Technology in education has become a hotbed of innovation over the last decade with students and teachers recognising the advantages of high quality, easily accessible education at a fraction of the price. One would be hard pressed to imagine life without using technology in one way or another so it’s become a logical progression to utilise the tool to connect, educate and therefore maximise the investment of higher learning. But how exactly is technology changing the face of education? And most importantly what can it do to improve student grades, increase your chance of landing your dream job and boost the lifetime earnings of graduates?
Whether you are a first year student fresh out of high school or a single parent with a desire to further your education and having to juggle home and work responsibilities, technology gives you the freedom to reach your goals without having to put your family or career on hold. Technology never sleeps and therefore allows you to find the time at your convenience with instant access to information.
It levels the playing field
Technology makes it possible for every learner to have a front row seat in the virtual classroom and with the uncertainty and instability on campuses over the last few months; more people are looking for alternative yet viable options with a higher level of consistency. E-learning has become one of the most viable options shaping education globally.
It doesn’t discriminate
To the largest degree, technology and specifically e-learning is about creating social justice. No matter where your location, your upbringing or your age, a streamlined, excellent source of education is available at the click of a button. Student Hub, innovators in both education based e-commerce and e-learning sum it up as being, “where willingness to learn is the only attribute required to become an expert in any field”.
Multimedia and animation has transformed traditional teaching methods and has made it possible for study aids to be brought to life in an interactive and entertaining way. E-learning platforms like the MasterPass system assists by providing even further insights into your education, increasing the effectiveness of information retention with methods such as mindmaps, flash cards online quizzes and built in support systems.
Personalised and meaningful
By making use of apps like ERA (Exam, Revision and Assignment), students are able to remain in touch with tutors allowing them to manage their time better and ensuring that their grades are up to the highest standards. Technology makes these vital support services possible which can mean the difference between a mediocre grade and a distinction. At its core, technology allows students to recognise their full potential, build momentum and improve the outcome as they pursue their vision for the future.How has technology changed the way you learn and have you incorporated e-learning to increase the chances of landing your dream job? Let us know in the comments.