Technology is a modern tool that has been constantly evolving, and humans need to adapt just as fast in order to keep up.
While it has transformed every aspect of life, its impact on education is just becoming more apparent in recent years.
True, educators and universities have been tapping into the digital revolution trends and adopting modern technologies for decades now. But recent years proved just how significant this development has become.
From artificial intelligence to augmented reality machine learning to educational software, there are endless possibilities that can usher in a whole digital revolution for most classrooms all over the world. Some schools are already starting.
One of the growing trends is the introduction of e-learning. Until the early 2000s, formal education had always been conducted inside the classroom. But as the internet took off, the transition began.
Now, the advancement in technology is significant enough that it can bridge the geographical gap through online tools, sharing all kinds of learning materials in a variety of formats, from videos of lectures and slideshows to word documents and PDFs. Live online classes, often in the form of webinars, have also become increasingly common. Professors also give instructions through chat and message forums.
Learning virtually is no longer a novelty. In fact, 43% of students use online platforms as helping tools while they do their homework. But more and more universities are introducing distant learning as one of the options for many students.
Lessons can be provided on different platforms and applications. They can be accessed from any kind of device too, from desktop computers and tablets to and tablets to smartphones.
Other tools and applications like Google Drive and Dropbox make documents easily accessible for students. Most teachers also discovered the power of videos to maximize classroom learning. Students can learn new content through videos, allowing them to absorb the information a lot easier and longer than text-based learning.
Unlike many traditional teaching methods, e-learning can better accommodate the unique learning styles of students on a case-to-case basis. There is advanced software that can adapt to each student’s skill level, letting them learn at their own pace. These kinds of software are replacing the roles of textbooks.
It is easy for students to learn a lesson through the help of tailor-made computer programs that can better assist their unique learning needs.
Another interesting development in the field of education is the emergence of artificial intelligence. This technology can allow for more effective one-on-one tutoring. Adaptive technology makes it easier for different students to learn on their own. However, teachers remain an integral part of every classroom.
The advancement in technology and its growing role in classroom education is an interesting development for future learning and teaching. Modern tools and applications are important assets that can enrich the field of education. However, it is important for educators to structure and run their classrooms in a way that can make the most out of these evolving technologies.
Location Incapable Internet Enthusiast, Re-Designer of the World Around, Bodybuilder trapped in a Computer Geeks Body, Josh is working day-to-day to reshape the human resource management of digitally based companies. He is a student of informal education. The focus of this education is experience based knowledge through web technologies, tangible product advertisement and human communication to provide a well rounded marketing skill set to customers and clients.