The Role of Technology in Education
If the pandemic has shown us one thing, it is the important role technology can play within education. A few years back, online learning wasn’t something the majority of us had experienced. But come lockdown, if you were studying or had children who were still at school, online learning and classes became part of your life.
This has led to an explosion of online resources and changed the way many of us look at education. Whether you like it or not, children are part of a digital world. And we need to ensure we equip them to effectively navigate this new world.
Libraries as we knew them are becoming a thing of the past. Students no longer rush off to the local library to make notes and photocopy reference books. Libraries, well the ones that are keeping up to date are packed with computers. Which means students are now able to access endless resources with just a few clicks.
Improving Education Through Technology
We don’t believe technology can ever replace a fantastic teacher and nor should it. Enhance the learning process with technology. After all, we are in a digital world, and we need to ensure our children have the skills to succeed.
Experienced educators understand that children learn differently and that not all children thrive within the classroom environment. Technology is now able to provide that much-needed diversification and assist teachers and schools alike to be more effective.
Embracing technology within the education system will benefit teachers and students alike. We will need to relook at how and what we teach. With the advancements in technology, students have facts at their fingertips, we no longer need to teach those. But we do need to teach them how to research, how to be discerning, think strategically, and how to utilise all the tools at their disposal effectively!