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How Technology is Shaping the Future of Education

We are living in the digital age. Technology has done a fantastic job of taking daily tasks and making them more efficient. With technology we can do almost anything, instantly! Whether it’s an email, text message or e-course, technology let’s us do whatever, whenever.

Technology has not only made innovations in the way that we perform daily tasks, it’s also had a huge impact on education and has started to completely transform the way we learn. We are starting to see more and more technology in classrooms and educators are now more than ever, incorporating different forms of tech into their lessons.

There are many forms of technology that are used in today’s classrooms. We’ve put together a list of some of our favourites:

E-learning Modules:

Companies like Learnkit, dedicate their careers and time to developing effective elearning courses for learners to take on their own time. Whether they are looking to advance themselves in their careers, learn a new skill or train for a new position, elearning is a flexible and convenient learning option. (See the What is the Flipped Classroom blog post for information.)

 

Social Media:

Social Media has proven to be a very useful and effective in education, as it serves a platform for discussion and communication, transferring of ideas and inspiration. Applications such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube have changed the way we communicate our ideas. These social media platforms have allowed learners of all ages to easily participate in online discussions.

 

Mobile Devices:

Smart devices have become a very effective means of teaching and learning in a variety of ways. Tools such as SMART boards, iPads and even Smartphones are being used widely in the classroom as a way to better engage with and assess students.

 

 

 

What does the future for technology and education look like? Bright! Technology will only evolve and education will follow in one form or the other because learners will demand it. Personalized learning is what has come out of the rise of technology and 1-1 learning has never been so achievable or customizable. Of course, traditional teaching elements such as classroom management and forms of assessment must be present, but technology has provided other learning opportunities that are starting to evolve and really beginning to take shape.

 

 

Some argue that technology in the classroom is for the worse, and some are for the better. Funnily enough, just yesterday at the ASU GSV Summit Bill Gates shared his stance on the importance of using technology to create engaging learning environments. I would have to agree with the latter, but I am really curious to know what you think? Do you think there are benefits to bringing technology into the classroom? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

Steven DiMauro

Steven DiMauro

Elearning Developer at Learnkit
Steven DiMauro is an Elearning Developer at Learnkit and is responsible for providing motion graphics, audio, layout and graphic designs on various Learnkit projects. He has 9 years working in Digital Media and 2 years in Education. He is passionate about creating the most engaging and visually appealing learning experiences for students.
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  • Jeffrey Archer

    Basically, technology has become an important element of education not very long ago. However, I would have liked my learning process to have been based on using technology. When my nephew had a cold, he watched online stream of the lesson on Periscope. Isn’t it geniusly? Also, in their school there is a strict rule concerning the dishonest fulfillment of works, so all the assignments, essays and projects are checked for plagiarism by Unplag plagiarism detector. If the percentage of plagiarism in student work is high, the head teacher run a parent-teacher meeting where they discuss possible solution to this problem. To avoid blurred conclusions, I believe that technology can fit the gaps in education.

    • Mitchelle Mejia

      Couldn’t agree more Jeffrey! A big advantage of using technology in education is how it can be accessed at anytime, from almost any location. Your nephew having access to his lessons while being at home sick, is huge! It’ll be really fun to see how the relationship between tech and education continues to grow in the coming years.

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