The era of modern learning has come. The question is no longer whether we want to integrate technology and education; it’s a necessity. Reality is a huge problem and a threat to long-established educational institutions, which have largely remained unchanged for almost a century. Who would have thought that the letter “E” in the alphabet would forever change the face of e-education?
Technology in education has evolved from basic tools such as counting, pencil, ruler, paper and calculator into computers, laptops, iPads, tablets, software and apps. Advances in technology alone stimulate the way teachers teach, how students learn, how schools are organized, and break down barriers between school and family life. In fact, technology influences the very essence of the future of humanity.
Digital Aboriginal people: a generation dedicated to learning through technology
The importance and growth of technology in the world concerns all aspects of life, including how we learn. It seems that the times when they “opened the manual, read the following pages and answered questions” will be a thing of the past.
As schools resist and struggle to adapt, it is important to take into account the needs of modern digital Aboriginal people in their education. Digital Aborigines are people born during or after the advent and introduction of digital technologies.
This generation is not just used to the technological advances and devices they expect. Resolute measures must therefore be taken to meet the student’s learning expectations. The key will be to adapt to an uncertain, modern, volatile and dynamic global world.
Critical technologies and training portals
Advances in technology make education accessible to all, adapted, individualized and highly adaptive. In fact, technology training focuses on independent learning.
More than ever, students have the opportunity to individualize and navigate knowledge portals using critical technologies such as the Internet, open sources, virtual learning environments, and mobile learning devices. Open sources include MOOC and Web 2.0.
Massive open online courses give students autonomy and flexibility to choose what they want to learn. Web 2.0 is just a way to design and use new web pages. Students will have many options for using open sources through a variety of mobile learning devices.
The virtual learning environment will only improve the learning process, making it fun and interactive. Students have a wide range of teaching resources to do homework and get feedback. In this way, learning will be more interactive and engaging.
Individual learning and using your own device (BYOD)
The role of the teacher will change to provide feedback and give feedback at an unprecedented level. This technology, of course, will also help the teacher with a variety of independent learning tasks, projects, presentations, etc. student with the help of Learning Analytics. Learning Analytics is a data set designed to continuously evaluate and accurately manage student learning.
Digital Aborigines choose their own devices to learn from the world of cloud computing and the Internet. They live in the online world of digital information literacy. Their reality includes learning through educational games and virtual learning platforms. They live in a world where the physical and the virtual merge together.
Learning with technology from a student’s perspective
So what do kids think about technology and learning? How often do we really ask for their opinion and opinion? Do we really think how and what they want to learn? Should what they say really matter for how we teachers make decisions? I personally believe that they add value to table solutions.
My sister-in-law works as a social science teacher in the eighth grade of high school. In a conversation with her, she told me about different ways to use technology in learning. What I found particularly interesting was his comment about how students use technology as easily as breathing.
She explained to me that now only students are waiting for it, but they demand it. She went on to tell me that it was necessary and that it was very pleasant to learn. As an educator, I firmly believe that learning should be continuous, exciting, exciting, curious and continuous.
Students are completely at ease with technology
Humanity must learn something new every day. It should be seen from the window, which overlooks the horizon of each new day. It makes sense to look at learning through the eyes of children.
I often think about how my 7-year-old niece sees the world and how I learn something new every day through her eyes. Like Digital Natives, she wears an iPad and regularly shares videos, cartoons, games, songs, etc. with me. I can literally say that I am studying what a 7-year-old is learning.
Wow, this idea seems to have impressed me. What she has learned through technology can be described as amazing. The ease, comfort and curiosity that encourage her to learn on her own, without forcing her parents or teachers “because it should,” is truly remarkable.
Learning with technology: the need
Never in the history of our world has technology education been assured of creating a better world society in which everyone has the opportunity and accessibility to read and writing.
As mentioned above, “A Student’s View on Learning Through Technology” is a six-part series dedicated to technology and students learning through technology, students and iPads, gaming learning, and virtual learning. Follow the news on next week’s technology-based blog.