With the advancement of technology over the past few years, we have seen a major change in the education sector. The way children are taught and the way the children are interacting with the teachers has changed a lot with the advancement of technology.  Distance education has totally changed now; online classes bridge the gap between distance education and regular classes. Lots of mobile applications, blogs and websites are helping a lot to provide free education to everyone and to every corner of the earth.

Instant access to lots of information

Information is just a few clicks away from us; people can get any kind of information within a short span of time from anywhere and at any time. Suppose you need to study Pythagorean Theorem just type these words in a search engine and it’s all yours.

Efficient Assessment

Now, most of the institutes have digitized their assessment process. Students now take the test anytime and from anywhere, and the result will be declared immediately just after the completion of the examination. Students taking distance course can give exams at their own place.

Use of Artificial Intelligence

It has been observed that grading takes a lot of time, that could be used in preparing study materials, interacting with students or for personal development. While artificial Intelligence will not be able to replace human grading system completely. But it is possible to automate grading for multiple choice questions and for fill in the blanks questions. Use of artificial intelligence in grading system will also help the test takers and the mentors to know about the progress of a particular student. Some artificial intelligence programs are designed in such a way that it also gives recommendations on the weak areas of the student and what are the chapters or subtopics of the chapters the student need to study to master that subject or chapter.

E- Study Materials

Now students can visit online libraries, and they can read any book from there. There is no need to physically browse a book, just by typing the name of the book, it will show you it’s availability and if it is available, then you can read it instantly without waiting.

Multimedia in Education

Use of animations, images, audios and videos helped transforming method of learning to change it into a new and effective way of learning, and students enjoy learning from videos as it is fun, engaging and entertaining for them. Topics like Organic Chemistry, Calculus are very difficult to understand, studying these topics using videos helps you to understand easily.

Augmented Reality in Education

Integrating augmented reality in education will help students to understand the topics in a very detailed manner. Students can access the models of various organs of human body parts in their own device via augmented reality app. Physical models, prototypes and posters are very much expensive, some schools don’t have enough money to buy all these things at the same time. These learning materials become old and get misplaced overtime. With augmented reality, schools don’t have to invest more money for buying physical materials.

A boon to students with special needs

Students with special needs do not respond to the traditional classroom environment, lots of mobile applications have come up in the market to initiate such students into the mainstream. Students who can’t go school regularly can now study at their own place.

Pros

With the help of online education, a student can read or watch a lecture as many time as he or she wants. It helps students to learn each and every topic in an effective way.  Online courses bridged the gap between regular classroom program and distance education. Now anyone can study any subject from any college around the world.  With the availability of vast resources on the internet, students are clearing their doubts and can increase their scope of learning.  With the help of technology, classroom lectures are replaced with interactive and interesting educational videos. One such example of that is Byju’s the Learning App.

Cons

The Traditional method of learning imparted discipline in students. Now students are relying on ready to read study materials instead of referring and researching for the same.   Use of Laptops, tablets, and smartphones having active internet connection can be a source of distractions for the students. It will be difficult for the faculty to closely monitor them and determine whether they are only accessing educational apps or browsing their social media accounts.  The information available on the internet is provided by millions of people, and since there are no proper guidelines in determining which websites are reliable, at this time students may need proper guidance in recognizing the quality source.

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