The Role of Technology in Education

Technology has now become the breathing of our modern society. It has touched every step of our modern life. Without technology the existence of the society cannot be imagined. Then what is ‘Technology’? Technology is the use of scientific knowledge through which the quality of human life can be changed or improved with the application of new products. This scientific knowledge is largely used to invent machines or devices which make human life more comfortable. According to a great educationalist Samuel Collins, “Technology is neither good nor bad, nor even neutral. Technology is one part of the complex of relationships that people form with each other and the world around them; it simply cannot be understood outside of that concept.” At present it has played a vital role in education also.
Once education was face-to-face interaction between teacher and student. Then without teachers and blackboard education was impossible. Now, the definition of education has greatly changed with the application of technology. With the passage of time technology has become the backbone from classroom education to online education. Computers, televisions, internet etc are largely used in education. In every classroom computer has become an essential part to teachers and students. Teachers use videos, multimedia tools, DVDs and CD-ROMs for their teaching. These entire web based tools help students to interact with the subject matters.,,
Now, education does not mean the classroom teaching. With the use of internet online education or distance education has become very popular. These types of education help many people to learn together from different locations thereby saves time, money and gathering. Many TV channels broadcast educational programs or quiz competitions that help students in their educations. Video conferencing facilities help both teachers and students face-to-face interactions. Technology also helps in group learning. Technology helps in lowering training costs and thereby increases productivity. According to a great researcher Keith Krueger, “It is important to remember that educational software, like textbooks, is only one tool in the learning process. Neither can be a substitute for well-trained teachers, leadership, and parental involvement.”,,
In any classroom teachers use projectors, smart boards, computers and students use special pens and pencils with large grips. Use of all of these helps students to concentrate their attention in their educations. Technology is also helpful for pedagogy-based learning. With the advance of technology many courses like Information Technology, IT and Business Strategy, Mobile Application Development, Introduction to Optical Fiber Communications etc. have come up and all these courses have opened the new door of employment. The development of technology helps students’ of all ages in their learning process as they take the benefits of technology. Use of Technology in thе classroom helps students a lot to adsorb the material. Now, Technology hаѕ bесоmе a great раrt оf mаnу curriculums. Educational video games and systems help young children to prepare them fоr school аnd sometimes take a part of head start on their education.
Lastly, we can say that in the field of education technology can be used as a very powerful tool. From lower level classes to higher education technology has stretched its hands in all sectors and thereby brings a revolution in the education system. It is expected that with the development of technology, education system will reach in a new era. Technology also helps in expanding education related business.

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