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Updated by Madiha Jamal on May 15, 2019
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5 ways technology is improving Education

Technology has made a rapid change in the fundamental aspects of the educational landscape, and it has improved the learning outcomes. It seems like technology is the answer for better learning.

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Increasing productivity in schools

Increasing productivity in schools

The significant impact of technology is on the schools. Now the schools run more efficiently and with increased productivity. There is no denying that technology has offered many benefits to schools. In this modern age, many schools are operating as successful small businesses. From increased bandwidth capabilities, secured wireless networks, to administrative and operational software, there are vast opportunities that are helping both teachers and students to harness the power of technology.

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Empowering learning experiences

Empowering learning experiences

In the old days, there had been limited resources for learning; students had no other educational opportunities except within the walls of a school. But now technology has enabled learners to tap resources anywhere in the world, that makes them be active, creative, knowledgeable, and ethical citizens around the globe. Now students can take a course online to excel in a respective subject, can access high-quality online mentoring for better planning for college and careers, and many more. These opportunities are expanding growth possibilities for all students.

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Enhancing analytical thinking with games and simulations

Enhancing analytical thinking with games and simulations

There are many simulations and games that keep students involved actively in a project within a classroom and help them decide and analyze data to solve a challenging problem. For example, in a RoomQuake activity, the whole class turns into a scaled-down simulation of an earthquake, and when the speakers turn on the sounds of a shock, the students can begin to take readings on simulated seismographs at multiple locations in the room, inspect fault line, and stretch twine to find the epicenter.

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High-end I.T options for higher education

High-end I.T options for higher education

The technology has made some positive changes in the higher education system. New technologies like Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and other educational software are creating philosophical shifts in approaches to learning, and remodeling the education system. Furthermore, remote monitoring and management, robust security postures and automating manual tasks are enabling higher education success. Today, High-end I.T innovations have not restricted to commercial enterprise companies; education system also has access to it as well.

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Bridging the tangible and the abstract

Bridging the tangible and the abstract

Learning technologies help students to connect physical and virtual interaction with Interactive three-dimensional imaging software and In Touch projects. Students’ tangible engagement with a physical model is connected to more abstract, conceptual models, supporting students’ growth of understanding. In elementary school, students sketch pictures of mathematical situations by using a pen on a tablet surface with representational tools and freehand sketching that help them to express what they are learning about mathematics. Moreover, with three-dimensional glasses and a stylus, students can work with a wide range of images from the layers of the earth to the human heart. This type of versatile technology is creating transformational learning experiences.