Key messages for innovation policies in education
a system, education would benefit from having a well-designed innovation
strategy. Contrary to common belief, education is not innovation averse: the
amount of change in education is comparable to similar public sectors, and
education professionals consider their workplaces to be as innovative as the
economy at large. Despite this, education has not managed to harness technology
to raise productivity, improve efficiency, increase quality and foster equity
in the way other public sectors have. Innovation policies in education have
often focused on fragmented issues or on the wrong goals, sometimes driven by a
concern for quick wins, but without sustainable gains in the long run.
Well-designed innovation strategies in education could leverage the potential of
new technology and, with the right kind of policy mix, can contribute to both
more efficiency and better outcomes for quality and equity. Improved
measurement must be the foundation of innovation in education. Based on a solid
definition of “improvement” at different levels in the system, regular data
collection should assess changes over time in improved pedagogical and
needs a strong and efficient system of knowledge creation and diffusion,
extending from scientific research into teaching and learning, to the more
applied bodies of knowledge in the teaching profession and knowledge entities
in the system.
innovation in education is not synonymous with the introduction of digital
technology, innovation strategies should include the smart implementation and
use of technology in a way that leverages their potential for better teaching
and learning practices. This will be dealt with in subsequent chapters of this
innovation strategies in education must include an appropriate governance
model: identifying key agents of change and champions, defining the roles of
stakeholders, tackling pockets of resistance, and conceiving effective
approaches for scaling and disseminating innovations.
innovation in education requires strong evaluation. Without a broad and widely
shared culture of evaluation, innovation in education will remain stuck at the
level of well-intended but isolated pioneering efforts. Finding out what really
works, what doesn’t and why is key to developing a body of knowledge that can
guide future innovations.
being a field of innovation in its own right, education has also a key
relationship to innovation at large: as a system developing the skills for innovation
in economies and societies. Recent accounts of innovation and innovation
strategies have emphasized the importance of the skills needed to start,
disseminate and implement innovation. Critical thinking, creativity and
imagination, on top of strong subject-based, and social and emotional skills,
are key to the success of innovation. Education policies need to cover
developing these skills as a matter of key importance. Entrepreneurship
education is a good example of a setting in which such skills can be fostered
practices and digital skills :
develop telecommunications infrastructure (e.g. access to broadband and
telecommunication services) and preserve the open Internet.
the ICT sector including its internationalization.
e-government services including enhanced access to public sector information
(PSI) and data (i.e. open government data).
trust (digital identities, privacy and security).
the adoption of ICTs by businesses and SMEs in particular, with a focus on key
sectors such as healthcare, transportation and education.
e-inclusion with a focus on the aging population and disadvantaged social
ICT-related skills and competences including basic ICT skills and ICT
global challenges such as Internet governance, climate change and
Efficient Educational Institution Infrastructure :
fueling smart textbooks that adjust to a learner's speed.
and other assessments were once the only way to determine whether students
actually read assigned material. By the time teachers had the results, it was
often too late for struggling students to catch up. However, the new breed of
electronic textbooks take a different approach to measuring a student's mastery
of material. Such devices can talk to students, coaching them on the most
effective way to read the material based on their reading speed and answers to
personalizing the learning experience.
a learning experience is tailored to a classroom: If a class has 20 children,
the teacher usually finds a balance that addresses the fastest and slowest
learners. However, by using electronic textbooks and applications that measure
performance, teachers can personalize learning experiences and create custom
study paths for each student.
finding pain points.
Though largely untapped, social
media can be used to unearth national or local trends related to curricula. In
particular, pain points related to subjects or educational initiatives can be
discerned through sentiment analysis and used to inform programs going forward.
increasing classroom engagement.
a teacher asks a question in class, only one person can answer at a time.
However, an increasing number of educators are adopting interactive response
systems that let every student in a class respond simultaneously.
5. By measuring
learning programs and electronic textbooks can measure a student's engagement
by noting how fast they read, the speed of their answers to practice questions
or even the pause between keystrokes.
keeping parents informed.
addition to evaluations that teachers periodically send home, many parents may
want access to raw data about their children's performance: how engaged they
are, which concepts they're having trouble with and their overall performance.
This information can help parents be more strategic about using their resources
to help their children succeed.
identifying dropout risks.
gathered over the years has shown that attendance history, class performance
and socioeconomic status are the strongest indicators that a child may drop
out.. If schools/institutions can use this kind of data to intervene before
students start struggling, they could help mitigate the overall dropout rate.
The recent reports released by Federation of
Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and Ernst and Young (EY) on
Higher Education in India during the FICCI higher education summit held at New
Delhi from 12th to 14th November 2014: Vision 2030 looks ahead at a time when
India will be a leading global player in education and amongst the
youngest nations in the world, with nearly 140 million people in the
college-going age group. With one in every four graduates in the world will be
a product of the Indian higher education system. The vision 2030 is aligned
with policy foundation and envisages the student at the core of the Globalised
world. This can be achieved only by educating and empowering youth through a
sound education system with a clear vision and a time-bound roadmap.
Over the last two decades, India has remarkably transformed its higher
education landscape. India has not only bettered its enrolment numbers but has
enhanced its learning outcomes.
“In order to realize the goals we envision for 2030, adopting a transformative
and innovative approach is critical across all the levers of higher education:
from curricula and pedagogy to the use of technology to partnerships,
governance and funding. Making rapid progress over the next two decades would
require a committed and concerted effort from all stakeholders involved ie
academia, industry, and government.” With the effective use of technology,
India has been able to resolve the longstanding tension between excellence and
India has undertaken massive structural and systemic changes that have started
to yield encouraging results. The country has been touted to have the
best-in-class post-secondary education system at present. These factors will
contribute to the growth and can help envision the 2030 dream.
The right career option is quite tricky for both students and their parents.
Most of us go through the same dilemma after passing class 12th exams or during
graduation. Opportunities can be hard to spot; one can find them, if he/she
uses a thoughtful and deliberate approach. It’s important that student should
know how to identify and pursue opportunities that are a good match for his/her
interests, skills, and circumstances. The interest of the student is necessary
but lucrativeness of the career and job prospects also play an important role
in making the decision. Besides top paying career options such as MBA,
Software, Chartered Accountancy, Journalism, Medical, Advertising, PR and
architecture, there are numerous other career options in flying & aviation,
physical education & sports, law, interior designing, digital media
management and marketing, fashion designing, multimedia & artificial
intelligence, research & development and administrative services. The
process of finding opportunities that will eventually lead a student to an
exciting but unknown destination. The student needs to be patient, and
persistent in his/her efforts. The student will not only end up in a role
that's right for him/her, but will have a good understanding of options
There are multiple choices regarding career options and one is bombarded with
questions like, which is the right career for me? Am I making the right
decision? Which programme and course can get me a good job?. There are lists of
traditional and newly introduced courses available like- Bachelor’s of Hotel
Management (BHM), General Nursing & Midwifery, B Com (Hons), B Sc (Hons),
Bachelor of Homoeopathic Medicine and Surgery, Master of Dental Surgery,
Diploma in Pharmacy, Engineering and MBBS. Research about the course you are
interested in and find out about the career prospects and the other information
about that particular course. Speak to people who have already taken the same
course and find out what it is to choose future career in that course. Students
or professionals, who have completed the course you are interested in, can give
you an insight from a student’s perspective.
India is one of those countries, which are known for their quality higher
education. There are over 300 universities in India which have thousands of
affiliated colleges. Colleges in India cut across various streams such as- arts
and commerce, law, science, engineering and technology, management, medical
science, journalism and mass communication. After identifying an opportunity to
aim for, student needs to prepare and choose college. There are hundreds of
colleges and universities available for same course student is interested in.
The student needs to choose wisely after researching about the college and how
it will help the student excel in the course and make him/her job ready. The
student should see all the prospects of the college he/she finally chooses to
gain admission in and also look for the processes that will get him/her
admitted in the college.
An Innovation-cum-Incubation Centre impregnated with common facility centre has
been established by EXIN since 1986. It provides platforms and mechanisms for
the students, alumnus, faculties, consultants, industries, vendors, contractors
and clients in the region to interact with each other and thus to foster
needs/opportunities based on innovation. The importance of design
education and innovation is undisputed in helping a nation become a global
leader and in maintaining its leadership. Taking into the account the diverse
needs of people from across India and PAN Asia, regional growth becomes the
foundation for national development. An Institute EXIN in the region, being the
knowledge epicenter, will naturally be able to champion multitude of
initiatives to create, exploit and diffuse knowledge and innovations into its
immediate and larger society.
Aims and Objectives
The Innovation-Cum-Incubation Centre is instrumental in drawing up the
innovation strategy power and in creating roadmaps/action plans for the Institute.
The following is a proposed list of activities that the Centre is envisaged to
with industry, other Institutes/Universities, regional and national
of knowledge sharing mechanisms inside the University
in curriculum (It is worth noting that EXIN has already embarked upon this
activity by introducing examination reforms, question bank and innovative
design of answer scripts.)
awareness and outreach
innovation strategy and roadmap.
The Institute Innovation-cum-Incubation Centre(IC) seeks to build an innovation
network with multiple stakeholders like Industry, other Universities, R&D
Labs and others. The Institute will act as the focal point and will be able to
technology R&D and problem solving strengths of the Institute
entrepreneurial spirit of the students and faculty
with local industry, NGOs and others
teaching and training capabilities of the Institute
policy initiatives more efficiently
By doing so and by bridging demand-supply gaps, the IC will increase knowledge
exploitation while giving birth to:
in business models along with products, services and delivery
solutions for local, regional, national and global needs
in curriculum ( It is worth noting that EXIN has already embarked upon this
activity by introducing examination reform, questioning bank and innovative
design of answer scripts)
Thus, an Institute Innovation-cum-Incubation Centre will enable enhancements in
multiple aspects of the Institute, while providing a better environment for
innovation to flourish. Innovation Centre will act as a resource, a guide and
an arm of the Institute to foster, facilitate and further innovation culture
and spirit in the Institute and its stakeholders. The IC will be instrumental
in drawing out the innovation strategy and in creating roadmaps/action plans
for the Institute.
Innovation-cum-Incubation Centre of EXIN is implementing the following
projects in different domain areas sanctioned by the Management. This is the
first institute to receive fund upto Rs. 6.50 cr for establishment of an
Innovation-cum-Incubation Centre under the Partnership with NSDC, Govt. of