Importance of Technology in Education


Technology has a major role in the modern education. Read this essay on how technology helps students in higher education and competitive exams.

Technology is taking a rapid pace of advancement in all the fields. Humans have been using it for improving the comforts of life. One of the fields the technology is being used and develop is the field of education, helping build a better education system for nurturing knowledgeable minds. The more the advancement in technology, the more benefits it will provide for students at every education level. The effects of technology in a classroom setting are both related to teachers and students.

In the past, the classes were lecture driven with less practical and more of a theoretical teaching taking place. Now, it's not really the case as the teachers are not the source of information but just a facilitator or guide of information. Technology helps students be more interactive with the present condition of rapid technological advancement and modern equipments. They are used for a different purpose and is increasingly important for students to be well equipped and updated with the new advancement that is taking place. Technology has become part of many curriculums, even outside of computer and technology classes. Students use computers to create a presentation and use the internet to research topics for papers, assignments, etc.

A lot of top colleges and universities in India as well have incorporated technology into their curriculum to promote more technology-based education. India is the largest producer of engineering and medical graduates. With the growth in the technology changing our lives, even these graduates are also expected to be well equipped and be innovative towards their field to be able to compete in the job market which is a very global sector now. There are entrance exams like JEE MAIN is conducted for getting into the top Institutions such as IITs. It is one of the highly reputed and innovative chains of universities which is promoting innovation among their students. Then there are other entrance exams to get into one of the top colleges in India like GATE, NEET, GMAT, CAT, MU OET 2018, etc. are some of the entrance exams for getting into various colleges promoting innovations and equipping the student with needful knowledge about their present subject field.

Technology is made use in the classroom, beneficial in passing the knowledge to students. For instance, the students have access to projection screens connected to computers with internet to learn using visuals and descriptive information based on their topics instead of just listening to the information they can watch animations as well. Many applications and software are available to students like quizzes, tests, short videos to continue their study process when they are out of the classroom. The activities mentioned above are being increasingly incorporated into the curriculum. Students make use of the computer to come up with the presentations and more practical assignment giving them a lot of exposure to their subject matter. With the continuing rapid advances in the innovation and technology, students are getting improved access to such educational opportunities.

With increasing use of technological exposure to students, there are people who debate the idea of how technology is also getting students distracted. For instance, as opposed to sitting down and getting to know how to count, they will opt to get a calculator despite the arguments like this existing. The use of technology is very essential and an important component of the society we live in today. By introducing it into our schools and classrooms to keep the students equipped with much better tools and knowledge to make their transition from school to the workplace a very easy one.


Article by Tony John
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Comments

Author: DR.N.V. Srinivasa Rao12 Nov 2017 Member Level: Diamond   Points : 1

A very good article on the role of technology in education and teaching. In earlier days the subject is to be learned through books and through the teachers. Slowly as there is an evolution of computers and internet, the availability of information to students has enormously increased through the internet. Audiovisual education to lower and upper primary classes has given a new perception to teaching. Earlier days the source of information is mainly is the teacher only. But know the internet has become a big source of information. As mentioned by the author the teacher's role has become more a facilitator than a teacher. The various video created by various organisations on different topics is making the students understand the subject much better. Audiovisual aids are becoming a good media for the teaching staff to explain the subject better. Thus the development of technology has given a new dimension to teaching. A very good and useful article by the author. My appreciations to him.

Author: Natarajan14 Nov 2017 Member Level: Diamond   Points : 1

We all know about technological aids and advances but this well-written article would help anyone easily understand the reasons and the benefits. We have progressed from books, pen, and paper to laptops and tabs. The whole school concept is getting changed towards a virtual classroom, virtual teacher, virtual library. All a student would need in the future would be a laptop, internet connection, a couple of passwords and a number to contact in case of difficulty. I think the standard of education and the quality of knowledge gained in the same one hour calls would be more than a traditional teacher and text-based teaching

Author: Neelam23 Nov 2017 Member Level: Gold   Points : 4

Yes, advancement of technology has done a very great deed for the students. It has put the knowledge about the whole world on our fingertips. We can prepare for any examination through online videos, sites, and apps. Classes have become more interactive and interesting. Now we can see practical things through online videos which were once difficult to understand through books.
In this era of internet and technology, only ignorance can make us lag behind. With the advancing technology and digitization, we also need to be advanced to keep ourselves at the pace of all the advancement in the world.

Author: Chitra26 Nov 2017 Member Level: Diamond   Points : 5

True, technological advancement has helped the educational sector also. Earlier, we had to clear our doubts with our teacher or friends. But now we can easily clear it by searching for details in the net. Also, unlike now, earlier children had to imagine things as the teacher teaches or has to depend on text book pictures for clarity. But now we get color pictures, models etc in the net. Even videos showing the functions are also available. This makes studying and understanding easy for the children.

There are various apps available which will be helpful for the children to learn different languages, to improve their general knowledge etc. The use of calculators has made life easy. Also various tips and tricks to memorize things are shared on the net. This helps children to by heart lessons or points. Projectors, screens, computer, calculators and even robots are used in educational institutions these days.



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