Future of technology in education

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The nature of technology is to keep changing. This very nature has given room to massive innovation and creativity. The future is all about cloud educating, where learning will be a social affair, accessible anywhere. It seems to be all about accessing and collaborating, be it locally or globally. Collaborating these technologies is improving process, workforce and performance.

Technology is a very powerful tool for education. It has revolutionized the way people think, work and play. Today, schools and online learning needs to perform smarter, faster and more productively. Innovation in technology is making it possible for students, teachers and peers to access, learn and connect on a single platform. However, making technology accessible to students and teachers is an ongoing challenge.

Although, the role of technology in education is crucial, and the question is how to improve the use of technology to enhance and better the learning process! Since past few years, various researches have shown benefits from the use of technology in education.

Thanks to the technology, students, teachers and even parents have a variety of learning tools at their disposal. When integrated into syllabus, technology modernizes the whole learning process. Here are some of the ways in which technology improves education:

- Technology has become a ubiquitous part of students’ lives. The integration of the right technology in curriculum improves students' learning processes and outcomes. It helps students to develop valuable research skills right from the very beginning by giving them access to quality information which enhance the learning process at much quicker pace.

- With technology, teachers and students have access to a huge database of study material and educational information at their fingertips. There are variety of ingenious and credible data available online that can be utilized and developed.

- Along with great resources, technology also gives novel opportunities for learning, means to collaborate and build something worthwhile.

 

Future is in the Cloud

Apart from improving the educational skills, technology can be utilized for social causes. Considering that the future of education will be a mix of students learning in the classroom as well as online, where students will be able to attend the class from all corners of the world at one time. This can be made possible with cloud computing and learning where all it would need is a superfast and robust internet connection. For this, schools and institutions will have to brace themselves and futureproof their infrastructure accordingly and in the best possible way they can.

Cloud technology helps teachers and educators to collaborate and share their ideas and resources anywhere, anytime. It enables them to communicate with students and other teachers from anywhere around the world in an instant. They can meet their work inadequacies, refine them and also provide students with the best information. This approach enhances the practice of teaching.

 With cloud computing, teachers will be able to congeal, accumulate and score work online, while students will have instant access to their marks, remarks and work through various devices like computer, smartphone and tablet.

 

Technology Shaping Classrooms

It will not be surprising to witness the future children entering kindergarten with gadgets and mobile devices. Here’s what they'll find at their schoolhouse:

- Future students will be seen carrying portable digital devices that are digitally secures and loaded with educational apps. Whereas their classrooms will be fully connected with social media devices and students will have a web-based educational account.

  • Students will actively participate through social medium, educational and communicational app adaptation. Their thoughts, ideas and queries will be displayed on the common smartscreen in the class to be discussed by all which would be accessed by other students from their respective devices during the class.
  • As far as school projects and homework are concerned, students will be able to submit their work online from anywhere. This can be possible through Skype, Google Hangouts, or such options. No printing or submission will be required.
  • Classrooms will have digital bulletin boards that will display a collection of student work. Marks and progress sheet of the students be posted instantly online and will be updated regularly. This will enable transparency about students’ progress and development.
  • If students miss their class, they will be able to go online and catch up with their studies. They will be able to get in touch with teachers through communicative apps, if needed.

 

Having said that, the future for better and digitally sound education is not too far now. In fact many professional technology companies are already churning out ways to simplify the entire educational process.

So, it’s time to brace yourself for the future…

 

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