Why Technology In Education
Technology has been proven to have a positive effect on student learning and understanding. This is mainly because technology goes beyond teaching; Multimedia tools motivates and encourages students to have more control over their own learning techniques because they get to interpret data and communicate it’s findings in their own way. Multimedia tools are very diverse, cost much less and are more accessible therefore making technology more convenient to students and teachers.
When you create a technology driven classroom environment, students play a more active role and acquire skills like collaborative learning, critical thinking and problem solving. Therefore leading students to dominate the classroom rather than having a traditional teacher dominated classroom which will motivate them to play more active roles in the future as young adults.
Most importantly, Technology changes the way teachers teach. The classroom becomes a more collaborative environment also enhances teachers’ skills that are fundamental in order to reach different learning styles.
Technology and Education go hand in hand especially when teaching at-risk and special needs students because of many aspects: Technology is never judgmental and is always motivational, gives frequent and immediate feedback and most importantly creates a multi-sensory learning environment.