There are few areas of technology that have not left their mark. Technology has been a boon for everyone, especially in times of a pandemic where the world has come to a standstill and technology is the only thing that keeps the world going.
One of the many things that hasn’t stopped during the pandemic is education. Taking online classes is possible thanks to technology, which makes the educational process as comfortable as possible when the world is going through very difficult times. Something is better than nothing, some say, and it’s very true indeed! It’s far better to have the educational process in some way during a pandemic than to stop it altogether. It is precisely because of technology that many avenues have been opened in education, such as distance learning, online teaching, etc., to make the educational process more convenient and convenient for people.
Technology is indeed removing many of the barriers that previously existed in the educational process. Let’s see how technology is solving problems in the education industry.
- Visualization: If children are taught visualization, they tend to understand things in a better way. Demonstrations and video recordings of the topics and descriptive illustrations keep these concepts firmly in the minds of children and allow them to understand things in a better way. Also, they look fun and engaging, which makes the learning process more fun and effective.
- Classrooms that are not overcrowded: Some children tend to feel uncomfortable in overcrowded classes. Overcrowding is not only a problem for students, but also for teachers. With everything online, teachers can choose to teach classes digitally, and everyone can learn from the comfort of their own home without having to worry about traveling to far-flung places and studying in crowded classrooms. Sometimes distance also becomes an obstacle for some children to learn from a distance because of the distance. A variety of distance learning courses and options for teachers to take online courses completely remove this barrier, making the learning process more convenient and easier.
- Innovative teaching methods: Teaching through video and audio with fun sounds and illustrations makes it easier for children to grasp concepts and understand them clearly. Technology has opened up options for innovative teaching that are far better than traditional teaching methods.
- The joy of learning: Learning has become a very interesting process, not a boring one. Gone are the days when learning through books was the only learning process. With the help of technology, various new learning methods are emerging, such as learning through games, study quizzes, video games, etc. This makes the learning process very exciting and fun for kids.
- Uninterrupted access to information: With internet access, students now have access to a wealth of information about everything. Students in rural areas lag behind in many skills because they do not have access to the internet. Efforts are being made to make the internet more accessible in rural areas so that students there can also access any type of information they want to have.
- Personalized learning: The goal of personalized learning is to tailor instruction to each learner’s unique needs, interests, and skills. Each student receives a study plan based on their prior knowledge and preferred style of learning. Imagine a classroom without a “one-size-fits-all” teaching approach to understand what personalized learning is. Not every student is taken through the same lessons by the teacher. Instead, the coach takes each student on a unique tour. Each student’s strengths, skills, needs and interests are considered when determining what, when, where and how their education will be taught.
Students may learn some talents at different rates. However, their program of study continues to keep students on time to meet school requirements.
This is just the beginning. There will be more to come in the coming years. Technology will revolutionize the face of education, making the process of learning and imparting it very different from what it is today.
The views expressed above are the author’s own.
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