The effective use of technology has changed the face of education and has created more educational opportunities. Both teachers and students have benefitted from various educational technologies. Students are now more interested in learning with technology. In this article, let us look at the top five advantages of using technology in education.
- Facts at your fingertip
If the school library is outdated and has limited books, a student might find it difficult to compile the necessary information for an essay or a research paper. Thanks to technology! Now, students use the Internet to access digital encyclopedia to find relevant content.
- Educational Games and Simulation
Students can learn the basics of counting, spelling and other early educational concepts through educational computer games. Playing them helps students grasp concepts faster. More advanced concepts such as the linear velocity are also incorporated into educational games.
- Global Reach
When different schools of the state, country and the world connect, students can “meet” their counterparts through video conferencing without having to leave the classroom.
- Web Seminars
Not every school has the budget and resources to send its students on field trips related to the course of study. With the help of technology, students can now enjoy virtual trips and attend web seminars conducted by museums and other educational institutions. NASA offers a program to students that allow students to talk to astronauts in the space.
- Distance learning made easy
Now students can earn a degree without having to enrol in a college.Students can now enrol into courses online and complete it at one’s own convenience. Many top ranking universities offer online courses, so one doesn’t have to worry about the legitimacy of the courses offered.
In the near future, technology will be an integral part of the traditional education system and will make learning more engaging, efficient,student-oriented for all. To know how technology can make learning more efficient, subscribe to BYJU’S YouTube channel and learn different science concepts such as the electric dipole more effectively from the engaging video lessons.
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