Technology has changed the form of teaching and learning. It has brought with it a new phase of digital learning. Here are some of the ways teachers and students can use technology to enhance learning:
- Making students enjoy learning
It’s different to teach a student something and to let him or her practice it. When teaching in class, students will memorize what the teacher says. However, with technology, students practice what they learn. Doing something hands on is more effective than reading it from a book.
- Effective assessment
The best thing as a teacher is to get feedback on how students understand what you teach them. If you don’t have feedback from them, it can be hard to change your model of teaching or to come up with a way of making them understand better.
However, technology has solved this challenge because it’s now easy to collect information about the progress of the students, their assignments scores, the time they take to finish an assignment and many others, this makes teachers updated and came up with effective teaching methods.
- Improving communication
If students don’t have an effective communication channel, they can’t share ideas and hence can’t improve as required. In the modern world, it has become easy for students to communicate and share ideas. They can do this in a real classroom or a virtual one, where students from different parts of the world can connect and share ideas.
Blogging is a new way of sharing information to the public. The good thing is it’s easy to set up a blog on WordPress or blogger and start blogging. As a teacher, blogging is an excellent tool for students to express themselves through writing. Thus, teachers need to teach students how to set up blogs, how to have their domain name, and how to get traffic to their blogs.
The more students blog, the more they become confident in the area of their interest since blogging is about researching on content to write.
- Performing research
In the early days, a professor will ask you to research a particular topic; you could have to visit the library severally to read a couple of books and come up with a good research paper. In the end, you couldn’t have all the information on your need.
However, these are now outdated because you don’t even have to leave your house to go to the library. Once you have a computer and an internet connection, you have most of what it takes.
A school should embrace technology to get most of its benefits. Using it has more advantages than disadvantages. Those are some of the use of technology to enhance learning.