An authored article by Mr Manish Mohta, Managing Director, Learning Spiral
With the advancement of technology, humans have gained more ground in different fields. From finding living proof on Mars to making education more fun & exciting, we are moving forward with every passing day. EdTech is a new term used vigorously in this decade which has been a successful scenario. By collaborating technology with education, scholars find studying more fascinating and are thus excelling in their respective fields.
Here are the 5 ways through which EdTech is helping students improve their skills immensely:
- Detailed Research:
Professors who have been teaching for many years sure know many things about any field. But, the thing about education is that it is changing rapidly. With every discovery or failure, there is something new to learn. In this sector, EdTech helps a lot. Through tech-savvy mediums, students can find advanced researched courses for their fields, relinquishing the thirst for more.
Another aspect of this factor is the access to Collaborative Learning. The availability of resources for different topics online allows students & teachers to interact with each other. This is possible by using various tools and software present online. People can chat or leave notes on particular topics or sentences regarding their queries or solutions to those queries, hence making online learning cooperative.
- Lack of Spatial Barriers:
The arrival of the Coronavirus proved that our education sector is lacking in many factors. Confined within four walls, online classes took charge, removing spatial barriers. Students were attending seminars and classes from their couches without spending time on unnecessary etiquette. Submitting assignments and grading systems also improved because of the fast pace of the EdTech industry. This allowed students to experiment with their projects in many different methods making things interesting.
- Vast Curriculum:
EdTech allows students the freedom of flipping the classroom decorum in their style. Unlike the usual technique of learning first and discussing later, students often research their chapters from different sources online. After which, they could have a collaborative discussion regarding a particular topic with teachers and classmates. This allows students to learn more than what’s printed in their books, gaining deep knowledge in their suited style. Along with this, the culture of turning studies into what people call, gamification is also prevalent. Turning questionnaires into games allows chapters to be more interesting, thus turning studies fun and appealing.
- Digital Models & Explanations:
EdTech presents explanations for topics with varying examples and models. With audio-visual presentations of chapters, anyone can grasp tough topics with ease. It is also very convenient for teachers as many sectors are difficult to explain without visual representation. Artificial Intelligence is incorporated into most of the modules being used in schools and colleges as part of digital learning. The presence of AI in EdTech makes comprehensive learning simpler.
- Tools & Features:
Although offline classes provide the guidance of teachers in case a student gets stuck somewhere, online has more perks. With the presence of many tools and features, learning gets more efficient, thus improving skills profoundly. Translatory tools, grammar checkers, readability checkers, and more are some of the available AI features anyone can use. For different sectors, different features are available for scholars to take advantage of while studying.