As the role of technology becomes more important than ever, technology adoption will become the new reality of the teaching process.
What role does technology play in education?
Online Help Desk in India Today: In today’s fast-moving modern and digital world, the introduction of technology in every field or sector becomes crucial. Exciting technological advancements are happening every day, benefiting every aspect of human life. Education is one such area that actively welcomes technology adoption.
As the Covid-19 pandemic affects people around the world, schools have been shut down as part of lockdowns to contain the virus, disrupting academics. Educational institutions are interacting virtually with students and teachers in the form of ICT to continue their academic engagement.
What is the importance of technology in education?
By using smart classrooms, the focus is on improvising each student’s performance.
Edtech can improve the quality of learning and better communication, thereby simplifying students’ skills and knowledge. Students can also access their study materials from anywhere in the world, making it easier to review and study. With the implementation of Edtech, the educational structure is undergoing a one-click revolution!
What technologies are used in education today?
The learning process is continuously improved and uses more and more modern technology. It makes it easier for teachers to explain topics and students find better access to information.
Here are some of the ways technology is used in education:
Neuroscience is the scientific study of the nervous system, including neuroanatomy, neurobiology, neurochemistry, neurophysiology, and neuropharmacology, and their applications in psychology, psychiatry, and neurology. Neuroeducation gives people a deeper understanding of the amazing abilities of the brain. This is a learning method that is consistent with the way the brain processes information. It optimizes the learning experience by creating positive emotions through autonomous learning, promoting the brain to embed new learning into existing knowledge, and increasing the speed of long-term enhanced information recall.
2. Virtual reality technology
Virtual reality and augmented reality are new technological advancements that bring a different face to the classroom. Using virtual reality equipment, students can visit remote areas and get in touch with ancient civilizations. It’s a fascinating addition to the learning process, where one can have intimate experiences that are impossible in reality. Augmented reality users can experience a complete real-world environment that incorporates digital elements. The use of both technologies has been shown to positively impact student engagement.
Technology helps students adapt to the modern world by solving problems and facilitating learning. Robotics introduces students to all branches of STEM systems (science, technology, engineering, and math). STEM learning requires critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and through robotics, students can learn a solution-oriented approach to the knowledge they acquire.
The vital role of technology in education
Educational technology can help students in many ways. Those who are challenged in their studies can use Edtech and can overcome some of the problems they face. Students who do not like subjects such as math can develop interest in the subject and can improve the overall performance of the class.
Here are 3 ways technology can play an important role in the learning process:
1. Promoting an effective education system
There is no doubt that technology promotes the well-rounded development of students. Technology is an effective way to advance the global health education system. The paramount role of technology in education makes learning more accessible, exciting and enjoyable. Advances in educational technology have resulted in the enhancement of students’ knowledge and skills.
2. Technology helps students learn better
Research has proven that digital learning technologies can help most students improve their academic performance. In addition to academic progress, with technology-based learning, students can learn more from a variety of resources without relying on teachers.
3. Facilitate communication and collaboration
The introduction of technology has greatly improved the level of communication and collaboration. Edtech also facilitates communication and collaboration between teachers, parents and students.
The early introduction of technological equipment and procedures makes it easier for students to adopt new approaches. Edtech is a great way to prepare kids for the future and the challenges they may face. With great assets, students will be able to overcome difficulties and make better use of their skills. Technology has many advantages, but it cannot beat humans because decision-making, oversight, and ideation will always require humans.
By: Suseela Santhosh, Director, Vishwa Vidyapeeth Group of Schools