Children today experience the world through technology. It’s part of their life and learning. Technology’s promise in providing education to students made it a lifeline even as the world slowed. Amid the waves moving from physical classrooms to online classes and back to schools, a key shift in the learning process is the adoption of technology at a deeper level. As school campuses are repopulated, we are finding that the role of educational technology is greater than ever. It provides educational support that has opened up new avenues of learning for children.
Thanks to technology, it is possible to hold a LIVE or a pre-recorded lesson digitally. New age technologies have directly bridged the gap from conducting online learning to applying immersive learning in a classroom environment. It’s embedded in the learning experience, like tapping into learning content or using AI and ML to identify student patterns and engagement levels in the classroom.
The most prominent application of technology in the education sector can be seen in the thriving areas of e-learning solutions for K12 and higher education. AI, ML, AR, cloud computing and data analytics are explored to enable personalized, time-saving, predictive and engaging learning methods. The question is how technology can help improve learning outcomes. This can be answered considering 3 key parameters of the technology – quality of education, internet usageand Costs.
Technology-oriented education meets students where they are
High-bandwidth teaching strategies such as video conferencing, uploading large files, and storing a large storage space for educational software are possible in large cities with excellent connectivity and access. Consider this intersection – high quality video or real-time instruction + student response time + significant amount of internet. It is important to understand the unfair priorities for students when it comes to how and where they need access to education. With bandwidth and costs As these are the key challenges to make education accessible, technology solves that as well.
When educators and technology come together, great things happen. Traditionally, where good teachers couldn’t go, technology has now made it possible. It has helped bring classrooms to every home in Bharat, even to the most remote parts of the country.
The cost of learning has always been exponential for quality education. With comprehensive pre-recorded classes, virtual whiteboards and a real-time teacher who can solve your doubts, learning has become quite accessible and effective with just a phone and a decent internet connection. Depending on the variability of technology access, an instructional strategy that drastically reduces bandwidth proves cost-effective for students. Price wars due to technological advances have narrowed the gap in access to quality education. Today, learners from the most remote parts of the country have access to the best teachers and content, at a very affordable cost, if at all.
Live quizzes, assessments, and student appreciation—AI/ML has made it all possible
Technology is everywhere. It has made the complicated simpler; and the everyday more exciting. Technology is also increasingly driving learning, and because of its obvious characteristics and advantages over traditional learning methods, students and parents are more open and drawn to the wonders of e-learning.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) plays a key role in building personalized learning algorithms to bring measurability into the learning process and predictability in improving learning outcomes. Augmented reality and 3D modeling are really helping to reshape the way students capture theoretical knowledge. Features like LIVE quizzes, reporting and instant rewards are used to assess student performance and make the learning process more engaging.
All of these interactive and engaging learning resources have in turn improved student learning outcomes. There is no doubt that innovation has empowered the way children learn, play and grow. Keep ‘Education for All’ At the center, it is our responsibility to develop effective learning frameworks. Technology has greatly enabled this path by providing the best educational support to millions of students and making a great impact for Bharat.
The views expressed above are the author’s own.
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