Now all kind of technologies are being used at schools to improve education quality. Technology is helping teachers to implement text-based learning with interactive learning and to engage with students who perceive the information better in other ways, but students, however, can to study easier and achieve better results. The improvements of education system, thanks to technology, are significant. To prove that, here are some specific examples, how technologies can help in study process.
Virtual Reality and Augmented reality can create clearer understanding of the various processes. As these technologies allows to add superimpose information to the real world, students can clearly see everything. Visual information is very important in learning process, because it helps to really understand how different objects look and how things work. For example, it will be a lot easier for student to understand many biological processes if he would be able to see them with his own eyes, not only read in books about them or see in one dimensional pictures. These technologies really can be useful almost in any school subject.
3D printing, however, would provide a chance to not only look at digitally created pictures and videos, but actually work with different models. For example, any student can make a realistic model of solar system or humans organ systems. Also it is possible to print students own created models, which could be useful in such subjects as drafting, geometry etc. 3D printing would be specially useful for students with visual memory.
Internet of Things also can be useful in education. Although usage of smartphones and other similar devices at study process is being criticized, because many people think it can distract student’s, they can really help in learning process if used correctly. There already have been many educational applications created, but there is a lot of space for potential. Internet of Things provide opportunity to learn in many different interactive ways. It is an opportunity to reinforce the knowledge gained.
Clouds or internet connected digital information systems can make it possible to give all kind of information to students a lot easier. For example, they can help access all homework and all other learning resources in the to electronic device. Whit these systems students could be informed about actualities all the time. Also homework themselves can be submitted through Cloud or this system to avoid many misunderstandings. In many countries and schools something like this is being used for a long time and all sides of education system are satisfied.
Online Social Networking is making group tasks much simpler. It is no more necessary to to meet each other in person to do the group tasks. Social networks or communication platforms makes it possible to talk to each other, see each other and even show presentations and other files to each other through devices which are connected to internet. It saves the time of students and allows to to meet each other any time needed. These kind of technologies provides a lot easier communication, which is important for education.
Now you see, how much different benefits technology can provide to education. Providing better understanding by using visual information alone is a huge step forward, but there are also other reasons, why technology in education is really needed. Because of these benefits, technology and newest devices could become an integral part of education system soon.