Technology in Education
Technology has impacted many sectors of our lives, but it is undeniable that as of 2020 with the onset of the #Covid-19 Pandemic, the impact that #technology has had on the education sector is overwhelming. Traditional forms of #education have been modified, making it an imperative challenge for teachers and students to access a new world of #digital tools that allow them from preparing a class to evaluating the knowledge acquired through newly developed technological platforms.
In previous years, the role of technology in classrooms was taken for granted, for the simple fact of having electronic devices: computers, digital boards, tablets, among others. #Virtualeducation was also contemplated through pre-recorded courses where students accessed them through specific platforms. But technological advance has gone further, being a key piece today in the transmission of information, management - data storage, and communication.
Whether on the part of the student, the teachers and / or the educational institution, some of the areas where technology has proven its value are:
• Communication and Collaboration Platforms (Learning Management Systems)
Through robust platforms, communication is achieved between several people, connected through the #internet. You can manage communication, share information and even collaborate remotely on assigned tasks.
• Educational #software
From the creation of educational material in digital format, to the development of simulation models and applications developed for education, where a quantity of information is exposed, which is accessed like never before.
• Permit and security management
Identify that the indicated people have access to #platforms and information, reducing the vulnerability of #cyberattacks.
• Internet in education
The use of the Internet in many learning activities offers endless resources and pedagogical possibilities that have not yet been sufficiently explored.
Education has evolved in the digital world, and technology has come to contribute to a change of approach, where students stop having a face-to-face teacher to share information in a #virtual world where data is shared that pushes a greater analysis and therefore better decision making.
Finally, information technologies allow teachers to exchange curricular content, as well as good practices and materials that they develop themselves, as well as teacher networks allow for dialogue between them. In this way, teachers will be able to join the teacher networks that already exist worldwide, and that represent a huge laboratory of ideas on the best teaching methodologies.