Education and Technology go hand in hand. Education forms a basis for technology whereas technology has contributed to the purpose, methods and perceived the potential of education. Technology has changed and improved the quality of education.
Technology has improved the transparency in the educational process, streamlined career development programs, faster methods to conduct exams, improved staff management methods, real-world problem-solving assignments, and projects.
Technology has helped to create new and updated educational material and syllabus. The new books are more visually inspiring, they contain more images which can portray a deeper message to the child. Today, Corel draw, Microsoft word, excel, power point, smart class app, Adobe Photoshop etc. are helping to create and design various types of educational material.
Technology has improved the teachers and students correspondence. It has created a platform for students to post questions and answers. Teachers are updating themselves with technologies so that they can implement well.
Technology helps to identify security concerns in schools. Keeping schools in a safe – secure environment is the primary concern for school authorities and parents. Installation of CCTV cameras, monitoring the layout, use of e-cards at the entrance gates, verification of all staff credentials are mandatory. These are a few basic things that must be followed by authorities to secure and build a sound, safe educational environment.
Integration of technology in classrooms will help in research and inventions. It improves the research from facts to accurate and real-time data and information. One is able to identify the reasons behind a student’s poor performance and take measures to rectify them. Use of online quiz, designed games to identify intentions and motivation behind student’s activities.
When used properly, technology enables students to competently use digital productivity tools, become better decision makers- problem solvers, effective researchers and evaluators, successful communicators and collaborators. They become more informed citizens who eventually end up making significant contributions to society.
Although technology has taken hold in many of today’s schools, the concept requires continued cultivation in order to grow and completely revamp the landscape for learning.