While walking down the lane I saw a person in his middle age was checking something in his smartphone. I stood next to him waiting for the friend to deliver the packet I was supposed to collect from her. Suddenly I noticed his mobile handset screen where someMBA related information were there. Out of curiosity, I asked him if the content was part of any online learning- he replied with the smile and a Yes. Meanwhile, my friend arrived and collected the packet and left the place. While walking towards bus stop my mind was thinking- How have technologies changed our lives. Even one standing at one corner of the street was taking learning. No doubt technology has shaped education for better. Online learning and blended learning are the new model of education that has earned popularity. There are many courses available at online education platform to choose from. Besides schools and institutes have adopted hybrid learning also known to us as blended learning. Where portion of the classroom and online learning is practised.
Bridging LearningChildren learning in the classroom with the old concept of learning may not explore what technology-based learning offer. That is why in several countries many schools have adopted education technology to enhance and enrich the learning for students. Bridging learning with techs is the new trend. New information emerges every new day.
The tech-based learning or digital learning allow swift up-gradation of knowledge contents. This allows students to study the current knowledge contents. Digital study contents are assessed from computer system or mobile devices. So students can download learning contents in their device and take learning whenever they want. This allows them to remain connected to learning 24x7. Also, there is flipped learning which allows students to learn about the topic before the go to class. The short video lectures etc. are viewed or read by the students at home. And when they go to school class activity focus more on exercise, project and discussion based learning.
Technology, Teacher & StudentWith learning techs, teachers are no more just instructors. It has enabled them to concentrate on the development of the students. Earlier it was not possible as most of the time were exhausted on explaining the lesson or topic. But technology has permitted them to encourage students to learn the theory lesson at home and devote more classroom time for practical learning.
With the advent of the app, software and cloud, teachers have the advantage to tracking the attendance, test results, assignment and progress of the students have simplified. Besides, instead of meeting parents only in parent meeting, teachers can easily communicate with parents in real time and anytime.
For students, digital devices, internet, digital learning materials and apps are cool to keep them engage in learning. At blended learning, beyond school learning keep students engaged with the infographic, video and text learning contents. With mobile learning technology learning is much enjoyable and convenient for the children.
Advantage knowledgeFor sure technologies meant for education will advance. More new innovation will come into existence. This will happen to benefit the education. Take example of online learning were already millions of learners have taken the advantage of personal and professional growth. Similarly, school education with learning techs have seen enhancing the standard of catering and receiving knowledge.
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