Is education good enough in this modern era? Technology is continuously changing the life of people and has revolutionized the world. Today, technology has influenced almost every aspect of life, including education. Students before have books open in front of them, while today most of the modern students have smartphones, laptops, or tablets instead of books. Technology has had a significant impact on education. Technology is a powerful tool to transform education to become effective and efficient for enabling new ways of learning. Redesigning a new mode of education to have access in many ways and making it available to anyone anywhere.
Books were scarce in medieval times and only a select few had access to educational opportunities. Individuals had to travel to educational institutions to obtain an education. However, the introduction of technology gradually changed everything in which technological advancements have greatly increased access to education. Massive amounts of information like books, audio, images, and videos are now available at one click through the Internet, and formal learning opportunities are available online worldwide via the virtual setting of learning like the Khan Academy, MOOCs, podcasts, traditional online degree programs, and many more. Technology has enabled unprecedented access to learning opportunities. Technology has played a vital role in education for today’s era. The coming of COVID-19 pandemic demonstrates the importance of online education. Teachers can harness online learning as a powerful educational tool by incorporating technology into existing curriculum rather than using it solely as a crisis-management tool. Effective use of digital learning tools can boost student engagement, assist teachers in improving lesson plans to become more productive and efficient, and enable personalized learning. It also assists students in developing crucial 21st-century skills.
The advantages of technology in education such as increased collaboration and communication, higher educational quality, and engaging lessons that activate students’ imagination and thirst for knowledge. Students can easily access information, accelerated learning, and opportunities to explore new ideas and can deepen their understanding of difficult concepts and subjects. The influence of technology on the world of education has made it easier and efficient for teachers and students. It makes learning more inclusive unlike before. The system of education has been improved in various ways. With the advancement of technology, everything is easier to deal with, and education is no exception. Indeed, no one can deny that technology has been changing the phases of education.
– Nelio Abantao
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