Technology rules the world today. From corporate houses to domestic chores, technology has spread its wings everywhere, and education is no exception. Students today depend on and use technology for their studies and other tasks not just at home but in schools and colleges as well. Though the need for too much technology is a debatable topic, its positive effects on education outweigh all these doubts.
1. Opens The Gates of opportunities
Online and digital learning opportunities effectively reduce operational costs without wasting more time. Online education never compromises on the quality and the consistency of instruction delivered.
Flipped classrooms, online formative assessments, and personalized development to improve lecture quality are some of the simple ways to improve the quality of education.
These tools not only increase the students’ productivity and motivate them to be successful by rewarding them whenever they perform well but also helps them in saving their time, energy, and money. Technology is great to help teachers too.
They can achieve a lot in their respective fields even with limited resources and funds.
2. Improves Digital Literacy Skills:
We can’t imagine our lives without technology today, as it has become essential for our day to day survival. Hence it is essential to give ample opportunities to the students to develop strong technology and digital literacy skills. These skils don’t need any extra funds as they can be practiced through online learning when students are focusing on their academic subjects.
Thus the introduction of technology in the early years of student life. helps students in developing skills from the base level that they can use when they opt for higher education or enter their respective professional fields.
Technology and online learning help teachers to track student’s performance with perfect analytics and differentiating instruction according to the individual needs of each student. Teachers don’t need to do the tracking manually and they can easily share the reports and results with parents and administration, without wasting time.
3. STEM Improves The Important Life Skills
Integrating technology with core subjects like science, engineering, mathematics helps to prepare students for a better future. This curriculum that integrates science, technology, engineering, and maths is known as STEM. STEM-based learning improves problem-solving abilities, creativity, and innovation skills that ensure success in life. STEM helps in the development of logical thinking and finding solutions for complex questions or deeper problems of life to reach their goals.
4. Improved communication skills
Technology has opened the doors of the world. They can now exchange their views and knowledge and share their experience with anyone by using various social media platforms. This helps in the development of the communication skills of the students.
This would not have been possible without technology. The use of emails and skype helps students to connect with peers from around the world, learn about various communities, cultures, and languages. This gives them great exposure to the world outside and makes students more empathetic and socially aware.
5. Job readiness
Computer skills are not only essential for employment today but technology also helps in the development of innovative skills, self-motivation, global awareness, and problem-solving abilities, that are essential for sustaining in the long run in the professional fields. By introducing the students to technology at the school level, teachers can help in improving their technical and job skills. This trains them to accomplish goals and make them career ready.
Too much of anything is bad; balanced use of technology in the education field should be practiced.