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In This post, I am going to talk about how technology improved Education and learning? Why is technology the next vital thing to learn?
Page Contents Story about Change: The Journey from the Ground Floor to a Tall Building. Technology: The Crane to Education. A Need for the Advanced World. Six Ways Technology Improved Education & Learning. Top Technologies to learn in 2020. Conclusion
Let me start with a short story about the change in our Education and learning. How things have changed in a few decades, and we have learned a lot from it.
Let’s move forward and read the complete article for better understanding.
The Journey From The Ground Floor To A Tall Building
In former times, people needed vast areas to build houses that can accommodate all their families.
Space required needed to be far more extensive than we need today, not because they had large families but because of the inability to make multiple floors.
A building would rarely have a story over the ground floor. Time passed, families grew, and the need for additional land emerged.
A better idea rather than just spreading the buildings horizontally needed to be developed.
The concept of elevating the houses vertically seemed a better alternative as it would allow adequate space for an increased number of people.
Then in 515 BC, ancient Greek technicians came up with an idea of a machine, similar to a catapult that can shift the loads to higher ceilings.
They named it as a “crane.” The availability of the crane allowed for not only taller buildings to be made, but also their help played a vital part in the construction of flyovers and theatres.
Technology; The Crane To Education
The difference created by crane in the building of buildings is similar to the advancements brought by technology in the field of Education.
While some might argue that it is Education that uplifted technology but others shall understand that Education and technology are interconnected.
No advancement in technology could have taken place if scientists had not pursued technical studies.
While improvements in Education shall not be possible, had technology not been introduced in it.
Technology allowed modernizing of the education system and helped in making it more innovative, productive, and up to the modern needs.
Technology And Education; A Need For The Advanced World
“We need technology in every classroom and every student and teacher’s hand, because it is the pen and paper of our time, and it is the lens through which we experience much of the world”- David Warwick.
When we hear the word “advanced methods,” concepts of flying cars and gesture-based pads cross our minds.
But how shall we get these ideas to reality? The answer is modernizing the education system.
Teaching yesterday’s theory to kids shall never help them innovate something for tomorrow, endorse them with the concepts of today so they create a better future for the world.
Introducing technology brings together students and teachers on ideas that our ancestors didn’t have a discussion on.
From making the class more interactive to a 24/7 source of learning, and efficient provision of technology shall bear ripen fruits that an economy craves.
Advancements In Education Framed By Technology
Technology has helped redesign the educational structure, making the practical processes more understandable and helping a vivid explanation for the theory.
Technology has played its part in making the learning period interactive for students and exciting for the teachers.
“Technology will never replace great teachers, but technology at the hands of great teachers can be transformational”- George Course.
According to a survey, nearly 63% of the teacher up-to grade 12 are using technology regularly in the classroom.
The percentage for rises to 95% for some regions of the USA, while unfortunately falls to a minimal extent for areas in South-Asia.
One of the main benefits brought by technology is making the methods of teaching more natural for students to settle on.
Believe it or not, children are good at using and carrying tablets or phones than giving a read to a book.
Technology simplifies teaching for the teachers while providing students with methods they are accustomed to.
Secondly, the use of the internet in learning has unleashed numerous quality resources to students, saving them costs while providing them with easy access.
Technology has brought massive advancements to the education system, and I label some of the significant ones below.
Six Ways Technology Improved Education And Learning
Digital Simulation Improved Learning Process
Digital Simulation has improved the learning experience. Digital Simulation helped to enhance the concepts of students that are difficult to understand.
Simulation-based learning allows us to experience practical Scenarios and enables learners to apply their theory-based knowledge and deal with the difficulties they face in the actual field.
In Simulation-based Education, there is a lesser risk of an accident while it enhances the ability to solve problems effectively with minimal wasting of resources.
Digital simulation is a cheaper and efficient way of practicing, which has significantly improved the whole learning process.
Reduced Communication Gap
Technology has also facilitated to improve the communication gap between the teacher and learners.
Effective communication between teachers and students allow better development of concepts. Technology has optimized internet connection by increasing the speed of data transfer.
Online classes help students to communicate appropriately with the teachers and respond to them without any difficulty.
With the development of technology, it is easier to connect with teachers and classmates from home to discuss the problems.
Technology has remarkably ended the communication gap and made the learning process smoother and effective.
Days are gone when you have to read different books to complete your assignments or researches.
With the latest technology, the internet has helped learners to explore hundreds of websites that can answer their queries.
It isn’t only saving the time of the learners but also the information and research available on the internet on different sites such as Wikipedia is authentic and regularly updated.
According to Surveys, 87.5% of students are reported to use Wikipedia for academic purposes. That’s how technology had improved this process of learning. It is more efficient than the traditional way that provides better outcomes.
Effective Assessment Process and Tracking Of Progress
In traditional learning, it was difficult for teachers to monitor the progress of their students, assign them homework and receive their homework.
Thanks to technology, that has made the complicated process more straightforward. With the latest Software available, teachers can assign the task to the students and track their progress.
These Software’s are more efficient and faster than traditional methods. There is no need to do it manually these Software’s will manage all these things by themselves, such as assigning the grades.
These Software’s will keep the teachers updated with every information students are regarding.
They will show the progress of every student on the dashboard while saving the times of teachers.
In this technologically revolutionized world, Fun Learning is a great way to improve student engagement, enrich the teaching process, and bring and liveliness in the classroom.
Fun Learning helps to build creativity in students and strengthen their concepts with the help of technology.
Fun learning includes learning with the help of resources such as Tablets, Laptops, Game-based Learning, etc.
There has been a vast significance of these resources that allow learners to learn various concepts playfully.
“We need to embrace technology to make learning more engaging. Because when students are engaged, and they are interested, that’s where learning takes place.”
Open Education has benefitted students all around the globe. With access to Open Educational Resources,
Learning material can be modified and enhanced because their creators have permitted them to do so.
Students can easily find Presentations, textbooks, and lecture videos that can help them to achieve good grades and make learning more effective.
Studies show that 93% of students who are availing the benefits of open educational resources perform superior to those using traditional materials since they have easy access to the content starting day one of the course.
All of this and more is possible just with the help of technology that made learning more productive.
Top 10 Technologies To Learn In 2020
Now let me share with you the top ten technologies of 2020. How are these making our life easier day by day?
- Cognitive Cloud Computing.
- 5G Technology
- Big Data
- DARQ (Distributed ledger technology, Artificial intelligence, extended Reality and Quantum computing)
- 3D Printing
- Internet Of Things
- Hyper Automation
- Cyber Security
- Artificial Intelligence
If you would like to learn more about these technologies. click here.
“Integrating technology with face-to-face teacher time generally produces better academic outcomes than employing either technique alone.” – Edutopia
Technology has revolutionized education. It has made the process of learning more enjoyable as compared to the conventional method.
Technology has benefitted teachers to save a lot of time with the help of Software that can perform the task automatically, such as assigning grades.
Similarly, it has also benefitted students. When technology is integrated into lessons, students are expected to be more interested in the subjects they are studying.
To achieve the goals of a prospering India, we should focus on upgrading our conventional education system to the modern one that must be of International Standards.
With an International standards education system, we will be able to compete with others. Let’s make our country a hub of Education by integrating Education with Technology.
“Technology can become the “wings” that will allow the educational world to fly farther and faster than ever before—if we will allow it.” – Jenny Arledge
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