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Benefits of Technology in Education

Posted on Apr 19, 2015 in Edu

Technology has played a key role in the way we communicate in our daily routine or in terms of the equipment we use. It plays a vital role in every aspect of life, and education is no exception. The advancing technology has had a significant impact on the educational scene. Here are some of the benefits of technology in education.

Easy access to information

A good reason to try to change the way young people assimilate information  is that technology accompanies us everywhere. In many European countries and in the USA there have been successfully implemented thousands of projects in schools. Interactive classes which aim to facilitate access to information and training, have significantly improved not only the relationship between students and teacher but also the relationships between parents and students, and the manner in which the student assimilates the information. With the help of technology, information can be more easily stored; digital libraries do not require a physical space and students and even teachers in different parts of the world can access the same source of documentation at the same time.

Increased interest for learning

When it comes to the benefits of technology in education, an important aspect to keep in mind is that technology has truly revolutionized education. For example, computers offer audio-visual interactive programs; PowerPoint presentations and other programs can be used to present the information in an interactive way. With the help of audio-visual effects, this method of learning attracts more interest in learning from students.
Students can use more effective tools for education than pen and paper. Besides, it is also easier to have a laptop with you, as a student, than to carry a lot of books, manuals, notebooks, paper and more.

Teamwork

To encourage collaboration between students, many programs contain themes that require teamwork. In this way students learn to work with each other. The first and most important advantage of teamwork is that it increases productivity. Each person uses its own talent and skills to ensure quality results. The more members in a team, the more resources available. Projects are easier to achieve in a team than individually. If one or more members are not available one day, others can take over their duties and so the project will not be slowed down.

Students are more independent

To fully enjoy the benefits of technology in education some changes must be made. One of the biggest challenge was to change the traditional model of education with a model in which the student is in the spotlight. With the help of computers, students are encouraged to document, investigate and demonstrate their own assumptions, to deepen themes, and therefore they acquire general knowledge and noncommercial analytical skills .