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Keval Padia
Keval Padia 17 September 2018
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5 Ways in Which Digital Education is Changing the Face of Education

With the advancements in technology and the increase in use in almost every field possible, we have seen immense growth in the last few years. There has definitely been a major change in the education sector as well. Thanks to technology, the way children are taught and the way they interact with their teachers and fellow students has completely changed in the recent years.

With the advancements in technology and the increase in use in almost every field possible, we have seen immense growth in the last few years. There has definitely been a major change in the education sector as well. Thanks to technology, the way children are taught and the way they interact with their teachers and fellow students has completely changed in the recent years.

With the increase in technology, the classroom studies have changed a lot. Distance education and online classes have also come into the picture and are playing a major role in the education sector. Not just that, but a lot of blogs and video tutorials help students study and gain knowledge on almost any subject they like. It’s great how with the help of technology and internet, the education has become free and easily accessible. Let’s get to know more about how technology has influenced education.

1. Digital Textbooks

Slowly physical textbooks are now being replaced by digital textbooks, and by digital textbooks, we mean texts on smartphones or iPads. Today we have got so many options in place of actual books. We get ebooks, magazines, pdf, etc. The textbook is actually going extinct in certain parts. The phase where your backpack was loaded with textbooks and notebooks is a thing of the past now. It’s time for digital textbooks now.

2. Online Classes

One of the easiest things observed in the digital world is the wide availability and range of online classes and schools. Massive Open Online Classes or MOOCs, which are free online classes have also become widely popular recently. Online courses and classes are making it possible for students from all age groups, who also belong to different strata of the society and community, to actually come together and learn in an environment which can be easy to access from anywhere in the world.

3. Personalization in Teaching and Learning

The presence of technology in the classrooms can help teachers in personalizing the lessons and projects for all the students, be it on a group or individual basis. Focus on each students work can be increased, by making use of devices and programs for distributing classwork and assignments. With personalized lessons and projects, every student can learn and perceive their lessons at their own pace. Teachers can also give their feedback or provide their results and grades online using portals and log-ins.

4. Diversity in Teaching

The increased use of digital technology has also helped in bringing in teachers from diverse backgrounds from different parts of the world to come together and share their knowledge with a large and equally diverse group of people online. A student can enroll in a multicultural online classroom where the teachers can Europe, Asia, or America etc, all at the same time. Teachers belonging from the different background can help increase the knowledge of the student by bringing in their own unique experiences, cultures, and perspectives.

5. Use of Multimedia

The blend of education and technology has proved to be a great learning opportunity for people. Using multimedia for education is a good way to promote education. These days, kids at age of two know their letters and nursery rhymes even before they start going to school This is possible because of multimedia. Kids can start learning at a very young age, even while just playing at home. It can turn a task like studying into a fun game.

Wrap Up

We’ve been discussing the advantages of digital learning. When the digital technology will increase, the use of it will also increase. It will definitely have its own pros and cons. This could mean, zero face-to-face interaction between teachers and students, relying more on digital gadgets, screen time increases, health hazards due to staring at the computer screens all the time. There are so many. But this can be nullified by creating a balance between both the things, that is, between using the digital technology for learning and exploiting it. 

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