The Future of Technology in Education
E-Learning Has the Potential to Revolutionize the Way How We Teach and Learn
The idea that technology can revolutionize education is not new. In this digital age books and journals have found their way to the desktops. Internet, coupled with mobile and more affordable end-user gadgetry now lends a powerful digital medium to enhance the teaching and learning experience across the globe. Advances in information technology have enabled the “personalization” of the learning experience by providing easy access to resources.
E-learning is the advance form of learning, in which the use of electronic media, educational technology and information and communication (ICT) has been stressed in education system. In e-learning, content is delivered through internet, intranet/extranet, audio or video tape, satellite TV, CD-ROM etc to facilitate the process of distance learning. That is why in the beginning it was called “Internet-Based Training” or “Web-Based Training”, which later on modified to “e-learning”.
Internet, coupled with mobile and more affordable end-user gadgetry now lends a powerful digital medium to enhance the teaching and learning experience across the globe
It can be said that e-learning enables people to learn anytime and anywhere through the use of technology. E-learning has actually replaced the traditional time consuming approach of learning (class room learning) with more active and fast approach. Thanks to the invention of electronic resources, easy, quick and anytime access to books and journals have made an effective learning.
It is obvious that technology has the power to transform education. It is essential to bring technology into the classroom to empower learning. Easy access to knowledge is demand of today’s world. That is why e-learning has remained the main focus of this century. With minute differences from distance learning, e-learning has enabled man to have more easy access to all bookish material at one click.
Thanks to the invention of electronic resources, easy, quick and anytime access to books and journals have made an effective learning
Huge libraries are stored on online database, which has facilitated man to conduct authentic research while sitting in far flung areas. Also learning becomes interesting via internet as it engages and challenges students with brand new and interactive methods.
Technology in the Field Of Education Can Be a Powerful Tool
The government of Pakistan should take significant steps to keep the pace with rest of world in the field of education. These important measures must provide equal opportunities for both rural and urban areas, as there is a dire need to work on the rural education system of Pakistan. In this regard, the government of Punjab has taken initiative by providing a digital repository of 8th, 9th and 10th class’s course books.
At higher level, Virtual University and Comsats in Pakistan has also taken significant steps. They are generating new patterns of teaching and learning through the use of information technology.
Alama Iqbal Open University is also contributing a lot in giving distance learning but e-learning needs extraordinary access to technology so unfortunately the university is unable to provide web-based learning.
The government of Punjab has taken initiative by providing a digital repository of 8th, 9th and 10th class’s course books
There are many organization that are working for the promotion of e-learning in Pakistan, ElAP, MDi Pakistan, and Learning Solutions are some of the prominent names that are providing e-learning consultancy in the region.
In Pakistan, ElAP, MDi Pakistan, and Learning Solutions are some of the prominent names that are providing e-learning consultancy in the region
These efforts on public and private level have made Pakistan among the top ten countries with highest e-learning growth rate in the world. The overall global market for e-learning products also extended to US$42.7 billion last year, and is projected to reach US$53 billion by 2018.
E-learning has played an important role in the creation of the global knowledge based society. Government of Pakistan should also take fundamental measures to further promote e-learning in all provinces. With the advent of communication technology, the issue of e-learning has made its presence all over the world. The future is all about technology and multi-screening, Education just can’t lag behind.
The Future of Technology in Education is all about technology and multi-screening, Education just can’t lag behind