Technology, indeed, proves to be a helpful medium for facilitating better learning, but only until it isn’t used to replace the traditional, teacher-to-student interaction and classroom learning. It is only by combining it with the conventional one-to-all teaching approach that technology can drastically affect the education system and the society in several positive ways.
This digitization has not only helped students with their homework and research, but has also lent a useful hand in making teaching an easy job for teachers. Different problems, that bedeviled the teachers and the education system in the past, now seem to have vanished with technology being used for giving lessons.
One of the most noteworthy impacts of technology on the world of teaching has been the ability to teach virtually from any distant location in the world. This necessarily means that the students from impecunious communities or the ones with certain disabilities, having access to computers, can get a chance to gain education without leaving the confines of their places. Teachers can now post the assignments and study material online and enable students to have access to easy education, regardless of their physical location.
Equipped with better technology, teachers can now easily stimulate young minds by making the process of learning more fun and interesting. Technology acts as just another important and equally useful tool in the toolbox of a teacher. New innovations such as presentations, audio-visual lessons, smart classes, and, above all, the internet, play a major role in relieving a lot of stress from the teachers’ shoulders. With a bit of creativity and a proper set of skills, teachers can make use of this pool of innovative technologies and guide students towards a better future.
Eliminated Heavy Paper Work
The installation of millions of dollars’ worth computer systems in schools and colleges has made it easy for the teachers to part with the hassles of heavy paperwork. During the pre-technology era, teachers needed to file the students’ data, assessment reports, individual grades, and examination scores manually. One can only imagine the degree of stress an educator had to undergo for performing such tasks. However, with the installation of computer and the advent of the internet, things have turned in the favor of the teachers. The huge technology infrastructure in schools and colleges is now connected to a central mainframe server, which holds the record of every student, their assessments, individual scores and every other detail. All teachers need to do is to upload the information virtually in real time, and produce the required reports in a hassle-free manner and that too, without going through stressful and time consuming work.
Facilitated Better Communication
The increased scope and usage of the internet has made it fairly easy for the teachers to stay in touch with the students. The instantaneous exchange of information and ideas presents great benefits for both the teachers as well as students. The technological marvels like social media platforms, blogs, forums, and discussion boards have helped the teaching community to stay in touch with the students and keep them informed on matters related to homework, assignments and test dates as well as PTA meetings and upcoming events.
Skilled, experienced and gifted teachers, who hold an inexpressible passion for their area of work, can easily spot the beneficial impact of technology on their profession as well as on the student community. Though it has made a huge impact on the modern-day world of education, technology will always remain an accessory for teachers to motivate and stimulate the students. When it comes to considering the notion that technology will replace teachers in the future, it would be more of a crystal ball gazing thing, which certainly cannot be relied upon