Role of Technology in Transforming Digital Education for Pakistani Students

Technology has been making inroads into education for decades. But the mobile revolution is changing education in more fundamental ways than just providing a gadget that delivers information. The mobile revolution is changing education in more fundamental ways than just providing a gadget that delivers information. This blog focuses on the Role of Technology in Transforming Digital Education for Pakistani Students.

Transforming Digital Education for Pakistani Students

Learning can unfold in a variety of ways: people can use mobile devices to access educational resources, connect with others, or create content, both inside and outside classrooms. Mobile learning also encompasses efforts to support broad educational goals such as the effective administration of school systems and improved communication between schools and families.

What is Education Technology?

Educational Technologies are those materials, procedures, organizations, ideas, devices, instruments or machines which make the teaching-learning process more effective, successful, and unforgettable. Educational Technologies are those materials, procedures, organizations, ideas, devices, instruments or machines which make the teaching-learning process more effective and successful

Using mobile tools for creating learning aids and materials has become an important part of informal learning. Mobile learning is convenient as it is accessible virtually from anywhere. Sharing is almost instantaneous among everyone using the same content, which leads to the reception of instant feedback and tips. It also brings strong portability by replacing books and notes with small devices, filled with tailored learning contents.

Transforming education for Students in Pakistan:

People usually ask the reason for transforming education for children when it can be acquired in the same way as our ancestors achieved it. Though it could be justified through many reasons, but I want to raise a question here. What is the point of giving our children the same outdated education when we can incorporate new technology in it?

We need to accept that the future is all about technology and gadgets, so, there is a dire need to embed them in the education sector and prepare kids to handle the inevitable future challenges in their professional life

Technology is entwined in such a way that its effects on our lives are undeniable. In such circumstance when children are so much used to technology, our old-fashioned classrooms with blackboards or whiteboards take them several years back. Let us accept that the future is all about technology and gadgets, so, there is a dire need to embed them in the education sector and prepare kids to handle the inevitable future challenges in their professional life. Transforming Digital Education for Pakistani Students has always remained a matter of debate and certain measures are also taken.

Reading from books and writing it on a whiteboard so that kids can copy it is just not needed now and things need to change. Emphasis on digital education in Pakistan has lagged in the past, but schools and universities are now being empowered to actively embrace the digital world

Technology is not only helpful for students but also for teachers. Preparing a lesson is a very time-consuming task, but when it is integrated with technology, lesson planning efforts are reduced, which in turn reduces the burden on the teachers.

Pakistan is on the cusp of a digitization drive. Pakistan’s education sector had a mixed engagement with digitalization. Emphasis on digital education in Pakistan has lagged in the past, but schools and universities are now being empowered to actively embrace the digital world. Although there are still very few educational institutes that are providing facilities for digital education but this ratio is expected to improve with upcoming digital initiatives in the future.

Some of the digitized trends in the educational sector of Pakistan are as follows:

  1. The growing trend of digital classrooms

Most of the private schools and universities in Pakistan are making their classrooms digital by introducing interactive whiteboards, touch screens, computers, and projectors. These smart classrooms helped in an increased level of understanding on part of students.

Now a days all the students are encouraged to use internet facilities and avail required detailed knowledge of topics instead of learning bookish material only.

Most of the private schools and universities in Pakistan are making their classrooms digital by introducing interactive whiteboards, touch screens, computers, and projectors

Different educational apps are also introduced in smart gadgets that help students to understand and get knowledge more easily.

  1. E-books

The concept of getting knowledge using e-books is becoming very popular nowadays. Students can access any book by any author from around the world instead of searching for books in libraries.

  1. Video-based learning

Video-based learning makes educational engaging, entertaining and exploring. So, it is also gaining popularity among students to understand difficult concepts using video interfaces.

Many universities are offering facilities for online courses and diplomas e.g. Pakistan Institute of management, Virtual University of Pakistan, etc.

  1. Educational apps on smartphones/tablets

Different educational apps are also introduced in smart gadgets that help students to understand and get knowledge more easily. Scribd, Google reads, Evernote, to-do-ist are some examples of such apps.

  1. Learning Game apps

Many applications based on games are introduced for toddlers with the help of which they can start learning. These apps include unscrambling games, word games, puzzle, etc.

  1. WI-FI availability

Some of the private institutes are providing Wi-Fi facilities in all of their departments which help students to gather information from the internet in order to do their assignments and group studies.

Government and private sectors have taken some commendable initiatives to support digital learning in Pakistan.

DigiSkill learning, SkillsFirst, Learn Smart Pakistan, Connecting Classroom, Virtual Academy, and Future School are few of the names that are successfully providing online learning opportunities to the students

There are many online learning and skill building programs now available in Pakistan. DigiSkill learning, SkillsFirst, Learn Smart Pakistan, Connecting Classroom, Virtual Academy, and Future School are few of the names that are successfully providing online learning opportunities to the students.

The age of mobile learning is here to stay, what we need is to take advantage of it. Whether we like it or not, whether we are ready for it or not, mobile learning is the next step in a long tradition of technology-facilitated learning. It features new strategies, practices, tools, applications, and resources to realize the promise of pervasive, personal, and connected learning. Mobile learning diversifies the types of learning activities students participate in.

More importantly, it decreases training costs and it is a better way of learning as well, something that financial crisis struck country like Pakistan desperately needs.

Also Read: The Role Of WhatsApp In Education

Fizza Atique

Fizza Atique is a Tech writer specializing in the intersection of tech and culture. She likes photography, VR, electronic music, coffee, and baking.

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