The framework of 21st-century education system is changing fast. Online learning has become as essential mode of learning, various learning tools are gaining its place in classrooms, student analytics are being used to monitor engagement, and universities are adopting e-learning to run a parallel education ecosystem. This, in a nutshell, is the present-day scenario of education system.
Online learning, undoubtedly, is making a big difference in passing on knowledge. This is because this mode of learning is bridging the gap between education infused with hands-on experience that is needed to upskill and knowledge that is being imparted by the traditional institutes. What comes to mind after taking a closer look at this situation is – How technology is enhancing the overall learning experience?
The sure thing is, technology, like every other aspect of life, has its upper hand on education. And if you manage to zero in on the young learners everywhere around you there is a fair chance of seeing them opting for their studies. This is where advanced technology comes handy. Let’s weigh up the advantages of technology-infused learning.
E-learning. Learning, in this mode, is delivered online through smart-phones, tabs, and other technology enabled devices. The availability of learning increases due to this. Whenever a learner gets the internet connection he can opt to continue his lessons.
Cloud-based learning system. Internet is the source of everything and learning is made easy by the suffusion of advanced technology like internet. But what if there is no connection? Thanks to cloud-based learning system with which you can download, save and reuse your resources whenever you feel the need.
Social Media learning platform. The impact of Facebook, twitter and other social networking sites in our lives can’t be denied. Online learning harnesses the power of those social networking sites to enhance the engagement of learning by asking questions posting answers and sharing thoughts.
Multimedia learning. Whether your want your students to understand the complex anatomic structure of our body as an educator or you want to get into the core a atomic structure of a novel gas as an inspired learner the best way to understand all these is to bank on online learning as this mode of learning comprise of video-based or in a broader sense multimedia based learning. Wonder how we manage to memorise lyrics of new-age ‘blues’ and forget the what we a taught in school a day before? It’s because multimedia learning has a magnifying effect on our memorising power, it magnifies it to a certain degree. Imagine how audio-visual learning can help the learners memorising their study.
Augmented Reality. This, perhaps, is the most recently added feature that enhances the effect of 3d learning space to back up active learning. With relative technology and hardware students experience an ambience artificially created that vouches for intuitive learning. The ambience created by augmented reality can be tailored as per students requirement.
Those are the techniques that online learning is intertwining with the educational system to enhance the user engagement of the learners. Apart from these e-learning institutes initiates bite-sized learning to make learning shorter, sharper and easy to assimilate. And all these new trends and technologies are proved to be more effective than the traditional mode of learning.
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