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    Impact Of Technology in Education

    By Sumit Saini
    30 Sep'22  4 min read
    Impact Of Technology in Education
    Synopsis

    Presence of Technology in Education can be seen everywhere ranging from online classes, online exams, distribution of study material and many more. Technology helps students learn in multiple ways. In this article we have discussed the role of technology in detail. Read on to know more.

    Impact Of Technology in Education
    Synopsis

    Presence of Technology in Education can be seen everywhere ranging from online classes, online exams, distribution of study material and many more. Technology helps students learn in multiple ways. In this article we have discussed the role of technology in detail. Read on to know more.

    Technology aids various functions in almost all the sectors ranging from health, education, manufacturing, serice, agriculture etc. There is no doubt that technology eases the effort of humans and helps in accomplishing tasks much faster, in an effortless and efficient manner.

    The rate at which the education sector has employed technology is spectacular, especially after COVID-19. The global pandemic exposed the bottlenecks in the conventional classroom based education system. Overnight we were forced to adapt to the use of technology for better outreach and improved learning methodology.

    As far as preparation for competitive examinations is concerned, standing ahead of others is nearly impossible without the incorporation of technology.

    It is a well established fact that in a technology driven education system, students have innovative learning solutions, better ability to visualise and efficient outcomes of the studies.

    Importance Of Technology In Education

    Technology plays an important role in teaching as teachers provide learning material seamlessly to the students irrespective of geographical challenges. They help students understand complex topics in an easier way through visual aids. Thanks to technology, monitoring the performance of all students has become easy too.

    How Technology Affects Education

    Technology plays an important role for students, teachers and parents. Today, technology is an integral part of a student’s life. Let's see various roles played by technology in a systematic manner.

    1. Promotes Effective Educational System

    Use of Technology in education makes the students more engaged in the classroom, helps in maintaining their focus on what is being taught. Technology makes the learning process more exciting, accessible and enjoyable. It further leads to enhancement of knowledge and skills of the students making the process of learning more exciting and innovative. Many complex topics can be understood with the help of visualisation tools. For example: chemical bond formation process in Chemistry.

    1. Technology Offers Multiple Sources

    Technology offers multiple sources for students to learn the concepts. Multiple lectures, materials and guidance pertaining to one topic can be accessed unlike conventional methods where only one teacher is available for one topic. Hence it provides better insights and opportunities for students to learn from many different sources.

    At the same time technology helps teachers to access multiple resources. Educational technology can aid teachers with e-learning tools like gamification, AR / VR and smart boards. This eases the effort of teachers to explain the concepts to the students. Teachers can improve their teaching skills using infographics, video lectures and other tools. Online tests are easier to conduct for teachers in less time and effort.

    1. Improvise Better Communication And Collaboration

    Technology in education improves communication and collaboration between teachers and students, students and parents, as well as teachers and parents and among peers.

    All the stakeholders can communicate with each other and clear their doubts and make e-learning more effective. Also, technology enables one-on-one interaction in online classrooms.

    1. Learning At Own Pace And Personalised Learning Guidance

    Students can learn anytime and anywhere if they have access to technology. They can replay the lectures to understand better, technology provides comfort to the students and expands the horizons of their learnings. It enables personalised learning opportunities for students. Availability of more study material 24x7 to students gives them better access to personalised learning.

    1. Save Time And Money

    The most important role played by technology is that it helps save time and money. Technology enables the availability of free or less priced study material. Online material is cheaper and more convenient as compared to printed books. Online delivery of study material is faster which helps in saving time.

    Challenges Of Technology In Education

    Besides various advantages of technology in education there are challenges as well which need to be highlighted. There are issues such as digital divide among the large percentage of population, many lack the access to technology. There is also excess exposure, where more screen study time leads to severe health issues in students. For example,prolonged use of computers, tablets, and phones for studies may cause back pain, neck pain, blurred vision etc.

    Teachers are not able to monitor each and every student in the online classes.

    Exams are not fair as it is easy for students to copy from other students in online mode.

    Hence to reap the full benefits of technology in education, Challenges associated with it and impact of technology on education must be taken into consideration and addressed properly.

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