Teachers Advised Adoption of Technology
We now live in a digital age. Our world is basically run by technology on a variety levels in multiple settings and disciplines. Wherever we look, whatever we do, the impact of technology is apparent and undeniable.
As we move forward, our use and reliance on technology will only increase and if we put technological advancements to good use, there's no reason to believe we can't achieve more and continue to improve the quality of life in the process.
We've seen improvements in technology skyrocket in a span of just a few decades. Our modes of transportation have gotten faster, more powerful and more efficient. Our buildings and other architectural structures are get bigger, taller and more efficient as well. We've seen our mobile devices evolve in size, shape and function in a very short period of time. Seems like only yesterday when we loved how small and compact our phones were. Now the trend has shifted and it seems like everybody wants a bigger phone now.
Computers are now more complex and capable of doing just about anything, as evidenced by their infiltration into virtually every facet of human life whether it's work, leisure, lifestyle, health, food or whatever. The list just goes on and it's getting longer by the minute. Technology is advancing education exponentially such as the benefits of Cloud Computing, according to Speakwithageek.com. But Teachers should be teaching and adapting students of this era into technology, as well.
We've experienced these shifts in technology throughout time. Take for instance the introduction of the microwave oven or the television. These objects were so revolutionary when they were first introduced that people never knew what to expect. If you think about them now, it's really difficult to imagine life without them.
Now let's turn our attention to our education system. The concept of school and the relationship between teacher and student is one we're already fully aware of. When you think of school, teachers and students, you think of blackboards, books, pens, paper, notebooks, pencils and all of these familiar things in a blink. Make no mistake, sometimes there's no school like the old school. Why change something if it works, right? But every once in a while, change comes along for the better, and it's somewhat inevitable that technology will play a key role in education.
Benefits of Technology for Teachers and Education
Why should teachers consider adopting technology? Well, why not? There are a number of reasons technology in education should be pursued.
- Technology enhances teaching and learning
There are many devices available to teachers and students alike today that can enhance and involved the learning experience in the classroom like projectors, LCD screens, computers laptops and tablets.
- Access to more resources
In certain places like many countries in Africa where resources are limited, it would be great to have access to more information in order to increase knowledge and insight.
- Technology can offer cost-effective solutions
For example, by using devices like projectors and computers for presentations, you not only save money and resources by not spending on materials like paper and writing boards but you save on effort as well. You can also save by using simulators rather using actual vehicles or machines that are very expensive.
Technology connects us all and makes the world smaller. Connectivity helps in the rapid exchange of information and aids in education like being able to read about the Japanese people well actually talking to someone from Japan online. Experiences like this make all the difference.
There are already many institutions in the world that have incorporated the use of technology in education. The trend continues to gain more and more traction although it is still a long way off in many places. A lot of teachers may find the adoption of technology to be quite an adjustment, but one that could prove worthwhile given time.