Teaching is one of the rigorous activities or exercises one can engage in. Teachers are, most of the time, the ones identified with this responsibility; hence today’s article focuses on the impact of edtech tools on education
Research has proven that providing accessible and effective edtech tools in classrooms helps both students and teachers to focus on the task of learning, as the tools help teachers to organise teaching activities such as curricula, which, in turn, facilitates general student engagement in the classroom. This produces better results, as the students tend to do more with the available instructional technological materials.
The world has advanced greatly digitally, up to the expansion of online media usage. The declining cost of mobile technology has further introduced an easily accessible communication factor.
Yes, there may be disadvantages of exposure to technology; we should understand that almost everything that has advantage also has disadvantage.
Edtech and edtech tools
Edtech is the introduction of information technology tools in the classrooms.
The tools are technology-based, including software and hardware, geared towards the promotion and facilitation of education.
Edtech tools are there to make learning easier by creating a more engaging, sustainable, inclusive, and individualised learning experience that will impact every aspect of our future.
The underlining question remains, how do edtech tools promote educational advancement?
Here are some ways edtech is impacting education within the ecosystem.
The introduction of edtech tools has seemingly opened up a totally new course of learning for all learners, irrespective of their age, thereby making learning easily accessible from any location.
The use of edtech tools in learning has helped to foster and increase collaborative learning. For instance, the use of cloud-based apps in computers or gadgets makes it easier for students to connect together online and share their thoughts on classwork and assignments, to bring about amazing results.
Edtech tools have, over time, overturned the original stationed and rigid classroom impression.
Initially, students had to visit a particular location for learning to take place; but today, with the introduction of video lectures, cloud-based apps, and other learning apps, students can now take classes at their own comfortable pace thereby improving learning outcome.
Edtech tools have enabled the teachers to track the learning process of every student, to be able to craft a personalised learning plan for the students, based on their strengths, skills, drive and interests.
They have made teacher-student assessment easier through the introduction of automated grading tools, classroom management tools, etc.
In conclusion, edtech tools have not just improved learning outcomes, but also improved the learning process, making it less tedious, more accessible, interesting and personalised.
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