The advent of digital technology in education has deepened our resources and understanding of things around us. It helps us learn in a better way. Education of matter and subject has been one of the main courses of mankind since its leap to evolve as a better human being. Right from ancient civilization up until now, education and education system has played a vital role in the awakening of awareness and knowledge.
In late 20th century, technological advancement in the education industry has helped us see things in multiple ways and through different perspectives. Technology has become an integral part of our life. We use many devices and systems as a part of our daily work and personal life. Gadgets like laptops, smartphones, tablets, blood and pulse reading machines (smartwatch, fitbit, etc.), have become a necessity. Self-learning technology is being integrated in many such useful devices and systems, so that these machines can understand our struggle and help us find better ways to tackle and respond towards our own necessities.
Let’s look at the stats of our evolving education system in India and across the globe.
Source: IIPS Mumbai
It is evident to address technology as the game changer in education industry. It has helped people of all ages in many ways to learn things helpful for their day-to-day activities and for scholarly and professional education reasons. Let’s have a closer look of how this is actually a boon for the mankind.
Source: IIPS Mumbai
Digital Technological Advancements
Digital platforms and artificial intelligence (AI) based systems like search engines (Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc.), audio/video education platforms (YouTube, Blogs, Coursera, etc.), audio-video devices and interfaces are a part of our daily learning activities.
We use these and many other technologies, both hardware and software forms, so that we can find solution to our math, physics, geography and medical and other subject related happenings. We use it to learn about our history, society, sciences, general awareness and knowledge, maps and location knowledge, cooking and making, and many more.
Practically we can see the 21st century as the real classroom for digital and technology space. Technology allows us to read, learn, write and create many advances and testimonies as we journey to learn and advance further in the society.
Today, it is very easy for anyone to learn, practice and master any subject without even going to the college (physically). All the information and advices can be obtained virtually from anywhere across the globe, provided you do have a digital device and proper network.
Changing Tomorrow’s Education
Schools are getting digitized across the globe. Earlier it was impossible for anyone to learn the advancements done by our brothers and sisters across oceans and far-off lands. Internet and advanced digital devices helps us unravel those mysteries and learn as it happen. Advanced AI based learning and teaching robots are the next, but before we got here we need not forget the basics we have here.
Today it is practically possible for anyone to start preparing for any subject and exam or project (for professionals) through internet. We can self-tutor and get graded by others through these very technological platforms and devices. Today a phone, tablet, computer, satellite TV and such technologies are available in almost every second house on the planet. This enables everyone to learn and educate themselves in the way they like.
One can find solutions to their questions from available indexed information or by contacting a subject matter expert online and knowing what is desired. Wait to learn was the era of past civilizations, technologies available to our aid helps us learn without waiting.