ROLE OF TECHNOLOGY IN EDUCATION
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