Education is the key to a brighter future. If you are educated, you can easily get a job or start your own business. Without education, having a healthy and wealthy life is difficult and maintaining a high standard of living is nearly impossible as well. This is why, parents put so much emphasis on their children’s education. They are willing to spend even huge amount of money to get their children to a good college.
With the advancements in technology, how we educate our children and how they learn new things have been changed. Childrens used to go to library to find answers to their questions, they used to carry around heavy bags that were full of books when going to school, and they used to write down the lecture on papers. However, all that has changed with the recent advancements in technology.
Technology has made education better. It has brought efficiency in the education process and made it easier and fun for kids to learn things without going through tons of books. For example, learning how cells work used make science class boring. But with some videos on Youtube, the same is now easier and fun to learn.
There a lot of ways technology has improved education. We will go through some of the major improvements.
Finding Resources on Internet
Internet is widely available in urban areas. Even in some rural areas of world, one can easily find internet connection thanks to 3G and 4G.
Internet has millions of websites that one can use to gain knowledge. For example, Wikipedia is the hub of interesting articles relating various fields of education. In past, if we wanted to learn about something, we has to go through a lot of books to find it. But today, with a single search on Wikipedia, we can instantly find what we are looking for in a single place. This not only saves our time, but also gives us access to knowledge that are not easily available in books.
Internet has also made it possible for less privileged kids to get access to educational material easily and at less cost. Since books are expensive, these kids cannot buy it and thus are unable to learn from them. But on Internet, they can find same information and knowledge for free. There is no need to buy tons of books.
Today, we can also find a lot of educational platforms on internet where users can find entire subject to study. Platforms, like Khan Academy, provides free online courses for entire subjects including maths, English language, physics, etc. With the help of these platforms, those who are willing to educate themselves can do it easily. Platforms like these have made education available to all, even those who cannot afford to go to school.
Technology Equipped Classrooms
Schools are find ways to innovate classrooms to improve how teachers are educating their students. Some schools have been able to do that by equipping classrooms with technology that has increased the teachers efficiency and made learning easier.
Today, we have laptops, tablets, projectors and other technological equipments in classrooms. There is no longer need to write down notes or spend time in searching for something in a book. Technological integration in classroom has allowed teachers and students to access accurate information in real time and save time by avoiding manual work. Instead of manually writing down notes, students take picture of it. Instead of passing quiz papers and then writing it down, students can access quiz right from their laptops or tablets and fill it there.
Communication Between Teachers and Students
It is because of websites, like Facebook and Twitter, and apps, like Messenger and WhatsApp, that students remain in touch with their teachers.
In old days, when students were given some homework and had problem in completing it, they had to wait for next day to go to school ask the solution. Today, students are always in touch with their teachers. They can ask problems they are facing anytime and get their solution without waiting for another day.
Teachers also use these social and chat platforms to share notes and other information with their students instantly.
Some schools and colleges also record lectures of teachers and send the videos to students so they can use as a reference when going through the topic. This has made learning a lot easier for students are unable to attend classes or were unable to understand the topic in the class.