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5 ways education technology is boosting active learning strategies!

The headway growth in technology has brought symbolic changes in the practical execution of many fields. One of the most significant changes has been witnessed in the education sphere, where not only students have got dependent on technology, but teachers are also constantly making use of scientific developments to instruct things in an easier way. […]

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The headway growth in technology has brought symbolic changes in the practical execution of many fields. One of the most significant changes has been witnessed in the education sphere, where not only students have got dependent on technology, but teachers are also constantly making use of scientific developments to instruct things in an easier way. It is certainly because of this evolution that technology in education has become a medium to actively learn from. Further, these methodologies have got penetration in almost every sector and level of education, which is why students of all academic stages are experiencing this progressive change.  To unveil the names of the educational technologies, which are currently reigning its command in the education world, a list few major transforming measures have been mentioned below:

1.       Smart class system

One of the most common phenomena that are being practised in schools around the world, which boosts the active learning atmosphere, is the use of smart boards. From the kindergarten to the senior secondary sections, this system has got implanted in every school and college of the world, which engages the students to learn and grasp in a better way. In addition to the multimedia tools being embedded in the smart class, the teachers themselves have also started to make use of active learning strategies to engage students in a more affirmed way. This includes the use of right body language, influential techniques to withhold the attention of students and interactive sessions to raise the interest of students.

2.       Student-teacher apps

The internet-based applications used by the teachers to stay connected with the students have grown considerably. Almost every educational institution has introduced these apps, which helps the teacher to communicate urgent and important notifications to the students as well as the parents in a much convenient manner. The execution of these technological tools has further enhanced the ease in the flow of communication, which enables the teachers to send snapshots of the classwork to the parents. It is done to ensure the repetition of the classwork in a much detailed way, thus enabling the students to understand the lessons in concern.

3.       Virtual reality experience

Giving real-time experience to students, while sitting in the classrooms only, has become one of the major accomplishments of education technology. This along with introducing the students to the active processes in a virtual way, these tools facilitate the guiding mechanism of teachers. It additionally, allows them to make students master the art of learning in a much practical way. Moreover, the detailing of information that can be acquired through technological measures, is way intense as compared to what a teacher can convey orally in a class.

4.       Custom learning experiences

Now, one of the most dominant features of education technologies, is that it aids the teacher to provide customized lessons to students, as per their learning needs. These customizations are possible with the help of various technological tools, which ease out the dissemination process of learning. Further, with the technical assistance, the acquisition of knowledge becomes comparatively smooth for the students. Additionally, customized learning has proven to be highly helpful for the students with less comprehension power, as the learning strategies help the teachers to simplify and present the facts much in congruence with the grasping abilities of the respective students.

5.       3D printing

It is one of the active learning strategies that are more appropriately used with higher-level students, who hold much expertise in the use of computers. The practice of 3D printing can help students to visualize their imagination and give it the perfect shape, by just drawing the same thing on the computer. Also, it is highly fruitful for the instructors, as teachers can explain the idea of the topic or the intrinsic concepts by drawing the picture on the computer and taking a print out in the form of prototype or models.

Moreover, these developments are not limited, they keep on expanding, therefore more positive improvement can be seen in the exhibition and adaptation process of teachers and students, respectively.  

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