The views on the probability of technology changing the face of education has been quite quiet hazy in the past but it seems to be a real possibility these days. Sure, there are many cynics who feel that technology is changing education for the worse. The reason for this is the many risk factors that come with technology. From pornography to misinformation on the internet, many reasons are posed as a shortcomings as technology. In fact, many educational professionals also believe that the lack of organized information improper framework on the internet and other forms of technology may promote haphazard learning.
The fact, however, remains the same; the inclusion of technology in education is inevitable and using the right measures of control and filtering, it is indeed possible to make this work for the better. In fact, the benefits of technology in education are already more than obvious with many schools and universities making the most of technology to impart better education. Sadly, this is where most people’s understanding of the role of technology in education comes to break down. Technology can do much more than place a few monitors and digital projectors in class room.
Technology has a much larger role to play in the future of education. Glimpses of this are already visible with all the new apps and advancements in the market. Students are taking on hands on role using technology for education rather than just being passive observers to the wonders of technology. And this is where all the optimism comes from. The current path being followed is signs of better things to come and it also shoots down any fear or speculation of the younger generation being slave to technology.
While the future looks bright, the present isn’t bad either. We already have technologies to cut out a lot of time and also reduce the impact of geographical boundaries. Many restrictions that would hamper the educational process earlier are not being lifted thanks to a helping hand from technology.
There are still many barriers that keep millions of children in the world get the kind of education they deserve. Though technology has played a major role in diminishing most boundaries, it may still not be affordable to all. This is one major scope for improvement in terms of using technology for education. It’s not like they’re not trying though. Technology is much more affordable today than it was a decade ago and the trend continues for the better. It is not long before technology will help education cross geographical, social, economic as well as cultural boundaries to make a for better informed world. Education has the true power to change the world and technology can go hand in hand in achieving the same.