At a time when EdTech players in India are creating tremendous value for a global audience, the most prominent companies in the industry have come together to form Education Technology Consortium of India (Independent Electoral Commission).
It aligns with and supports the last government advisor Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) will give each participating learner access to quality education at an affordable level, thus qualifying them for future academic success.
Keeping the consumer interest at its core, the EdTech Consortium has committed to monitoring and adhering to a common order ‘code of conduct’ and create a A two-tiered grievance redress mechanism To ensure that the positive impact of the industry reaches every deserving consumer while protecting their interests and promoting their rights.
Several prominent education technology entities have joined the International Electrotechnical Commission, including the Indian Education Technology Corporation Byju’sAnd Careers 360And Class PlusAnd doubtAnd great learningAnd harapaAnd Times Edutech and Events LtdAnd scalerAnd Simply learnAnd TopperAnd non-academicAnd upGradAnd UNext learningAnd We see An online learning platform White Hat Junior.
The move to create the IEC comes at a time when Indian EdTech players are creating tremendous value for a global audience. “The Indian edtech sector has grown exponentially over the past two years thanks to funding and consolidation that has boosted the ecosystem,” he says. my family KrishnaCo-founder and CEO of Vedantu. “However, while business growth is critical, consumer protection is also critical as this will allow students and parents to make informed decisions about the future.”
With each passing day, fintech and its associated branches become more complex and comprehensive than ever before. Education is seen by many in the industry as a major key to accelerating the adoption of technology services, and a broader level of public understanding of service development capabilities is seen as the missing piece in this regard.
Likewise, pandemic-led disruptions and subsequent lockdowns have forced parents and educational institutions to implement technology-based learning solutions, thus accelerating the sector’s growth.
Education technology operators in India are solving these accessibility and affordability issues by providing high-quality training courses led by industry-experienced teachers, trainers and faculty.
Initiatives such as the formation of the Independent Electoral Commission have raised India’s standing on the world map as an educational hub. The overall Indian education technology ecosystem affects more than half a billion school students, college students and working professionals across India. In this scope, it is necessary to protect the rights of learners; Something the Consortium remains committed to.
“We fully agree with government principles on protecting consumer interests and welcome the development of guidelines that help students reach their educational goals in a way that is future-ready and conceptually robust,” comments Divya Gokulnath, one of the founders of Byju’s. “We have always believed that the student should be at the heart of the education system and as educators, we must do everything possible to create the right set of processes and methods to enable and enhance their learning.”
Sobho RaiPresident of the Internet and Mobile Association of India, added: “IAMAI and members of the IEC are strongly committed to ensuring ethical standards for the protection of learners on online educational platforms. The IEC strives to empower learners not only by helping them make informed decisions but also by addressing their complaints In time. The formation of this self-regulatory body is an important step towards protecting learners as more and more students, teachers and stakeholders become part of the online education system.”
In the recent past, the education sector has undergone a major transformation and has complemented EdTech in driving academic excellence in the new era. Having made a significant impact by providing high quality and affordable educational services, EdTech entities have also worked to improve the learnability and employability of users to meet the evolving needs of the labor market.
Adaptive learning solutions ensure that learners are not just “knowledge recipients” but also “knowledge creators.” The sector has also created a large number of job opportunities. However, with the sector and end users growing at such a rapid pace, it is critical to establish a standard code of conduct for all Indian edtech entities to adhere to and ensure that ‘learners’ remain at the heart of all business practices.