by extramarks - Academics - December 17, 2018 How E-Learning is Fulfilling Each Student’s Right to Education Irrespective of Their Financial and Geographical Hindrances “Education is the passport for future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today” – Malcom X Lacs of children in India still have zero or very limited access to even basic education- not a new thing to point out but a critical one for sure. Plagued by financial troubles, a number of children get caught in the web of poverty without even getting a chance to escape it. People from remote locations surrender to circumstantial problems and suffer from ignorance due to absence of schools and proper teachers. To be honest and to say the least, their state is dismal. However, one can see a silver lightning peeping from the clouds. As the Indian Government takes steps towards digital education, we might be able to bridge the knowledge divide between privileged and under-privileged. Battling Financial Woes One of the saddest reasons for someone being denied access to education is because he/she comes from an economically backward family. Education, on the other hand is the only tool which if gifted to children can help them rise above their current circumstances. Digital education can help in saving man-power and infrastructural costs to a large extent. Also, learning various subjects on digital platforms is much more affordable than having to buy books for every subject. E-learning, hence provides a wonderful alternate to conventional education. Going Boundary-less Several potential students don’t get educated because they live in remote rural areas with schools nowhere in their vicinity. Travelling to far off regions and villages in order to reach school is a complete dampener when it comes to promoting education. E-learning provides a solution to this problem. The rapid penetration of mobile phones in almost every nook and corner of the country has been a boon for us. And here is where the application of technology becomes truly useful. Digital platforms bring the teacher to the homes of the students, right on their digital devices. A student from a small village may be able to have access to the same knowledge being imparted to students from Tier I cities. Controlling Drop-out rates One of the major issues that the brick-and-mortar schooling model has seen is the inability to control school drop-outs. Students who are enrolled for primary education choose to opt out from school after a certain age. While some of the issues include pressure from parents to start earning and inability to afford higher education, lack of interest in learning has also been cited as one of the top reasons resulting in students dropping out. It is very difficult to ensure quality education and well-trained teachers to be present everywhere. E-learning, however, if employed by schools can hugely improve the willingness and enthusiasm of students towards education. E-learning helps transcend boundaries, enables students to learn at their own pace and helps them gain access to knowledge and information anytime, anywhere. Let’s join hands in stirring-up an e-learning revolution that can make right to education for all a reality!