10 Ways Edtech Benefits Students
• Fun in learning
Gamified learning or game-based learning is the best illustration here. Whether it is using elements of gaming to teach specific skills or mechanics of gaming such as badges to enhance participation towards the desired outcome, the bottom line is that game Apps such as Minecraft have made learning a lot more interesting.
• There is more creativity with edtech
This is a very important element in education. Every student who is endowed with technological skills always performs way better. To help realize this at basic and advanced levels, technology in the classroom has enabled many students to cultivate creative skills such designing of classroom presentations using different computer programs as well enhanced their digital artistry.
• More flexibility and ease of research work
With edtech, one isn’t restricted to school libraries or computers within a school setting. In other words, any academic fieldwork can be handled anywhere even from home provided there is a digital device such as a computer to facilitate it. This is because learning materials can be accessed at e-platforms such as e-libraries.
In summary, it is practically impossible to be a student in this digital age without, first of all, getting to learn how to use digital devices. Technically speaking, edtech is the new frontier of knowledge dispensation and acquisition in academia. You can check out this post on Edtech magazine for more examples on the same.
Amber Wilson is an educator and a technical writer from Everett currently employed as a content strategist at ThesisRush. She believes that blogging is the new type of journalism.