Students can learn anything they want
In times before the advent of technology, students had no choice in front of them. They had to join courses in a particular college to acquire knowledge and degrees. But today, technology has made it possible for anyone to learn anything he desires for free or by paying a small fee. An individual need not join an institution and attend classes physically to receive education as this can be done with the help of a computing device and fast speed internet at his home. From programming to accounting and from math to various languages, anyone can hope to learn anything and connect with tutors online these days.
Creative use of social media
Social media is considered to be a platform to interact with friends. But it is being used by teachers to engage with their students in a very creative manner. Every class can have a group on Facebook or Twitter where they can share and interact to increase their learning of various concepts. Teachers can make important announcements using this group and also give away assignments. In fact, students can also complete and submit their assignments using internet and social media platform.
Adverse impact of technology in education
Technology has brought about a silent revolution in education with both students as well as teachers benefitting from the use of technology in a big way. However, there are some experts who feel that learning experiences of students using computing devices outside their school are radically different from what students get in physical classroom environment. They also point out to the fact that cheating by students using internet and their mobile devices has increased because of use of technology in education. It has become very easy for students to cheat in their exams using modern technology. However, by using unethical and unfair means, these students are only harming themselves rather than posing any risk to the system of modern education.
Advantages of technology in education far outweigh its disadvantages. This is why technology is being embraced and welcomed by educational institutions all over the world.