Technology has transformed our lives to a great extent. It has come to a point where we have to depend on technology for every single aspect of our life. The field of education is no different, and it certainly has been dramatically impacted by these new mechanisms. Internet revolutionized the process of accessing information. Technology is continually being updated, and it will change our education system as more people would have the opportunity to learn. The face of technology has changed the way we look at education, and the following are some the ways through which technology has affected education:
Breaking down boundaries:
The internet has made it possible for us to access the information we want with just a click of a button. Though we still go to the libraries and search for research materials, we first look them up on the internet and then proceed to read the book. One of the best things that technology has done is that it broke the boundaries of thinking. With the amount of exposure we get by being connected online, there is no limit to our imagination. Students no longer have to refer that one book in the library, but they can access thousands of books all over the world with just a click of a button.
We all know that the results of assessment do not define us. But it certainly shows the level of hard-work we put into a particular subject. The traditional way of evaluations is quite hard to maintain and keep track. Students can now take online assessments which are more convenient and easy for both the teachers and students. Scholars no longer have to worry about teachers being partial to a particular person, and all sorts of human errors are eliminated.
E-Books are slowly replacing textbooks and schools have started to use e-books as there is so much advancement in e-readers and tablet computers. With the constant threat of global warming, using e-books can save a lot of trees and thus we can have a cleaner environment. Students would no longer have to carry bulky backpacks filled with heavy books or sit down and copy the notes which they have missed in the class. With E-books, the students will have the option to learn from a variety of authors and get exposed to more knowledge.
Extended classroom facilities:
With the advancement of technology, you can extend the classroom communities through web-based platforms. Teachers and students can connect through these platforms to discuss homework, projects, assignments and various other things. It is also a great platform to interact with peers when you are working on a project as a team.
Students no longer have to limit their knowledge by seeing texts and pictures. When they use a computer or a tablet, they will be able to learn through videos and additional materials which would help them learn better.