The era of learning has reached the modern era. It is no longer about whether we want to integrate technology and education; we want to integrate technology and education. It’s a necessity. In fact, this is a formidable problem and a threat to long-term educational institutions that have remained mostly unchanged for nearly a century. Who could have imagined that the alphabet “E” would forever transform the face of education into education?
Education technology has advanced from basic tools such as measurement, pencil, ruler, paper, calculator to computers, laptops, iPods, tablets, software, and applications. Only technological progress dictates how teachers study, how pupils learn, how schools are structured and the barriers between domestic life and school are broken. Essentially, technology affects the essence of the future of humanity.
Indigenous Digital: A generation dedicated to learning through technology
The emergence and advancement of technology in the world apply to all aspects of life, including how we learn. It seems that the days of “opening the manual, reading the following pages, and answering questions” will mostly be a thing of the past.
With resilient educational institutions and trying to adapt, it is important to consider the learning needs of today’s digital Aboriginal peoples. Digital natives are those born during or after the introduction of digital technology.
This generation is not only used to the technological advances and devices it expects. Therefore, radical measures must be implemented to meet the student’s learning expectations. The key will be to adapt to an uncertain, modern, changing, and dynamic world.
Pivot technology and learning doors
Technological changes will make it enough to generalize, adapt, adopt, adapt and adapt education. Essentially, learning through technology is driving autonomous learning to the forefront.
Today, more than ever, students will have the opportunity to individualize and browse knowledge portals through critical technologies such as the Internet, open sources, virtual learning environments, and mobile learning devices. Open sources include MOOCs and Web 2.0.
Online courses will allow students to be independent and flexible when choosing what they want to learn autonomously. Web 2.0 is simply the new way in which web pages are designed and used. Students will have many options by using open sources across various mobile learning devices.
Virtual learning environments will only improve the learning experience by making it enjoyable and interactive. Students will have a wide range of learning methods to complete tasks and receive feedback. This will make learning more interactive and engaging.
Learn individually and bring your device (BYOD)
This will change the role of the teacher to monitor and provide feedback at an unprecedented level. Of course, technology will help the teacher with many tasks of autonomous learning, projects, presentations, etc. from the student through the use of learning analytics. Learning analysis is the data created to continuously evaluate and guide student learning.
Learning from a student’s perspective
As such, what do children think about technology and learning? How often do we ask for your ideas and opinions? Do we really consider how and what do they want to learn? What they say really matters how we can, as teachers, make decisions? Personally, I think it adds value to the decision table.
My sister-in-law is a professor of eighth-grade social studies at a university. In a conversation with her, she reminded me of the different ways technology integrates into learning. What I found particularly important was her commentary on how students use technology as easily as breathing.
Students are at home with technology
Humanity should learn something new every day. It should be viewed from a window overlooking the horizon line every new day. It seems logical to take a look at learning through the eyes of children.