Technology changing the face of education

Background :-

  • In the past few years, we witnessed a major change in the world with the advancement of technology. Education sector is no exception to this.
  • The way children are taught and the way of interaction between students and teachers was changed a lot with the progress in Technology.

Major changes we witnessed :-

  • Distance education was totally redefined. Online classes bridged the gap between regular and distance education.
  • Many apps, blogs and websites are helping students as well as teachers and changed the definition of formal education.

Positive Side :-

  • With the help technology, now students are learning concepts crystal clear.
  • Online courses increased the access of education and bridged the gap of quality levels among countries. Now, anyone can do any course from any college around the world.
    • With the availability of vast knowledge in the internet, students are clarifying their doubts and can increasing their scope of learning.
    • Those traditional boring classrooms are replaced by the interesting video lessons with the help of technology.
    • Teachers around the world are now collaborating and learning the best methods of education from one another.

    Negative Side :-

    • Present Generation students have a lot of things to do, and have a lot of way to learn. This can create unnecessary pressure, confusion and stress in them. We are now witnessing mental health problems in students too.
    • People are now relying on the ready available information, instead of referring to the standard books written by experts.
    • Traditional method of teaching imparts discipline in students.
    • With increasing virtual communication, some students are developing social phobia.

    Situation in India:-

    • India is not fully utilizing the technological advancement in education sector. Though a large section of India is benefited, still a section of Indian population is not enjoying the fruits of technology in the field of education.
    • There exists between the quality of education in Private institutes and Public educational institutions.

    Conclusion:-

    Technology has revolutionized education. It has improved the access and efficiency of learning. But still India has a long way to go to increase its literacy levels and to spread the benefits of technology.

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