ROLE OF TECH­NOL­OGY IN ED­U­CA­TION

Sun.Star Pampanga - - PERSPECTIVE! - ARNEL N. CELIS

In this rapidly chang­ing world, ed­u­ca­tion too can­not es­cape the im­pact of tech­nol­ogy. The pres­ence of In­ter­net it­self has rev­o­lu­tion­ized the process through which we ac­cess and dis­sem­i­nate in­for­ma­tion. It has cre­ated a global plat­form for the stu­dents. The process of assess­ment has be­come ef­fi­cient. Stu­dents can now take online tests. The in­ter­ac­tion be­tween stu­dents and teach­ers has im­proved.

The most im­por­tant fac­tor is that there is an in­stant ac­cess to in­for­ma­tion and e-books. Highly qual­i­fied fac­ulty, who are ded­i­cated and al­ways ea­ger to up­date their knowl­edge; know­ing the lat­est tech­nol­ogy to help in teach­ing. And above all im­part­ing val­ues of life to the stu­dents. Should be headed by a well-ex­pe­ri­enced prin­ci­pal, who should be open minded to bring in the re­quired changes in the school. Man­age­ment should hire well-trained and hard­work­ing of­fice-staff and Grade IV em­ploy­ees for of­fi­cial work, main­te­nance and clean­li­ness of the school. Am­bi­ence should be en­vi­ron­men­tal friendly.

Stu­dents should be guided and en­cour­aged to par­tic­i­pate in com­pe­ti­tions and ex­tracur­ric­u­lar ac­tiv­i­ties so that later in life they can face any chal­lenges that can come in their way. Al­though ed­u­ca­tion leads to tech­nol­ogy im­prove­ment, but the im­ple­men­ta­tion of tech­nol­ogy for im­prove­ment of ed­u­ca­tion de­liv­ery has been in a sorry state till now. Most of the ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tutes are still us­ing age-old meth­ods, even in this dig­i­tal age. Ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tu­tions need to adopt mo­bile app so­lu­tions not just to look smart but to ac­tu­ally act smart. Mo­bile apps lead to bet­ter, cheaper and faster com­mu­ni­ca­tion and trans­ac­tion en­able­ment. Mo­bile apps en­able cus­tom­ized and per­son­al­ized learn­ing, con­tent de­liv­ery, assess­ment and feed­back, im­prov­ing qual­ity of learn­ing, etc.

--oOo— The au­thor is Teacher III at Mauaque High School, Di­vi­sion of Ma­bal­a­cat City

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