When it comes to learning, what you learn and how you learn matters! If you are learning technical content, the challenges appear to be multi-fold. The technology wave that we are witnessing today plays a crucial role in determining the learning path. For example, who would have thought large screens would be replaced by small, handy and smart screens to coexist in a device flooded market.
Today, Technology is everywhere, intertwined in nearly every part of our lives. It also influences how we socialize, play, shop and most importantly learn. Thus, Technology should be a key part of education in order to prepare students for the real world where they will mostly be using a smartphone.
Here’s how new-age technologies are transforming education beyond recognition
Education is not restricted to Classrooms anymore
With smart devices like iPads, students are no longer restricted to a computer lab. As soon as a task is given, students can work on it from their classroom, at home, during in between classes, etc. This can bridge the gap between classroom and home learning.
Textbooks are becoming extinct
For most of us, our favorite back-to-school activity would be making book covers for our textbooks. Soon this cool and crafty back-to-school activity will become extinct as technology overtakes traditional learning methods. With smart mobile devices, eBooks are becoming more popular among students. Moreover, eBooks are cheaper, more up-to-date, quickly accessed, and more interactive when compared to traditional books.
The role of teacher is going to be changed
With advancements in learning methods, the traditional student and teacher roles have changed. Today, students are a lot more active and engaged than ever before. Teachers have evolved into facilitator rather than just a dispenser of information to students.
Classrooms are becoming more collaborative
Technology helps transform modern classroom into more collaborative ones. With smart devices, students can now collaborate with teachers and fellow students in and outside of the classroom quickly and easily.
More Personalized learning
With technology, Lessons can be modified to fit each student’s progress and learning style. Using these new learning tools teachers can now provide opportunities for students to learn and excel at their own level and pace.
These are just a few examples of how technology is transforming education and this list of benefits will only continue to grow. It will be up to the educators to make the most of the opportunities provided by technology thereby making education available to everyone everywhere.