Technology in Education
The Transformation of ideologies from “Nice-to-have” to “Must-have” technology in education.
However, to a certain extent, these boards started losing their efficacy and here’s why:
The Evolution of Learning Management System and its need in present day-
As we evolved at the pace of the evolution of Technology, Learning Management Systems suddenly found their place in the US, and then within a matter of time other countries picked it up as well.
These LMS platforms gained much traction with their key feature being: Study anytime, anywhere with live interactive sessions, assignments and quizzes online. The sum total of the power of a Learning Management System with that of the internet made the fundamental value system of eLearning or education technology happen.
LMS also came with its own drawbacks such as the lack of simplicity in usage and too many features to configure. However, a “One-size-fits-one” approach of catering to the individual needs of each educational institution and what they deal with i.e., School Education, Higher Education, Centres for Competitive exam training etc, solved this.
The Pandemic and its major influence on the usage of Technology in Education.
The Pandemic has taught us a lot of things in many ways and most of us chose individual aspects of it, making it the “New Normal” in terms of adapting to a routine as a mode of fighting back.
The Use of Podcasts to learn on the go-
When the Pandemic hit the nation, as mentioned earlier, most schools switched towards learning through Zoom calls, with lesser interaction and the need for consumption of more content at once.
Effective use of Digital Content and Technology by Teachers.
Technology and digital content should support and empower the teacher to deliver effective sessions in his or her own inimitable style.
Our education systems, particularly school education systems have always been too well organised and less predictable. The education systems were driven by Curriculum frameworks, National Education standards and clearly defined learning outcomes etc.