Saturday, September 22, 2018
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How Technology Affects Education

A chalkboard. A desk. The homework. The books. The day begins and ends when the bell rings. For centuries now this has defined what all of us think about school. We have come to believe that this is the one way that students will learn, and with that belief we have taught all our students in the same way. But the world has changed, and what it means to be ready to succeed in the future has also changed. That means our model of learning must also change.

The true purpose of education is to create possibility. Without being creative in the classroom, it seems impossible. We are living through an educational revolution. The pace of change is staggering. Schools, regions, entire countries are turning education on its head and redefining the experience of students and teachers alike. The impact is felt by millions of children and their families all over the world.

Technology has had dramatic growth worldwide and has already started to make its way to schools, colleges and universities. Technology is opening the door for both teachers and students, offering a sound and creative environment for education. It has changed the traditional way of education and learning. As new ideas are being created, old ones are being updated. Technology makes education more interesting and fun for students and teachers. The result of implementing modern technology is a much more creative learning environment.

Technology has significantly changed education in many ways.  In times past, books were rare and only an elite few had access to educational opportunities. People often needed to travel to centers of learning to get an education. Today, books and other learning materials are readily available and easily accessible through the Internet, and open doors abound for formal education, whether at a university or online. Access to today’s learning opportunities are unprecedented in scope thanks to modern technology.

Now students can have language lessons through videoconferencing with a native speaker who lives in another country. Learning from a native speaker and learning through social interaction will help the student understand the perspective of other cultures without actually being there.

Technology is an intense tool that can support and change education from multiple points of view, from making it easier for instructors to make instructional materials, to enabling new ways for individuals to learn and cooperate. Models and simulations, beyond being a capable instrument for teaching ideas, can likewise give instructors a significantly wealthier picture of how students comprehend them. Digital simulations and models can enable teachers to instruct on concepts that would be difficult to explain or show in a physical classroom. Clevertouch Interactive offers smart displays which can help teachers convey difficult subject matter in a way that can be easily understood.

Technology also provides education to adults who want to improve their job skills, learn new skills, or receive higher education at a lower cost. Numerous parts of the education procedure still depend on learning by rote, but the present education technology makes even that dull work more lively and a lot less intimidating.

Bob Buskirk
the authorBob Buskirk
About 10 years of computer experience. Been messing around with electronics since I was 5, got into computers when I was in highschool, been modding them ever since then. Very interested in how things work and their design.
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