Thanks to the advances in technology, the education sector will benefit immensely. The abacus was invented to make teaching math a whole lot easier, now computers have changed the way that papers are researched, written and submitted. There is no doubt that technology has shaped the way we receive education; thankfully, learning has been made easier.
Here’s how technology is changing education:
Availability & Convenience
A large number of universities and colleges offered distance learning courses prior to the arrival of the internet. The courses were hard to find and a lot of people could not get access to a college education because they lived too far from the nearest school.
Thanks to the internet, online based-schools have been launched and more people have access to a college education. Universities and colleges all over the nation offer degrees, diplomas and certificate programs in almost every course that can be completed online. There are schools that combine online with a couple of on-campus learning requirements. Students who live very far away from the closest university or college can now enroll in school and earn their degrees online.
Pedagogy (The Fine Art of Teaching)
Thanks to the advent of technology, teachers can supplement their teaching in more exciting ways. For instance, an internet video conferencing can enable teachers talk one-on-one with professionals who are not able to come to the classroom in person. Discussions with respected figures can be integrated into lessons using presentation software like Microsoft PowerPoint.
Because of the advancement in technology, it is much easier to communicate with students. Instructors can utilize texting, email, video chats, instant messaging and so much more in order to make themselves much more available to the students that need help or guidance with their school work. Getting help outside the four walls of a classroom is now easier and less frustrating.
Research Made Easy
We all know the significance of the school library when it comes to carrying out research. The internet is filled with a wealth of information! Carrying out research is now a piece of cake. Journals and article that were only available in very few libraries can now be found on the internet. Whole books, encyclopedias and other materials and tools can be gotten online – the best part is these materials can be gotten for free!
Thanks plagiarism tools, teachers can check their students’ work and find out if the student has just copied and pasted another person’s work and passing it off as theirs.
There is no doubt that technology is changing education today for the better!