Teachers are responsible for many tasks like planning and implementing the new things. They are expected to be managers, counsellors, psychologists. First, to make the teaching effective, classroom must be learner- centered and secondly, students and teachers must enter into a partnership with technology to nurture, encourage and support the learning process.
So adopting technology in education creates ideas and sources to make the best learning environment. Technology involves knowledge to grasp and improve the system where knowledge applies. Technology introduce digital learning tools like computers that offer learning material 24 hours and 7 days a week that build skills, increase student participation and motivation and accelerates learning. As we all know that cost of educating the whole population has been increasing, so there is expectation that technology can make education affordable.
Earlier, the classrooms were based on lectures. Now with the involvement of technology in education, the students are more active in their learning. Now the teacher is not the only educator. There are number of softwares like quizzes, test, activities, study questions that can be used for the class curriculum. Students make use of computers to make their presentation and also make use of the internet to carry out research on a variety of topics for their exams. It make them more competitive compared to an individual who has not used technology in schools. Computer learning is being widely used by the teachers. Teachers use computer inside the class rooms to give the assignments to the learners.
Different types of softwares are available in the market today to help those kids who are yet to begin school. Technology has many different effects on education. It enhance the students learning and assist them to achieve good marks. It make the learning more student centered to encourage group learners and increase the interaction between student and learners. Due to technology only, many schools are scoring higher grades. With the help of emails, text messaging, electronic grading systems, electronic books, cell phones, teachers and learners are able to complete their work and tasks easier and faster. It also helps parents to check their children’s grades, assignments and teachers notes through electronic media.
So while adopting technology, we need to remember not to be too much dependent on them and use them in a controlled manner as use of technology can increase productivity in education and utilizing teacher’s time properly. So the most important aspects of technology in education is to find out the opportunity for students. It is a powerful tool to transfer learning. Technology make the learner more active, so that they can generate their own choices.
Technology is the collection of techniques, skills, methods and processes used in the accomplishment of objectives such as scientific investigation, education etc. Education which nowadays involves the use of technology has gotten very advanced then before. Earlier people studied foe the exams with books but now we can study online using technology. This results in education and technology being interrelated. We should welcome the change and start adopting it.