The Role of Tech Adoption in Education

The Role of Tech Adoption in Education

In today's rapidly progressing world of modernization and digitalization, the introduction of technology in every field or sector is becoming crucial. Exciting technological advancements are happening every day, benefiting humans in every aspect of their lives. Education is one such field that is welcoming technology adoption positively. With the COVID-19 pandemic affecting people across the world, schools were closed as part of lockdown measures to contain the virus thereby disrupting academics. Educational institutions engaged virtually with students and teachers in the form of ICTs to continue with academics. With the role of technology becoming more significant than ever, technology adoption will become a new reality for teaching and learning processes.

What is the importance of technology in education?

 The important role of technology in education is that teachers can provide the study material so that students can understand concepts and solve problems easier through Edtech. With the usage of smart classrooms, the focus is to improvise the performance of every student.

Edtech leads to improved quality of studying and better communication that eases skills and knowledge for students. Students can also access their study material from any part of the world, making revising and learning easier. With the implementation of Edtech, the education structure is being revolutionized with just one click!

What technology is used in education today?

The learning process is constantly improving and using more and more modern technology. It makes it easier for teachers to explain the subject and students find it better to acquire information. Here are some ways technology is being used in education:

1.Neural Education

Neuroscience is the scientific study of the nervous system, including neuroanatomy, neurobiology,             neurochemistry, neurophysiology, and neuropharmacology, and its applications in psychology,      psychiatry, and neurology.    

Neural Education offers a deeper understanding of  the brain's amazing capacity.        It is a learning method that is aligned with how the brain processes information. It optimizes the learning experience by creating a positive mood through self-directed learning, facilitates the brain to embed new learning in existing knowledge, and enhances          information recall speed for Long Term Potentiation.

2.VR Technology

Virtual reality and Augmented reality are new technological advancements that bring a different facet to the classroom. Using VR gear, students can visit remote areas and encounter ancient civilizations. This is a fascinating addition to the learning process, where one can gain close experiences that are not possible in reality. Augmented reality users get to experience a complete real-world environment blended with digital elements. These two technologies have been shown to positively affect student engagement.

3.Robotics

Technology helps students get comfortable with the modern world through problem-solving as well as facilitates learning. Robotics introduces students to all branches of the STEM system (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).  STEM learning demands critical thinking and problem solving and through robotics students can learn to approach the knowledge they gain with a solution-oriented approach.

Imperative Role of technology in education

Technology in education can help students in many ways. Those who face challenges in learning can use Edtech and can overcome some of the problems they face, students who dislike subjects like math can develop an interest in the subject and can improve the overall performance of the classroom. Here are 3 ways technology plays a vital role in the learning process:

1.Promotes an effective educational system

Undoubtedly, technology encourages the overall development of students. Technology is an effective way to promote a healthy educational system worldwide. The most important role of technology in education makes learning more accessible, exciting, and enjoyable. The development of technological advancements in education leads to enhance knowledge and skills of students.

2.Technology helps students learn better

Research has proved that digital learning technology helps most students improve their academic grades. Apart from academic improvement, with the help of technology-based learning, students can learn more from a variety of resources without depending on teachers.

3.Boosts communication and collaboration

The introduction of technology has greatly improved the level of communication and collaboration. Edtech also boosted communication and collaboration between teachers, parents, and students.

The introduction of technological devices and programs at an early age makes it much easier for students to adopt new methods. Edtech is a great way to prepare children for the future and the challenges that they may face. With a great asset, students will be able to overcome difficulties and put their skills to better use. Technology has many advantages, but it cannot beat mankind as human beings are always required for decision-making, supervision, and ideation.

Author:

Suseela Santhosh, Director, Vishwa Vidyapeeth Group of Schools

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