Technology has played a key role in transforming the education sector and will continue to shape the teacher-student relationship by offering better accessibility and connectivity.
Technology is always evolving, and the same is true for education technology. Every day, we hear about some new technology that is changing the world and the way we learn in it. This rise in the use of technology has led education establishments to integrate technology into their learning process as much as possible.
Today, the student is not considered as an empty vessel to be filled in by facts and figures. They are now expected to use so many media and materials and to get the learning experience from all sides.
Students should also embrace it because, in the future, most of the jobs will be technologically based. By 2020, it’s estimated there will be 1.5 million new digitized jobs across the globe. At the same time, 90% of organizations currently have an IT skills shortage, while 75% of educators and students feel there is a gap in their ability to meet the skills needs of the IT workforce. Education must adapt fast to the needs of digital economy as the demand for IT skills is growing and evolving.
Here are some of the ways in which technology improves education over time:
Technology provides various opportunities to make learning more fun and enjoyable in terms of teaching same things in interesting ways. Information can now be aesthetically organized onto PowerPoint slides that contain carefully crafted bullet points infused with color photographs and streaming video. Integrating the audio-video devices into teaching style can improve teachers’ connectivity with their students, as it allows them to connect on a different level.
Education Now Extends Beyond the Classroom Walls
Students are no longer confined to a computer lab. As soon as an assignment is given, students can work on it inside their classroom, in the library, at home, while waiting in the bus, in between classes, etc. Mobile classroom technology can bridge the gap between the classroom and home learning.
Classrooms are Becoming More Collaborative
One of the characteristics of the modern classroom is collaboration and technology helps to empower it. With WiFi connectivity students can collaborate with other students and their teachers in and outside of the classroom quickly and easily.
Change in Students’ and Teachers’ Roles
Classroom technology has changed the traditional roles of students and teachers. The student has become a lot more active and engaged. Rather than just the teacher relaying information while the student absorbs, the teacher has become more of a facilitator than just a dispenser of information.
Allows Teachers to Deliver More Personalized Learning
The curriculum can be customized to fit each student’s progress and learning style. Through these learning tools, educators can provide opportunities for students to be able to work and excel at their own level and pace.
By integrating technology, distances can be bridged and education can be brought to the students’ doorstep. The students or working professionals can learn the courses remotely and interact with faculty via online classroom. This gives the students or working professionals the flexibility to learn at their own time without the compulsion of going to a class.
Online Learning Management System
Many educational institutions in India are integrating online Learning Management System into their web portal. Students can remotely login to LMS to access course material and also attend live classes with teachers. Pre-recorded lectures and videos can be uploaded to the LMS platform making it easy for students to go through it multiple times. The government is providing computers to remote areas and creating content that consumes less data and can be easily accessed on the internet.
Keeping Students and Faculty Safe
Today’s colleges and universities can be the targets of both cyber threats and physical attacks. Cyber security and connected security and surveillance system help keep students, staff, and data safe and secure, whether on campus, off campus, or en route.
These are just a few examples of how technology in the classrooms is enhancing education. The list goes on and on and will only continue to grow. Technology in the classroom is changing the face of education and more academic systems should embrace technology to make teaching and practical learning more effective.
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