When it comes to education, a lot has changed since digital technology has entered the market. From interactive whiteboards to a smart classroom, you can find the fingerprint of the digital revolution in every school/college nowadays. Digitalization of classroom is better for our kids’ future for sure. In our previous blog, why digitalization of classrooms is not luxury but a need, we explained how digitalization is a requisite in modern education. The education sectors of different countries have realized this. Hence, the K-12 education sector has undergone a total renovation in the last decade. The modern education policy stresses more on student engagement. It makes the learning activity a fun process for them. With the help of digital tools, education is no longer an imposed entity on the students. It is reflected largely on their learning outcomes.
Digital technology has not reduced the role of a human teacher. However, it has certainly reduced the repetitive tasks which they had to do before. There’s a lot less paperwork and reliance on books, which has made education more convenient. Students can pull out their laptop anywhere and resume their lessons.
Well, these are just a few ways in which the education sector has modernized post digital revolution. Let’s read in detail how the current education scenario has changed with the help of digitalization.
Online learning is the new normal
There was a time when online learning was a new phenomenon for schools and colleges. But now, almost every premiere university offers online lectures to their students. This has not only helped the students to attend classes from anywhere but also facilitated lecturers from all around the world without having to travel. Online learning has also cut down the cost of travel and accommodation for individuals as well as institutes. Now a student and a teacher sitting at either corner of the world can connect to each other with the help of online technology.
More student collaboration
Not only teachers, but even the students can also educate and help out each other with the help of online education. When teachers are pressed for time, students can always come up to learn from one another. Many virtual classrooms have the options for student’s forum where the enrolled students can discuss assignments, test papers, etc.
Learning is way more fun with digital technology
Learning is fun where there’s maximum interaction between students. Group discussion provides fresh perspectives on topics and enables students to learn new things. Students sitting on different corners of the world can share their views and theories on different subjects. Education couldn’t have been more fun than this.
More practical than theories
Reading theories out of a textbook can get boring after a while. Therefore, it’s important for teachers to also give a practical approach to the students. For example, the combustion of coal is better explained when shown in practical. Though, the chemical reactions are equally important. But for students to understand, it’s important to make them grasp the concepts instead of just theories. Digital content usually comes with video or picture representation of topics which can increase student engagement and make learning simpler.
Reduced burden on teachers, courtesy digital technology
Technology has helped teachers a great deal. With the help of the Learning Management System, the teachers and administration are able to monitor the institute more efficiently. It helped teachers to plan a curriculum and assign tasks to the students. It also keeps a check on every individual’s progress. LMS also helps to inform teachers about the challenges that students face during assessments and assignments. Not only this, but they can also take the necessary steps to mitigate them. Everything going online has also reduced the dependence on papers for everything. Earlier, from attendance to assignments, everything required a paper. But with the help of digital technology tools like attendance tablets, learning management system, online classes, interactive whiteboards, digital podium, etc, dependence on pen and paper has been reduced.