The present generation is completely dependent upon technology. With technological advancements, our lives have become a lot easier and simpler. Slowly, technology has entered the education sector and ever since then, has been revolutionizing the learning process completely.
The traditional education system has several downsides and technology has been effectively catering to those drawbacks, making learning more efficient, engaging and student-friendly. Here, some of such technological methodologies are mentioned that are used widely at present.
- Visualized Learning
In traditional classrooms, teachers were restricted to the writing boards to teach the concepts. However, with technology, 3D animated video lessons can be created to help the students visualize the topics in a better way. This can also help the students to retain concepts better and for a longer time. For an instance, if the structure of DNA is taught using 3D animations, students can understand it better and tend to remember the structure more efficiently.
- Online Learning
It can be said that technology has brought the whole ocean of knowledge to our fingertips. Any information can now be obtained from anywhere in the world with a few clicks. Individuals can learn anything from the internet at the comfort of their own pace and place. In online learning, cloud computing plays a major role in delivering content, maintaining user data, etc.
- Personalized Learning
Every student has a unique learning pattern which is often overlooked in traditional classrooms. This reduces the effectivity of learning as not everyone gets the desired attention. With technology, adaptive learning has become possible and education has become more personalized and student-friendly. Using big data analytics, unique learning patterns of the students can be identified and content can be delivered according to one’s pace and need.
Apart from these technologies, there are a few more methodologies that would be widely used in future classrooms. They are
- Reality Learning using Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR) and Mixed Reality (MR).
- 3D printers to make learning more practical. With 3D printing, complex diagrams like human brain, heart, etc. can be made into a prototype to help the students understand their structures in a better way.
Though technology has been a boon to education, it is important to use it judiciously. Often, technology can be a distraction if not used with proper guidance. So, it is important for the schools and parents to embrace technology and guide the students on the right path.
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