HOW HAS TECHNOLOGY REVOLUTIONIZED EDUCATION?
There is no doubt that the constant advancement of technology has drastically changed every sphere of our lives and the field of education is no different. Students of York University Housing understand that education is a dynamic field which is ever-changing with technology. Here is how technological advancements have revolutionized the face of education.
- Changes in the method of research:
In the earlier days whenever the students wished to study they would spend hours in a library and borrow books. Though this method is still popular but newer and easier methods are now available. In this technological era, the students can and prefer to learn from their iPads, laptops, audio books, ebooks, podcasts and YouTube.
- Dynamics of interaction:
The Internet has changed the way we communicate with each other. Nowadays, you can easily interact with fellow students and professors who are on the other side of the planet. This is usually done through email, skype, Facetime and instant messaging. Pen-pals have now become internet buddies and there is a whole new way of keeping in touch with them.
- Online Teaching:
College lectures are now uploaded online, allowing the students to access the lectures and the content from anywhere across the globe. All that you need is a laptop and a good internet connection. A student could be on vacation and continue to learn.
- E books:
The old textbooks used to be bulky and very tedious to carry around. The new and digital version of books, also called the ebooks lets you download the book straight on to your device.
- Smart Boards:
The black and whiteboards have also become obsolete technologies. Today more and more classrooms and lecture halls have projectors which display the computer screens to quickly and effectively share text, videos and presentations with the students. Some of the smart boards have special pens which are used for drawing on the screen.