LEARNING AND TECHNOLOGY
Technology is continually changing the way we work and play, create, and communicate. So it’s only natural that advancements in digital technology are also creating game-changing opportunities in the world of education. Technology has impacted almost every aspect of life today, and education is no exception. Technology is growing day by day and has started to blend with our day to day life. The year 2020 has become a teacher for all of us. The outbreak of a deadly virus, the Covid-19 has made the whole world stay locked up in their homes. Staying within the four walls of the homes it has pushed people to come up with innovative ideas apart from pushing technology to a greater height. Education doesn’t stop towards the finish of the school day. Students can access resources, and assignments via the web whenever and wherever they have an internet connection. For students who need to spend more time practicing a concept, online exercises and curriculum can also help them work at their own pace and still keep up with their peers.
Technology gives better access to resources
As technology has rooted its way into our day to day existence, education has been changed. Long gone are the times of thumbing through an Encyclopedia. With information at the tips of our fingers, learning is now boundless. With the availability of the internet, our generation has got access to better technology. With better technology, we get better access to resources. When a student wants any details about any topic they come across a number of related resources and study material from where one can get better knowledge about any particular topic. Education becomes fun and easy when you get to learn amazing facts about many related topics.
Technology has improved student awareness
Social media plays a vital role when it comes to spreading information. Yes! We cannot ignore the fact that even false news gets spread easily through it but the percentage of such news is quite low. The latest news, updates are easily available and now because of the pandemic not only students but every individual who wants to know about the latest news and developments, hence surf the net for relevant details. The unavailability of newspapers has caused students to read news online.
Technology has pushed the boundaries of the classroom
Audio-Visual has become a part of the educational curriculum in recent years. It becomes easy for the teacher as well as for the students to understand topics easily. Books are indeed a traditional form of education but modern technology pushes the educational boundaries for a better understanding of the students. Technology has also begun to change the roles of teachers and learners. Students can easily access topics via YouTube for easy understanding when they are at home. Even if a teacher is not available at a certain time it doesn’t mean one has to stop studying. Modern technology helps students learn anytime, anywhere.
Technology has encouraged self-learning
Self-learning helps develop oneself outside the curriculum given by any institute. Technology is breaking bars for a new level. People are contributing so much to advanced facilities to be provided. Surprisingly, It has gained so much importance in improving personality development skills for the people. This generation has a huge advantage to grab new opportunities via many websites and apps designed for helping introverted kind of persons to groom themselves to acquire a good inner strength.
Technology has encouraged new techniques
While surfing the internet, students come across various topics to learn from. It encourages the students to learn new techniques and topics apart from a given syllabus from their school. Education does not mean to adhere to only the school syllabus, it is a vast ocean. A student should not limit himself/herself to a particular topic. Technology is a powerful tool that can support and transform education in many ways, from making it easier for teachers to create instructional materials to enabling new ways for people to learn and work together. With the worldwide reach of the Internet and the availability of smart devices that can connect to it, a new age of anytime anywhere education is dawning. However, in many ways, technology has profoundly changed education. Opportunities for communication and collaboration have also been expanded by technology. The walls of the classrooms are no longer a barrier as technology enables new ways of learning, communicating, and working collaboratively. Technology can give teachers and students remarkable resources. They have access to new opportunities for learning, new approaches to work together, and learn new things. Technology is not just a powerful thing for education–it is a superpower.