Technological advancements have helped many sectors evolve and education is just one of those. The education industry has literally undergone complete reshaping and transformation, thanks to modern technology. Now classrooms are no more just about black/whiteboards chalks/markers and dusters. Modern classrooms are more powerful and advanced with the internet making information so readily available.
“There’s no limit to what students can learn online these days – from history to geography, science, technology, and whatnot. Explaining even the toughest of science concepts is now so easy with detailed, 3D or animated videos available online from the subject matter experts. Likewise, other subjects that were once considered highly complex are now quite easily taught and understood,” as per Naimish Sinha – IT, Technology Expert, Travel Expert, Digital Marketing Expert and Educator.
Quite unlike traditional physical classrooms, virtual classrooms can have any number of students learning at the same time. When we talk about learning anything online, there is an ocean of knowledge and information waiting for you to explore and dive into it. All you need is a device with internet connectivity. Above all, you get quality education and learning material for a very low to no cost.
“Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence, and Virtual Reality are making learning highly engaging and collaborative. As education becomes more interesting with technology, students are able to engage in high-order thinking, grasp the gist of the subject, and develop discussion and communication,” added Naimish. With that their digital competency also increases drastically. Students find technology-enabled classrooms more engaging and motivating.
There is no denying that technology multiplies the interest in learning manifold and helps students think more critically and improve their analytical skills, which is necessary for exploring and gaining more knowledge about the subject at hand.
The technology works wonders in the life of learners by making education so easy and fun to learn.
Another great advantage of education technology is the ease of learning from anywhere and at any time. While education makes learning easy and better than ever before, there are some challenges also that come along with the use of technology in the education sector.
Implementing internet/technology-powered classes may not be easy and feasible for all schools and at all levels. Then there comes the need to hire highly trained and competent resources (trainers, teachers, instructors, and other staff) to make the most of technology for the ultimate benefit of educators and learners.
However, if we look at the amazing benefits associated with technology and education, then we can say that the challenges that we just discussed are too small and trivial in contrast to the benefits the combination of education and technology offers.