Multimedia Creativity Programs – The need of Present & Future
STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) based creative education plays a key role in the modern systems of education. Knowledge of tools used in creation of content using digital media is very important in today’s world.
Some of the private schools in India have already taken lead in starting up multimedia computer programs that are equipped with digital cameras, animation & graphics design software, etc. This has resulted in students using digital media to express their creativity & imagination at these schools. A definite benefit of this has been the development of Creative & Life Skills of students from such private schools. This is evident in these students doing well in competitions based on Robotics, 3D Animation, Game Development, Graphic Design, Product Design, Digital Photography, Video Editing etc.
Students in India should also rise up to the same level. Hence, there is a need of starting creativity & design based programs that enable students to experience & learn 21st Century technology skills. Benefits of such creativity & design based programs are as follows:
- Students are introduced to a new set of digital tools that open a world of possibilities at an early age
- Provides a fun and educative break to students and helps in reducing stress
- Parents get to know and can encourage specific abilities of their child who may/may not excel in academics but perform well in any of these creative areas
- Activity based approach helps in building student’s life skills in terms of Goal Setting, Decision Making, Problem Solving and Critical Thinking Skills