It is true that students are obsessed with their electronic gadgets. What may come as a surprise, though, is the fact that these digital devices may someday replace textbooks.
The children now entering school are fully fledged digital natives. Some researchers found that a seven-year-old has the same understanding of technology as a 43-year-old.
Over five in 10 households now have a tablet, meaning that children are now getting more tech-savvy before they have even started their pre-school. We have all heard about techno-babies who can handle a mobile phone even before they have learnt how to button their shirts.
Educational Applications: The invention of mobile applications has changed the way students used to learn, these educational mobile applications are designed in such a way that both students and parents can take part in the learning process.
Most of the educational applications available in the market do not require internet at all times, these applications will require internet only to download the content and to synchronize the progress of the student to the server.
Use of Animations: The use of audio and video technologies along with interesting animations, make these videos eye-arresting and interesting to students who are not fond of reading but love to watch cartoons and movies.
Some researches also proved that watching an educational video is more helpful than reading a textbook because students can retain the concepts learnt via video for a longer period of time than they have learnt from reading a textbook.
Distance Educations: Students who are not able to visit a school on a regular basis or if someone wants to study from a foreign university and does not want to travel, they can opt for distance education programme. These distance education programs are designed in such a way that whatever is being taught in the classroom will be available online for all the students including for those who have opted for distance education.
E-books: The evolution of e-book has changed the way students used to read. Now students don’t have to carry heavy loads of books. What they can do is simply download the book and start studying, these books are designed in such a way that one can also put virtual bookmarks and can highlight the important topic lines of the chapters. The time students used to spend on searching for books from bookstores can now be saved to do a lot of productive things or to learn new things.
Use of Internet: The use of internet in the field of education is helping a lot, now students can learn anything they want to learn. If they don’t understand something after reading from the textbooks, they can search the web for that specific topic. For example, if someone is studying quantum mechanics and he or she is unable to understand the concepts then they can search for the same on the internet where they will get millions of search results via which they can watch videos of the lessons and can read too.
Digital devices are really reshaping the field of education, it is changing the way students and working professionals are studying. Now people working in offices for long hours can also study using mobile applications, preloaded videos in the memory card, online classes etc.
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