There is no doubt that technology has become heavily integrated into our everyday lives. There is almost no escaping it. We rely on our cellphones and laptops for everything whether it be finding a recipe for dinner or researching the hottest stocks.
Education has also been heavily influenced by the integration of technology as it is fast becoming the only way to reach students. In addition to the use and promotion of several LMS, there have been several other tech advancements that have forever changed the face of education. The top 5 of these tech advancements include:
Not everyone has the schedule that fits into the traditional university setting. For years, those that were unable to obtain a college degree through traditional means were simply left to do without. However, since the start of online degree programs, thousands have been able to pursue the degrees they want on their own time, affording them the opportunity to pursue more financially stable degrees.
Free Online Resources
Access to education online has by far been the biggest advancement in education. Like never before, students are able to access any type of information about any subject matter they choose. Khan Academy, YouTube, and numerous others forums have bettered the learning experience and allowed student access to resources necessary to supplement their own education.
As we continue to build upon our technological age, the use of the internet and different gadgets in the classroom will only become more and more prevalent. The classrooms that survive and thrive will be those that aren’t afraid to push the envelope and integrate current technologies into their curriculum.
Technology enthusiasts have long heralded the power of technology—from the printing press, to blackboards, to the laptop—to transform education. With the rapid expansion of information communication technologies around the globe, there is a high level of interest in harnessing modern technology to...