Technology is ubiquitous and is entwined in every aspect of modern lifestyle and culture. The digital revolution that is taking the world by storm has started making an ingress into the domain of education. It is fast changing the way children learn and as a result, technology is deemed to change the face of education for better, perhaps, making it more affordable and accessible. With mobile and other wireless technology devices like the IoT becoming increasingly used by the masses, it only makes sense that schools and educational systems make effective use of it by deploying technology in the classroom. Indeed, the flexible and non-intrusive nature of today’s technology is making learning more captivating for the budding generation.
However, initially, it might appear to be quite a difficult strategy to navigate through, as conventional educators are on the fence hesitating to incorporate modern technology and gadgets into education, thinking of it as a distraction rather than seeing it as a strategic learning tool. There have also been skeptical debates about weighing the benefits and challenges of adopting technology in education. It is definitely worth delving deeper into the facts about the benefits of using technology in classrooms so that one can get a clear picture of how, when, and where it can be used to its best advantage.
Despite all the contemplations, there is, in fact, a dire need for the schools today to start adopting the modern trends in education by implementing cutting-edge technology into the learning process and thus creating an engaging and conducive learning environment for students to learn and grow. In that direction, K.R. Mangalam School, one of the notable educational institutions in the country, has taken a step forward towards embracing technology into education. With modern infrastructure facilities infused with the latest of technology, K.R. Mangalam School has significantly augmented its pedagogy with technologically improved teaching methods so as to provide a better learning experience for students.
Increased Student Engagement:
With the use of technology in education, children can become more interested in learning. Since children, nowadays, are pretty familiar with the use of technological devices, using them in education would indeed significantly serve to surge their interest and increase their engagement levels. Integrating technology into education allows students to have an interactive learning experience, making them stay more engaged to the subject without much distraction. The use of projectors, computers, and other innovative technological gadgets in the classrooms can make students have an interesting and enjoyable learning session.
K.R. Mangalam School effectively uses digital technology with audio-visual animation to add spice to interactive learning so that it increases student engagement and facilitates better absorption of concepts.
Providing Access to Resources:
Effective use of technology in the school environment is bound to create more and more educational opportunities. A broad scope of online resources and journals related to the study topics are now at the disposal of the students through their computers and portable gadgets so that they can gain additional knowledge for their coursework. Moreover, digital platforms provide students with a consistent and good quality content anywhere, anytime right from their desktop. Apart from the knowledge resources, technology in education enables students to connect with academic experts from anywhere in the world to handle their questions. With the modern technological advancements, it is possible for students to access the most up-to-date information in a much easier and quicker manner than ever before.
Enhanced Teaching Methodology:
The traditional passive learning model is now broken and with the advent of technology, it has become possible for the educators to connect with students in different yet better learning styles. Combining modern technology with traditional classroom instructions is swiftly becoming the trend. Integrating technology into the classroom is already being done through audio-visual sessions, images, and learner videos, which benefit teachers in easily demonstrating various difficult concepts in simple, understandable way to students. Particularly, in science classes, technology is a godsend. Be that as it may, now, the use of technology has made an ingress into other subjects such as Social Sciences and English as well. Digitalized classrooms with computers, projectors, and smart digital whiteboards are becoming the most widely adopted teaching methodology, which not only enhances productivity and performance but also supports both teaching and learning processes.
At K.R. Mangalam School, our pedagogy is integrated with digital tools for effective teaching, communication, and evaluation. With our digital classrooms, we facilitate innovative teaching with technology-enabled education, thereby enabling the students to become well-informed and tech-savvy at the same time.
Engaging Learning Experience:
The use of technology in classrooms helps create an ideal learning environment for students to understand concepts better and in a crisp and clear fashion. We, at the K.R. Mangalam School, have adopted adaptive practice sessions by leveraging technology to meet the specific needs of the students, which, in turn, also helps to assess their strengths and weaknesses of each particular subject or study topic. We use technology in education to remove all the educational boundaries, allowing students and teachers to collaborate in real time and learn beyond time and space. Indeed, technology-based classrooms give students a different kind of set up, helping them learn complex subjects in a simple way. We are hopeful that such a concentrated and intense learning experience will give a new dimension to their learning and help them make headway to progress in their academics.
K.R. Mangalam strives to educate and inspire students towards achievement, and for this, making use of technology in education is an important element in improving students’ learning experience and performance considerably.
Above all, technology is not a panacea, but it certainly holds some excellent opportunities to improve the standards of education. In today’s scenario, it has become a necessity for educators to harness the benefits of modern digital technologies to stay ahead of the curve and perform efficaciously in the modern era.
No doubt, education in India is heading for a major transformation as we transition from conventional to a digitalized learning environment. For this, access to the right technology and an efficient IT infrastructure is a must, through which we can have our education system touch global standards.