Technology is now a major part of people’s daily lives, especially for younger generations, who have it that way for all their lives. Despite what naysayers claim, it isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
Children grow up more tech-savvy due to being taught how to interact with and use technology earlier in their lives. This means that they’re well-equipped to handle the world’s increasing demand for digital literacy.
Technology has made educational aids more accessible, and even connecting economics tuition and educators to students. Online news articles, digital encyclopedias, and other educational aids have helped open the learning experience; unlike past generations, students now aren’t limited by what’s in stock at their local library.
This means that, while it’s important for parents to keep an eye on their kids’ screen time, it’s also a chance for them to leverage their kids’ love of screens to find ways to engage with educational material.
Educational games and simulations
Activities online are available for every subject, with interactive games providing aid to literacy, math, music, and economics tuition lessons, while simulations like virtual labs and atlases are useful for providing science and geography lessons without having to deal with the hassle of travel.
The same learning strategies, used day after day, can get boring for students which, in turn, leads to disengagement. Technology provides tools that can break the monotony and make learning in the classroom enjoyable once more.
Online tutoring and lessons
Tutors can now easily reach students using technology. These online sessions are more convenient and cheaper to handle, for both sides, compared to in-person lessons. Videos and the like allow for tutors to talk to students in real-time, even if they’re separated by miles upon miles of distance.
Diagrams and images can be used by tutors to provide education to students, who can then, in turn, get feedback immediately.
The thing is, there was a common misconception that online learning and tutoring isn’t as good as in-person education. But with the COVID-19 forcing people to stay at home, and students having nothing but online education to turn to most of the time, people have had time to see its usefulness.