Technology: A Leading Edge in Teaching
Educational Technology is a way for teachers to deliver content to students by using different tools of modern technology. Technology in teaching is often associated with the terms: LEARNING OR INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY.
Technology has not only maintained the standards of education but also improved the ways of teaching by giving it Teaching Aids and Programmed Instructional Material. Technology has improved the teaching-learning process and made it more effective and process oriented. Social media platforms and online libraries have enriched and facilitated effective transmission of knowledge. Social media platforms and online libraries are now a staple of many instructors and have brought new dimensions to problem-solving, results sharing, data collection and analysis. With the help of these, students not only connect with teachers but teachers encourage students to broaden their view of the world. Technology in teaching links teachers to their students and to professional content, resources, and systems to help them improve their own instruction and personalize learning.
In the classroom, technology can include various kinds of tools from low-tech pencil, paper, and chalkboard, to the use of presentation software, or high-tech tablets, online collaboration and conferencing tools, and more. Online education is now accredited and has changed the way we view education. Online learning opportunities and the use of open educational resources and other technologies can increase educational productivity by accelerating the rate of learning; reducing costs associated with instructional materials or program delivery, and better-utilizing teacher time. For example, Learning Management System (LMS) is such a web-based technology which is used to plan, implement, and assess a specific learning process. It harnesses the potential of technology to improve learning outcomes and to prepare students for the changes in the world in which they live.
With technology, both teachers and students have a variety of learning tools which has improved education in a number of ways. Teachers can online communicate and share both resources and ideas others across the world in an instant, meet the shortcomings of their work, refine it and provide their students with the best. This approach definitely enhances the practice of teaching. There are plenty of resourceful, credible websites available on the Internet that both teachers and students can utilize. The Internet also provides a variety of knowledge and doesn’t limit students to one person’s opinion.
Thus, Technology gives students immediate access to an abundance of quality information which leads to learning at much quicker rates than before. Thus, it helps students to develop valuable research skills at a young age.