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In this post, I will talk about how technology improved Education and learning?
Why is technology the following vital thing to learn?
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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 to 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.
Rather than just spreading the buildings horizontally, a better idea 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.Click here to tweet this post. Click To Tweet
Then in 515 BC, ancient Greek technicians came up with an idea of a machine similar to a catapult that could shift the loads to higher ceilings.
They named it a “crane.” The crane’s availability allowed taller buildings to be made, and their help played a vital part in constructing flyovers and theatres.
Technology- The Crane To Education
The difference created by cranes in building buildings is similar to the advancements brought by technology in education.
While some might argue that education uplifted technology, others shall understand that Education and technology are interconnected.
No advancement in technology could have occurred if scientists had not pursued technical studies.
While improvements in Education shall not be possible, had technology not been introduced.
Technology allowed modernization of the education system and helped make 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 today’s concepts, so they create a better future for the world.
Introducing technology brings together students and teachers on ideas that our ancestors didn’t discuss.
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 teachers up to grade 12 use technology regularly in the classroom.
The percentage rises to 95% for some USA regions, while unfortunately falls to a minimal extent for areas in South-Asia.
One of the main benefits of technology is making teaching methods more natural for students to settle on.
Believe it or not, children are good at using and carrying tablets or phones than reading a book.
Technology simplifies teaching for the teachers while providing students with methods they are accustomed to.Click here to tweet this post. Click To Tweet
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 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 enhance students’ concepts 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 enhancing the ability to solve problems effectively with minimal waste resources.
Digital simulation is a cheaper and efficient way of practicing, significantly improving the whole learning process.
Reduced Communication Gap
Technology has also facilitated the improvement of the communication gap between the teacher and learners.
Effective communication between teachers and students allows better development of concepts.
Technology has optimized internet connection by increasing the speed of data transfer.
Online classes help students communicate appropriately with the teachers and respond to them without any difficulty.
It is easier to connect with teachers and classmates from home to discuss technology development.
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 explore hundreds of websites to answer their queries.
It saves the learners’ time and the information and research available on the internet on different sites such as Wikipedia that is authentic and regularly updated.
According to Surveys, 87.5% of students use Wikipedia for academic purposes.
That’s how technology has improved this process of learning. It is more efficient than the traditional way that provides better outcomes.
Effective Assessment Process and Tracking Of Progress
It was difficult for teachers to monitor their students’ progress in traditional learning, assign them homework, and receive tasks.
Thanks to technology, that has made the complicated process more straightforward.
With the latest Software available, teachers can assign the students and track their progress.
These Softwares are more efficient and faster than traditional methods.
There is no need to do it manually; these Softwares will manage all these things by themselves, such as assigning the grades.
These Softwares 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 time of teachers.
Fun Learning is a great way to improve student engagement in this technologically revolutionized world, enrich the teaching process, and bring and liveliness to the classroom.
Fun Learning helps 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.
These resources have a vast significance that allows 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 it.
Students can easily find Presentations, textbooks, and lecture videos to help them achieve good grades and make learning more effective.
Studies show that 93% of students 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 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.
DARQ (Distributed ledger technology, Artificial intelligence, extended Reality and Quantum computing)
Internet Of Things
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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 more interested in their subjects.
To achieve the goals of a prospering India, we should focus on upgrading our conventional education system to the modern one of International Standards.
With an International standards education system, we will 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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