How Is Internet Changing The Way Students Learn?
During the early dark ages of disconnect, to learn something meant to plug into each other’s nervous systems. Well, not literally! Connectedness meant conversation. In fact, a great deal of conversation! We were each other’s servers and databases, inclined on each other’s memories, amplifying, multiplying and anchoring the things we could imagine by sharing our dreams and speculations.
Internet expanded our already capacious brain and remodelled our collective capacity to search for the nourishment of our imaginations and curiosities. Now, technology is entwined in almost every part of our life including education. In this age of oversimplification, where new experiences are just a few clicks away, learning is a solo act. However, there has been a raging debate about the use of technology at educational institutions especially those dealing with young and impressionable minds. Nevertheless, the advantages of technology in the education sector overpower the disadvantages and today, many institutions have implemented technology to their learning process. In this article, we have discussed a few noteworthy benefits of technology in education.
Effortless and Quick Information Availability
Previously, looking up for a piece of information meant spending hours and hours in the library scanning through books. But today things are different and a lot easier due to technology. For instance, when one desires to learn more about stress and strain, all they have to do is look it up on the Internet. This way, they are presented with myriads of resources of stress and strain. The library that we could only dream of, is now at our fingertips.
This is one of the greatest advantages of technology in education. Now anyone from any corner of the world can access global content in an instant. Technology has eradicated the distance and bought the whole sea of knowledge together.
Collaboration according to me is being an active member of a group that works collectively to accomplish a common goal. Being an active member doesn’t necessarily mean to participate in conversations, meetings and interactions quietly but to add your piece of contribution to the group. In a traditional classroom, collaboration can get messy because some students might voice out their opinions loud and firm while the shy ones might not get an opportunity to be heard. A unique setting is offered to students with online tools and apps to engage in a group project proactively. Through online collaboration, they can do their project from home; the team is connected online and one gets inspired by the focussed environment.
These were a few benefits of technology. In the near future, technology will be an essential part of the education system and will make learning more efficient, engaging and student-oriented for all. To know how technology can make learning more efficient, subscribe to BYJU’S YouTube channel and learn different science concepts such as the SI unit of electric flux more effectively from the engaging video lessons.