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Pages: 6243-6247
Publication year: 2011
ISBN: 978-84-614-7423-3
ISSN: 2340-1079

Conference name: 5th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 7-9 March, 2011
Location: Valencia, Spain

DIGITAL UNIVERSITY. NEXT GENERATION APPROACH TOWARDS EDUCATION

A. Kumar Garg

PAD. DR. D.Y. Patil Institute of Engineering & Technology (INDIA)
Students need to approach different university across the globe to get quality higher education like MS, MBA, Ph. D, Post Ph. D (super specialization). The most important hurdle the students face is the total awareness about the new courses and different universities where they are offered. Secondly, it may be very difficult for a lower middleclass / middleclass student has to shell out a lot of money for education and other expenses which he/she can’t afford. The concept of Digital University is a boom to many such students. It is a setup towards bringing all the universities under one roof, and student can have access to all the details of each university and can then make a cognizant decision about their higher education. Apart from providing valuable information about globally recognized universities, this will definitely shrink the expenses and students can easily get quality education right on their desktop. Students aspiring for higher education (technical or non-technical) face a number of problems.

• Tedious job of hunting many universities and courses across the whole world.
• Getting into these universities and to have a course of one’s choice is not a feasible task.
• Due to their financial problems, they cannot afford the astronomical fee and also fending themselves during their stay in the universities. In such a situation,

Digital University concept comes as a boom to all the aspirants. With this new concept, the details of all the universities can be accessed by a click of the keys on his / her pc or laptop which would otherwise be a very tiresome task. Writing to all the universities which have been short listed by a candidate and to get the reply and forms from them is another patience testing activity. Lastly to avail university courses and to get the quality education (technical and non- technical), students don’t have to physically be present in the campus of the university, and they don’t have pay the regular sky scraping fees that any institute normally demands (other than the admission and examination fees which would really be very meager). With the concept of Digital University, the students can bid adieu to the mind numbing chores. This project also brings the ease on the student’s pockets wherein the students spend only for his/her terminal and the broadband connection to get connected with the University where the courses are being conducted. It will be the distributed network system or NGN which have different type of access modes depending upon the authorities, like the University personnel, college management and the end user, i.e. the student. “Education and technology cannot be seen separately. Taking education, especially vocational education, to rural India will soon become easier through mobile handsets,
” The mobile phone is a great leveler in society as far as dissemination of education is concerned. This will prove a new paradigm in imparting knowledge to far-flung areas in the country and assist in bridging the divide using wireless and mobile technology.”
As mobile wireless network technology becomes widespread, the importance of education about this new form of communication is becoming critical.
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title = {DIGITAL UNIVERSITY. NEXT GENERATION APPROACH TOWARDS EDUCATION},
series = {5th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2011 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-614-7423-3},
issn = {2340-1079},
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location = {Valencia, Spain},
month = {7-9 March, 2011},
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A. Kumar Garg (2011) DIGITAL UNIVERSITY. NEXT GENERATION APPROACH TOWARDS EDUCATION, INTED2011 Proceedings, pp. 6243-6247.
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