Online courses, automating feedback, and scoring are the major changes in the education sector triggered by technology. There are plenty of opportunities to learn and educational resources are more accessible than ever across the globe. Information technology (IT) professionals are focusing on new technologies that have the power to influence the next level of education. Below are few ways to leverage technology for education.
Personalisation of the education experience
The benefit of technology in education can be used to adjust to the personal needs of the student. The speed with which new information is delivered, the modality, auditory, the number of repetitions, etc. Even the level of abstraction can be adjusted according to the results that the student shows.
Education to be considered as a single cognitive system
The people, their environment, and tools are thought of as a single cognitive system. The educators can observe human learning through this approach to create digitally enhanced learning experiences. This will maximise the interaction and communication of people, their environment, and tools. For example, hands-on activities, simulators, games, etc can be used.
Encourage visual learning through computers
We believe and imprint what we see. Hence, there comes a great application in the visualisation of complicated data models. Computer modelling can help students to visualise complex concepts with more clarity.
Traditional learning to be complemented
Technology has been deployed to complement the previous learning approach which took place in the classroom, both in regards to textbooks and personal development. This generation is more prone to technology than any previous ones. Hence, it is important to leverage that while ensuring that the development of interpersonal skills does not suffer as a result of excessive screen time.
Maintain sustainability with cost efficiency
Technology needs to redefine the possibilities for sustainability, cost efficiency, and access to higher education on an institutional level. Hence, an automated, self-adaptive platform for continuous carbon and cost improvement needs to be developed. This can turn the money saved on energy and maintenance into scholarships and lower tuition costs across the board.
Software to check the student feedback
Creating software that checks the quality of the work and providing instant feedback motivates students to improve their skills. Hence, technology-supported shorter feedback loops are preferred to build the student experience and encourage them to improve themselves.
Offer opportunities for student interns
The main method to leverage technology in education is by setting up accessible internship programs. This allows students to learn how to use their key skills in real-life situations. This also helps in getting on-the-job training from industry professionals.
Increase the accessibility of education
Technology is being used in different manner to better education accessibility across the world. Opportunities that were feasible to access before are now becoming a reality. The increased accessibility to educational resources can function to increase innovation and an aware and developed student society in all ways.
Promote real-time remote class participation with live webinars
There is a lot of free online content on practical subjects that we want to learn. The disadvantage of not being able to ask questions is the only challenge. This can be overcome through live webinars where students can watch video sessions and participate in real-time class discussion through the chat window. This helps them to learn in an accelerated fashion.
Encourage Research-Based Learning
There is still too much emphasis on memorising and formulaic processes and not on organic research, trial and error approach. In technology-based learning, some of the best learning experiences are through students finding the answer on their own. Preparing students early on for this approach will help them get to the right answers faster in their future workplaces too.
Encouraging to communicate through social channels
As nowadays mobile phone usage is common among students, it makes sense to leverage their knowledge and desire to communicate through social channels. Creating such an environment will encourage them to interact and engage in classroom topics. For children who are less likely to speak up in class but still want to participate, this becomes an opportunity to learn and engage too.