Advantages Of Technology In Education
Technology has invaded and improved almost every aspect of our lives. From smartphones to mobile devices to gaming to cooking to cars, technology is everywhere. It’s being used to improve almost everything we touch – and those technological advances must extend into the classroom. Some of the benefits of in-class technology are:
- access to educational material beyond textbooks
- access to peer support for teacher and student
- easier grading and other administrative record keeping
- access to a wider knowledge base
Because school age children are likely to have some form of technology in their hands already (handheld video games, smartphones, iPods, etc.), classroom-based technology allows them to learn in an “environment” they are becoming increasingly familiar with. Additionally, as classroom technology advances to keep up with the digital times, it keeps students up to date on societal use of technology and prepares them for employment in the digital age we all live in.
Importantce Of Technological Education For Students
Student engagement is likely to increase with the use of interactive technology. That technology can take on many forms from interactive whiteboards and smartboards to self-guided computer learning programs to educational apps. High school and college level classroom also benefit from e-courses, interactive document technology (such as Good Docs that allowed shared teaching and student notes).
Benefits Of Technology For Teacher
Teachers and instructors benefit form education technology as much as students because they gain access to a community of teachers, tools, and resources. This community of educators can share lessons, lesson plans, student case studies, success stories and successful technology integration. Teachers can also implement easier test taking methods, faster grading procedures, and technology based methods of sharing scores, grades and progress reports with students and parents.
Technology Programs In Education For Self-Directed Learning
Education technology also bolsters self-directed learning and encourages greater participation than a more traditional lecture environment. Education technology facilitates a healthy give and take and fosters a greater interest than working individually on paper. At every grade level from kindergarten to college level, education technology redesigns the classroom from staid and boring to a lively and engaging educational environment.