Updated: Mar 20, 2022
Technology can offer new educational opportunities for everyone. It provides huge opportunities to change global education at all age levels. Technology continues to develop quickly, and access to technologies like mobile phones and the internet is growing. Technology offers a window to the world and access to thousands of learning resources. Learning to function with technology gives children the skills and confidence to assist them in getting good jobs when they leave school - and, in turn, come up with new technologies.
• Encourages Individual Learning
No one learns in the same way because of different learning styles and abilities. Technology offers great opportunities for making learning more effective for learners with different needs. Students can learn at their own pace, review complex concepts, or skip ahead if they need to. What is more, technology can offer more opportunities for struggling or disabled students. Access to the Internet allows students access to a broad range of resources to research several ways, which can boost engagement.
• Encourages Collaboration
Students can work out collaboration skills by getting involved in different online activities and, for instance, working on different projects by partnering with others on forums or by sharing content on their virtual learning environments. Technology encourages collaboration with students in the classroom, same institution, and even with other classrooms worldwide.
• Benefits Teachers
With countless online resources, technology can improve teaching. Teachers can use apps or trusted online resources to improve traditional teaching methods and keep students more engaged. Virtual lesson plans, grading software, and online evaluations can help teachers save a lot of time. This valuable time can be leveraged for working with students who are struggling. What is more, having virtual learning environments enhances collaboration and knowledge sharing between teachers too.
• Improves Knowledge Retention
Students who are engaged in things they are studying are expected to have improved knowledge retention. Technology helps encourage participation in the classroom, which is also an essential factor for increased knowledge retention. Different forms of technology can be leveraged to experiment with and decide what works better for students to retain their knowledge.
Credits: Education Technology Insights
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