Using technology to enhance learning experiences.
Updated: 4 days ago
Last year, Education Secretary Damian Hind called on the technology industry to revolutionise the way in which education is carried out in the UK.
“I’ve been fortunate enough to see technology being used in revolutionary ways,” said Hind. “It’s only by forging a strong partnership between government, technology innovators and the education sector that there will be sustainable, focused solutions which will ultimately support and inspire the learners of today and tomorrow.”
Over recent years, the use of technology in education has risen significantly. The modern-day sees a generation of young adults who have grown up surrounded by technology. They can relate to and easily use this technology and many within this age group consider it essential to their day-to-day lives, including within their education. Because of this, technology provides us with a new and unique way to reach out to these people and encourage engagement by speaking to them in a language they understand.
How can technology enhance learning experiences?
In some UK schools, the latest and greatest technological advancements are being used to bring education to life. Children are able to build and control their own robots, or use virtual reality to explore the surface of the moon. In the age of VR, 3D printing and much more, the possibilities for educational advancement are endless.
How else can education benefit from modern technology?
Whilst it’s easy to become distracted by flashier advancements such as virtual reality, there is much more that technology can do to benefit the education sector, including a lot of behind-the-scenes work that just helps to make life easier.
Not only can modern technology enhance the learning experience, but it can also drastically reduce the amount of time spent on burdensome administrative tasks, increasing efficiencies and leaving more time to be dedicated to learner experiences.
Modern thinking is that much of the modern administrative burden can be automated. At one Midlands-based college, a variety of apps and software packages are used in order to facilitate the day-to-day running of the school, which is said to be saving academic staff “hours and hours of time”.
It goes without saying that these same technological advancements could enhance learning and minimise the administrative burden in the world of apprenticeships. Technology can assist with a number of administrative tasks that benefit the employer, the apprentice and the training provider. These tasks can include recording timesheets, monitoring absences, evidencing training, scheduling reviews and much more.
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