Emerging Technology Trends in Education
In modern world, technology trends are not only playing their role in business or day to day life, but with the passing time, they are start emerging in educational field as well. According to a recent study, use of technology trends has been increased in educational institutes. It is good to acknowledge students about the benefit of technology in their life, but there are some drawbacks too. However, let’s have a look on a few of Emerging Technology Trends in Education.
Benefits of Emerging Technology Trends in Education
Use of Projectors in Classrooms
It is great to have projectors in every classroom for the students. In this way, instructors can explain the lecture in a more effectual way by using different videos; they can make presentations or can use images to clear the concept to students. Moreover, it is also good to allow students to present on projectors by making presentations. In this way, their confidence will be boost as well as make them fluent in communication.
Allow Student to bring laptops with them
It will be a great step to allow students to bring laptops with them. They can use laptop for their notes making as well as can share informative videos with each other. Modern world is a digitized world, so students must know the basics of computer.
Drawbacks of Emerging Technology Trends in Education
Personal Access to Mobiles
According to a recent survey, in 2014 the rate of using mobile devices in the classroom has been increased. Around 70% students have their own personal Smartphone’s and they bring it to School, College and Universities. It is good to have a mobile with you in case of emergency situation, but using it in the classroom while lecture should be banned by the educational institutes. Obviously, students have mobile with them cannot focus on studies. At least, students till college level should not be allowed to bring mobile with them. Educational institutions should take serious action on it.
Internet Availability should be Limited
It is true that availability of internet play a great role in everybody’s life. You can keep yourself updated from latest inventions, current affairs, social media and worldly news with the help of internet. However, everything has two sides, students nowadays not only use internet for study purpose, but it has been recorded that they waste a lot of time on social channels like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube etc. Therefore, educational institutes should take this issue seriously. In educational institutes, internet connectivity should be only in Computer Lab. Moreover, there should be one or two lab assistants that can keep an eye on each and every student that which website they are using, or whether they are using internet for study purpose or just wasting time on it.
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