- White Board and Projectors
Earlier we used to have white boards and black boards, now most of the teachers are using projectors and slide shows to teach students. The presentations might have audio, video, and images to explain the difficult concepts to students in one go.
- Computers and Tabs
Many students enter in class with laptops and tabs and there are many books that can be read as Ebooks. Although there has been a lot of discussion in top universities such as Harvard, that bringing the laptop in the classes might distract students from concentrating on lectures.
- Books are becoming obsolete
As more and more students are using tech resources, the concept of books is becoming obsolete. As many schools and colleges are allowing the students to record the lecture students are no more interested in taking important notes in a book rather they are typing it on their mobile devices or tabs.
- Online Communication
Earlier most of the students used to submit a hand written homework, now they just email home work to the teacher or professor. Class course, syllabus, test plans and tutorials, everything can be emailed to students by teachers.
- Increased accessibility of information
Earlier there were limited sources of information, now a lot of resources are there for students. From plenty of e-books to different websites, a lot of information is easily accessible. If talk about school students, earlier they only used to have books from their school library or school course work books. Now the resources are almost unlimited.
- Tremendous improvement in Research
There has been so much work done in research after we have advanced in technology, that it would be almost impossible to describe that in words. From working on high-level maths equation to work on drug research, the contribution of technology is almost impossible to ignore in advancing the research.
- Online Education
In recent times, there has been an advent increase in the number of online education portals. Khan Academy and Coursera are very good educational platforms of this kind. Basically, anyone can learn anything from anywhere in the world with the help of internet.
- Educational Mobile Apps
There are many education apps present these days which can help students in their coursework. From Maths tutorial to Programming, there are many topics on which help is available in the form of educational apps.
The use of multimedia has increased in terms of audio and video presentations. Many subjects are taught with the help three-dimensional animations and far more explanatory than earlier times.
- Increased Interaction
The interaction between teachers and students whether in terms of face to face communication or Emails has eventually increased. Now the education is more of a two-way collaborative process rather than the one directional communication in earlier times.
Article by Prateeksha.