The Effectiveness of Technology in Education!
It is quite strange to imagine the world we live in today to exist without technology – it is entwined in almost every part of our culture. With mobile and other wireless devices like the IoT becoming an increasing requirement across every industry today, it only makes sense that our schools are also effectively deploying mobile technology in the classroom. However, for many schools, implementing the latest technology is a difficult strategy to navigate.
We have chatted with our GESS Dubai exhibitor, Edutech to find out their views on Technology and its importance in schools.
Established in 1991, Edutech has grown into a global corporation with offices around the world. Today, they offer an entire spectrum of education solutions that enhance learning in classrooms, libraries, corporate and industrial training centers and school, college and vocational laboratories.
Shameema (CEO of Edutech) tells us how different the past was when the focus was on bringing tech in K-12, vocational & higher education. “How can you make students self learners was the most asked question. Everyone had realized that students needed to be self-learning in order to get a job and keep it. Teaching practices were beginning to change as the demands of the workplace was changing’’ she recalls.
Today we can see how technology dependent education is. One cannot simply imagine the absence of it! Edutech has played quite a role in ensuring that students are well prepared for the future and that teachers have the right tools for all age groups.
Schools might be on the fence when it comes to the incorporation of tech. Here’s why:
• They often think of it being more of a burden rather than a stragetic learning tool.
• Schools want to deploy mobile devices but their network infrastructure is not capable of properly supporting the technology in the classroom.
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Five Reasons Why Your Students NEED Technology in the Classroom
Danny Mareco’s blog post, 10 Reasons Today’s Students NEED Technology in the Classroom highlights reasons how Tech aides learning
1. It gives students the opportunity to enhance the interaction with their classmates and instructors by encouraging collaboration. High school students using technology in the classroom.
2. Using technology in the classroom gives teachers and other faculty members the opportunity to develop their student's digital citizenship skills. It's one thing to use mobile devices, it's a completely other thing to know how to use them correctly and responsibly.
3. Integrating technology in education helps students stay engaged. Most students today have been using mobile devices like tablets and smartphones to play and learn since they could crawl. So, it only seems logical to align today's classrooms with the way that your students want and are used to learning.
4. Combining new tech like VR (virtual reality) with traditional classroom instruction is one example of how the introduction of new technology can enhance the learning experience and create new opportunities.
5. Technology transforms the learning experience. Students have access to an incredible amount of new opportunities. From learning how to code to learning how to better collaborate across teams and with their instructors--technology empowers students to be more creative and be more connected. New tech has super-charged how we learn today.
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