Long are gone the times that one could recognize the structure and approach that could be used in learning in the standard classrooms. As technology evolves and more gadgets are invented, most schools and learning institutions are turning to technology to help teachers teach, and students learn. You will encounter laptops and pads being used by students in the learning process; we now have whiteboards which teachers and students can operate with a single click.
Technology in education
As days go by, we continue witnessing new technology growing in the education sector. This is why stake holders are encouraging those involved to implement and incorporate technology into their learning programs. Some of the latest technology trends that you may witness in the education sector today include the new flipped classrooms, teachers using text messages to engage students, the utilization of blogs in the learning process and the use of sites where teachers, instructors, and students can store and share learning materials.
Let us look at some of these aspects in detail.
This is one of the latest development in the education sector which is becoming extremely popular. Take a scenario where you will listen to your lecturer while you are at home, and then proceed to school to finish up your homework. This is the role that the flipped classrooms perform. Here, teachers will post their videos which have teaching materials, and their student will access them either from home or any other place. By so doing the students will listen to the lecturers, and when they come to school, they will be doing only the course work. This method is advantageous more especially to students as it allows one on one interaction with their teachers, as it also takes the lecture time out of the class hence the lesson becomes more appealing.
Use of text messaging for communication
You will not be surprised that some teachers are turning to text messaging as a form of reaching out to their students. This means of communication has been found to be very effective and appropriate has it allows the teachers or lecturers to reach all the students including those who might be a little bit shy to speak or ask a question in class. With the use of test messages, everybody is given a platform to voice their opinion on a given topic. The text message medium is also effective, as it allows the students to engage and participate in the topic of discussion as opposed to distracting them.
This is also another new technology in education. Students and teachers alike are learning and using blogs to document school projects. The projects may be in the form of science experiments. The entire process is aided by special blog software that enables learners to do it in a safe and secure environment.
Use of secure learning sites
More and more schools are providing secure sites for their students and teachers, where they can share videos, notes, and many more learning materials. Study materials and teaching resources can be easily availed to teachers and students in some special network where they can share and access. This not only makes the learning process more fulfilling but it is fun too.