As the role of technology becomes more significant than ever, the adoption of technology will become a new reality for teaching and learning processes.
What role does technology play in education?
From India Today web desk: In today’s rapidly advancing world of modernization and digitization, the introduction of technology in any field or sector becomes crucial. Exciting technological advances happen every day that benefit people in every aspect of their lives. Education is one such field that positively welcomes the adoption of technology.
As the Covid-19 pandemic affects people around the world, schools have been closed as part of lockdown measures to contain the virus, thereby disrupting academia. Educational institutions engage virtually with students and teachers in the form of ICT to continue with academics.
WHAT IS THE IMPORTANCE OF TECHNOLOGY IN EDUCATION?
With the use of smart classrooms, the focus is to improvise each student’s performance.
Edtech leads to improved quality of learning and better communication that facilitates students’ skills and knowledge. Students can also access their study materials from anywhere in the world, making it easy to revise and study. With the implementation of Edtech, the educational structure is revolutionized in just one click!
WHAT TECHNOLOGY IS USED IN EDUCATION TODAY?
The learning process is constantly being improved and uses more and more modern technologies. This makes it easier for teachers to explain the subject and students find it better to acquire information.
Here are some ways technology is used in education:
1. NERVOUS EDUCATION
Neuroscience is the scientific study of the nervous system, including neuroanatomy, neurobiology, neurochemistry, neurophysiology, and neuropharmacology, and its applications in psychology, psychiatry, and neurology. Neural education offers a deeper understanding of the incredible capacity of the brain. It is a learning method that is tailored to the way the brain processes information. It optimizes the learning experience by creating a positive mood through self-directed learning, makes it easier for the brain to incorporate new learning into existing knowledge, and improves the speed of information recall for long-term potentiation.
2. VR TECHNOLOGY
Virtual reality and augmented reality are new technological advances that bring a different dimension to the classroom. Using virtual reality equipment, students can visit remote areas and meet ancient civilizations. It is a fascinating addition to the learning process where one can gain close experiences that are not possible in reality. Augmented reality users can experience a full real environment mixed with digital elements. Using these two technologies has been shown to positively impact student engagement.
Technology helps students become comfortable in the modern world by solving problems as well as facilitates learning. Robotics introduces students to all branches of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) system. STEM learning requires critical thinking and problem solving, and through robotics, students can learn to approach the knowledge they receive with a solution-oriented approach.
IMPERATIVE ROLE OF TECHNOLOGY IN EDUCATION
Technology in education can help students in many ways. Those who face learning challenges can use Edtech and overcome some of the problems they face. Students who dislike subjects like math can develop an interest in the subject and improve overall performance in the classroom.
Here are 3 ways technology plays a vital role in the learning process:
1. PROMOTES AN EFFECTIVE EDUCATION SYSTEM
Undoubtedly, technology promotes the overall development of students. Technology is an effective way to promote a healthy education system worldwide. The most important role of technology in education is making learning more accessible, exciting and enjoyable. The development of technological advancements in education leads to the improvement of students’ knowledge and skills.
2. TECHNOLOGY HELPS STUDENTS LEARN BETTER
Research proves that digital learning technologies help most students improve their academic grades. Apart from academic improvement, with the help of technology-based learning, students can learn more from different resources without depending on teachers.
3. INCREASE COMMUNICATION AND COLLABORATION
The introduction of technology has greatly improved the level of communication and collaboration. Edtech has also enhanced communication and collaboration between teachers, parents and students.
Introducing technological devices and programs at an early age makes it much easier for students to adopt new methods. Edtech is a great way to prepare children for the future and the challenges they may face. With a great advantage, students will be able to overcome difficulties and use their skills better. Technology has many advantages, but it cannot defeat humanity because human beings are always needed for decision-making, supervision and ideas.
By Suseela Santhosh, Principal, Vishwa Vidyapeeth Group of Schools