It’s safe to say that technology has revolutionised the way we learn and will continue to do for many years to come. With information more easily available than ever, tech has fundamentally changed the way we learn through innovations like eLearning, VR technology and multimodal ways of learning.
1) Multimodal Learning in the Classroom
We may take it for granted these days, but access to online videos, educational technology, and software like PowerPoint has totally revolutionised how students learn in the classroom. Teachers are now able to cater to more learning styles by integrating elements such as infographics, videos, interactive games, and audio into lessons. Students are now able to access learning materials outside the classroom through online learning systems. As a result, teachers can now educate pupils more effectively since their teaching abilities have increased due to the increased technology now available!
2) Remote Learning
Additionally, thanks to technological advancements, students may now obtain high quality education without ever setting foot inside a traditional classroom. Due to this, there are now numerous courses that can be taken entirely online. The internet has created the opportunity for students to attend multimedia courses at their convenience, from wherever they may be! We have a wide variety of online courses that can be taken at your own pace in a variety of topics. Check them out here.
3) Increased Control over Assessments
In the past, teachers had to manually grade exams and calculate grades. Although this is still necessary for some courses, technological advancements have made this time-consuming work easier. Thanks to online forms of assessment and learning management systems, students can take exams and have their grades calculated online. This also removes any human error in calculating final marks, leading to more accurate results.
Technology can also be used to check for plagiarism and can aid in preventing malpractice or cheating on tests.
4) Better Communication
Technology has now made it easier than ever for learners to communicate with tutors or teachers via email and messaging boards. Students can now seek support outside the classroom, whether this be with their teachers or fellow students. This also makes it easier for students to get involved in group projects with their peers as they can communicate more easily with them.
5) Augmented Reality / VR
Augmented Reality or VR is a technique that overlays a computer-generated visual on a user's perspective of the actual world, resulting in a blended perception of reality.
Teachers may utilise augmented reality to make learning more dynamic and interesting for their students. It allows students to be placed into situations and scenarios that they may not otherwise get to experience, enhancing their understanding of certain concepts and making for a richer learning experience.
6) Apps for mobile learning
There are now many learning apps that allow you to take learning with you wherever you go! One good example of this is the Duolingo app, which encourages you to learn a language by testing you for just a few minutes each day with quick, bite sized lessons. Another example is Kahoot which encourages game-based learning through mobile and web apps.
It's obvious that technology has significantly changed education, and it's exciting to picture how it may change in the future as technologies like AI and machine learning continuously develop. Keep up with our blog posts to see the latest eLearning news and updates!