Technological Approaches in Applied Social learning

(Formulate in lieu of industry 4.0)

  • Krishnan Umachandran Nelcast Ltd., India
  • Amuthalakshmi P Madras School of Social Work, Egmore, Chennai – 600 008, India
  • Roosefert Mohan T Research Scholar, SRM University, Kattankulathur - 603 203, Kancheepuram, India
Keywords: Industry 4.0, internet of things, smart teaching, learning, future skills, robotics


Industry 4.0 covers the readiness of achieving expertise that impacts the society, strategy, talent and technology. Individual, social and economic demands pose ever-changing challenges for education and training even in today’s world. In spite of the shrinking rapidity, which progressively affects the cognitive, biological, and information offerings into the new insights on people learning, for an effective reformation to an even more miniature of scientific and technological connect, ultimately on the knowledge content. Today’s students will compete in a technological, diverse, multi-cultural world and must be prepared to thrive in that futuristic environment; therefore, it is vital that today’s pedagogy produce lifelong learners, who can succeed in a global arena. To ensure our educational technology progresses at the rate demanded by today’s ubiquitous digital learners, we are reviewing emerging technologies and traditional teaching methods and propose desirable changes. Further enhancement in student learning and outcomes through technology enabled learning builds alliances among institutional units, employers, community partners and provides the effective delivery of learning services and opportunities to students. Technology depends on the cleverness and the innovative application of theoretical tools from control and estimation for scalability through hierarchy and multi-modality. Educational technology enhances the learning experience for students, faculty, the university and community at large. Hence, to develop a richer context for student learning, covering societal inadequacies, injustices in empowerment to learning access among students, cross-cultural involvements, and opportunity to learn, we deliberate on the latest trends in pedagogy - intelligent tutoring systems and ICT integration that can be modified during their implementation to suit future needs for industry 4.0 requirements.

Author Biography

Krishnan Umachandran, Nelcast Ltd., India

Dr. Krishnan Umachandran is experienced and exposed to all spheres such as Production to Marketing of Beverages, Pharmaceuticals, Building Tiles, Footwear, Medical /Surgical devices, Foundry, Electricity, ERP, ITES etc., currently serving as General Manager (Organization Development) and manages the performance of India’s Largest Grey & SG Iron Foundry with 3 factories with an installed capacity of 140,000 TPA in 3 locations. Has a passion for research and has published sizable number of articles. Continuously learns by attempting experimentation, innovation and networking. Personal Strengths include - Market & Customer; Leadership & Management; Organization Building & Development.


B.E – Mech. Engr - University of Madras,

M.S – Technological Operations – BITS, Pilani

PGD.PMIR – Madras School of Social Work

Advanced Diploma in Management – Baroda Productivity Council

MBA – Annamalai University, India

PhD – Dr.MGR E & R Institute University, India.

PUBLICATIONS illustrative (remaining in the link):

2018 -

Krishnan Umachandran, Igor Jurcic, Debra Ferdinand-James, Mohamed Mohamed Tolba Said, Adnan Abd Rashid, (2018), Gearing up education towards Industry 4.0, International Journal Of Computers & Technology, ISSN: 2277 - 3061 Volume: 17 Issue : 02, pp- 7305-7311.

Krishnan Umachandran, Debra Ferdinand-James, Igor Jurcic, Valentina Dela Corte, (2018) Industry 4.0: The New Industrial Revolution, chapter approved in "Handbook of Research on Big Data Analytics for Smart and Connected Cities”, IGI Global Information Science Reference, 701 E. Chocolate Avenue, Hershey PA, USA 17033.

Igor Jurcic, Krishnan Umachandran, Valentina Dela Corte, Giovanna Del Gaudio, Vasudeva Aravind, Debra Ferdinand-James (2018), Industry 4.0: Unleashing Its Future Smart Services,  Contemporary Issues in Economy & Technology 2018, Split, Croatia.

Igor Jurcic, Krishnan Umachandran, Giovanna Del Gaudio, Vasudeva Aravind, Debra Ferdinand-James (2018), Affordances   of   Educational Technologies   in   Facilitating   Learning   in   Today’s Cross Cultural   Global Context, Journal for open innovation, Society of open innovation technology, market & complexity & DEMI of the UNINA 2018, Conference with IFKAD, June – 26-29, 2018, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy.

Umachandran Krishnan, et al., (2018), Relevance of Nanotechnology in Food Processing Industries, International Journal of Agriculture Sciences, ISSN: 0975-3710 & E-ISSN: 0975-9107, Volume 10, Issue 7, pp.-5730-5733.

Debra Ferdinand-James & Krishnan Umachandran (2018), Leveraging Environmental Education for Achieving Sustainability in book Achieving Sustainable Strategic Advantage, Bharti Publications, ISBN: 978-93-86608-37-6, pp. 116-121.

Sawicka B, Mohammed A, Umachandran K (2018) Food Safety of Potato Processed in the Aspect of Acrylamide Risk. MOJ Food process Technol 6(3): 00151. Pages 8, DOI: 10.15406/mojfpt.2018.06.00151.

Umachandran, K. (2018). Technology in Business Education (Learning Applications - Assignment Submissions in YouTube). People: International Journal of Social Sciences, 3(3), 1420-1431.

2017 –

Krishnan Umachandran, P. Amuthalakshmi, (2017), Interpersonal relationships at workplace, Splint International Journal of Professionals, ISSN 23496045, Vol IV, Issue 6, June 2017,

Krishnan Umachandran, (2017), Resource Accounting on a Business Perspective with Value Stream Map, International Journal of Management and Social Science Research Review, Vol-1, Issue – 36, June -2017 Page 110 Impact Factor: 4. 695 Peer Reviewed & Indexed Journal IJMSRR E- ISSN - 2349-6746 ISSN -2349-6738.

Krishnan Umachandran., Barbara Sawicka., (2017), Study of Timber market of Malaysia and its impact on the economy and employment , Journal of Advances in Agriculture, Vol. 7, No.3, Sep-2017, Pp. 1109 -1116, ISSN 2349-0837,

K Umachandran, Debra Sharon Ferdinand, Igor Jur?i?, (2017), Inter-Org Sys, Journal International Journal of Innovations in Engineering and Technology (IJIET), Volume - 8, Issue-3, Pages- 247-253, Publisher- SN Educational Society. 

Krishnan Umachandran, Debra Sharon Ferdinand-James (2017), Affordances of Data Science in Agriculture, Manufacturing, and Education, IGI Global Information Science Reference, 701 E. Chocolate Avenue, Hershey PA, USA 17033, pp. 14-40.

Krishnan Umachandran (2017), Business Sustenance in African Entrepreneurship, International Journal of Latest Trends in Engineering and Technology, Vol. (8) Issue (3), e-ISSN:2278-621X, pp. 372-377. DOI:

Barbara Sawicka, Krishnan Umachandran (2017), The Natural, Social, Economic and Legal aspect of the Ecological Management System, International Research Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences, Vol. 4, Issue 5, May 2017, ISSN: (2349-4077), pp. 49-75.

2016 –

Umachandran, Krishnan. Health Care Lean Mangement: A Report. Splint International Journal of Professionals 3.11 (2016): 73.

Krishnan Umachandran (2016), Attitudinal Scan, GE - International Journal of Management Research, Vol. 4, Issue 11, November 2016, ISSN(O): 2321-1709, ISSN(P): 2394-4226, pp. 1–5.

Krishnan Umachandran (2016), Attitudinal Development in Employees, Bonfring International Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management Science, Volume 6; Special issue; December 2016; ISSN 2250-1096; Special Issue on Sustainable Development in Corporate Sector – Perspectives, Problems and Prognosis, pp 81-83.

Debra Sharon Ferdinand, Krishnan Umachandran (2016), Online Assessment : Product development in Academic Writing, Maha Journal of Education, The Kongu Regional Educational and Research Foundation, ISSN :2348-8840, Vol. 2, Issue - 1, April - 2016,  pp.73-81.

Krishnan Umachandran (2016), Technology Composite HR, Karpagam University, Bonfring International Journal; December 2016; ISSN 2250-1096; Special Issue on Sustainable Development in Corporate Sector – Perspectives, Problems and Prognosis.

2014 –

Umachandran, Krishnan. Principles for Practising Management. (2014), Armoise Publication.

2013 –

Krishnan Umachandran (2013), Reach the poor through Employability Skills development (Automobile Segment – Chennai), RENPER 4, International Seminar, University Malaysia Kelantan, Jeli Campus, Kelantan, Malaysia.

2012 –

K.Umachandran (2012), Exploitation of Human Rights in Indian industrial Sector (Automobile Segment), University of Bengkulu (Unib), Indonesia, 3rd International Seminar of the Regional Network on Poverty Eradication, 15-17 October 2012

2010 –

K.Umachandran (2010), Autonomous Work Teams on High Performance Mode, Journal of Education Naresuan University, Thailand; Vol.12, No.2, May-Aug 2010. ISSN 0859-5127,  pp-141-155.

2003 –

K.Umachandran &Veeraraghavan (2003), Nurturing a dream – Implementing Empowered Work Culture in Dr.Reddy’s Laboratories, Human capital. Jan 2003, Pp 36 - 41.


K.Umachandran (2001), Skill Development – Specialized Training on dealing Statutory Officials. Current Labour Reports, April’2001.

2000 –

K.Umachandran (2000), Attrition who’s fault?, Current Labour Reports,  Sept’2000

K.Umachandran & Veeraraghavan (2000), The Numbers Game - A practical scientific tool to identify and convert indiscipline towards productive utilization, Human capital. Feb 2000, Vol3 No9, 42-45.

K.Umachandran & Veeraraghavan (2000), Jack of all Trades – Multiskilling can be the new answer to empowering Organizations and employees. Human capital. May’ 2000, 22-27.

K.Umachandran & Veeraraghavan (2000), Beyond Simple Negotiations – Wage settlements can be about productivity, participation and involvement too, as examples of leading companies prove, Human capital. Mar’ 2000, 26-30.

1999 –

K.Umachandran (1999), Punitive Actions in Labour Liberal Period. Current Labour Reports. Oct 1999, Vol 15 Part 10, 61-63.

1988 –

K.Umachandran (1988), Attitudinal development. The Indian Journal for Training & Development (Published by ISTD),Vol XXVIII No.1 Jan – Mar’1998


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How to Cite
Umachandran, K., P, A., & T, R. (2019). Technological Approaches in Applied Social learning. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMPUTERS & TECHNOLOGY, 19, 7485-7492.