ed after B.Ed and clear Net examination then you are eligible for teaching in college and University as Assistant Professor. With the change in time and increasing role of technology, there are varieties of opportunities available for teachers in the market.
The impact of technology is also changing the face of education especially the relationship between the teacher and students. Teachers are using the technology to replace the old method of standardized, rote learning and create more personalized, self directed experiences for students. Mothers who wish to do job from sitting at home they also have an opportunity to use their skill and earn while taking care of their babies within the four walls of their houses. So they can spend their quality time with kids. Market has opened gates for techno savvy teachers in different realms.
Teachers with proficiency in technology can apply for:
Instructional Technology Specialist
This post involves developing project plans for implementing a range of instructional technologies, evaluating new and emerging technologies and their ability to meet both teaching and learning needs, educational technology initiatives such as flipped classrooms/blended learning, iPads for teaching and learning, and active learning classrooms, planning, organizing, and leading workshops for faculty and students in the use of specific instructional technologies.
The job of a corporate trainer is to help in improving the performance skills (soft, people or hard skills) of the employees of a corporation. The job description of a corporate trainer can range from delivering classroom training, assisting in coordination and delivery of new hire training programs, including some coaching and training on certain topics and tasks, collaborating with sales leadership to identify, recommend, and implement training solutions that maximize organizational efficiencies and performance.
The Learning Consultant designs and deploys the global learning competency/behaviour based roadmap for employees and leaders at all levels. Job description for the same is designing learning roadmap based on core and key competencies/behaviours to accelerate employee’s and organizational performance aligned with short and long term business goals, building a global learning platform and solutions that takes into consideration a variable expense model through vendors and internal solutions, developing processes and infrastructure to insure that the learning is applied and provides a measurable return on the investment tied to higher business results and employee engagement.
An Instructional Designer is someone who is the practice of creating instructional experiences which make the acquisition of knowledge and skill more efficient, effective, and appealing. The job description of an Instructional Designer is to working collaboratively with faculty. Instructional designers, utilizing state-of-the-art technology to produce engaging online courses, providing curriculum design, development and launch support for all electronically delivered classes, creating, altering and maintaining web sites used with respect to specific programs.
Due to the advent of technology and its expansion in the market, new needs are arising and it is helping teachers to take up challenges and go beyond the four walls of the classroom. Even sitting at home you can guide students sitting in different countries about India and its culture by different online courses. Even different countries are looking for mentors who are expert in Indian languages and can train students by webinar, chat rooms, online assignments, Skype or by exchange programs. Trends are changing and teachers are an agent of change, bringing new dimensions of learning. Days are not far when classrooms will not be needed. Technology is making learning dynamic you can read at your own pace at your own time and according to your need.
by Dr. Neelima Kamrah, Registrar KIIT College of Education Gurgaon