Role of technology in education sector

Education is experiencing a tectonic shift in the methodologies and teaching styles. Prior to the digitalizing of the education sector, classrooms heavily relied on imagination to comprehend 3D models or some of science’s concepts. The blackboard and whiteboard had limitations when it came to explaining certain topics and concepts to the students. This also led to restricting the growth of students as they were robbed of resources to learn further. However, with the introduction of various technologies in the educational sector, the learning has drastically changed over the years and with more access to information, teachers, as well as students, are benefitting from these technologies.

There is more focus on experiential training and hands-on experience on aspects that the industries require from students and hence, institutions are pushing the boundaries of learning by smartly integrating the technologies into their teaching patterns. With 24X7 access to the internet, the campuses are growing in magnitude. As more and more advancement occurs in the technological ecosystem, more impacts can be witnessed in the education segment.

The launching of Cloud services has changed the scenarios of examinations. Now, without any hassle, institutions can conduct exams throughout the year while reducing the recurring costs and time that goes into assessment tests. Now, a college or school can conduct examinations that already have an answer sheet to match against students’ answers and give immediate results to speed up the process of selection. While it also works against the cheating in the exams as the question is already uploaded to the cloud and can be changed with requirements to assure there are no malpractices while the examination goes on.

Augment Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) are both making big waves in this segment. Now, students can practice their choice of interest without going anywhere and incur any serious injury. From the comfort of their classrooms, the students are exploring the world firsthandedly and discovering their passion with utmost security. They are empowered to experiment and try things which were before only imaginable or even if one thought of doing them would require permissions from the school and parents, a very unlikely situation. Given the power of AR and VR, there is a huge boost to the student circle as the technology encourages them to take on new challenges and grow through experience to become future-ready. This is particularly good for industries as they want employees with experience under their belt.

Distance learning is another factor that is likely to change the learning style. As more students have access to the internet, they can easily seek the knowledge they wish to learn via video tutorials and online coaching lessons. Many startups are finding their niche in online learning as it is more affordable and does not require any motor and brick location to teach the students. Also, distance learning can be available to anyone, anywhere and anytime, the biggest advantage so far. With a device – a laptop, mobile, and tablet, and access to the internet, the student can harness the power of video learning.

With time and progress, the scenario of learning is poised to change.