12 Positive Effects Technology Has On Teaching and Learning

Technology is a very useful tool in enhancing the quality of education for students worldwide as it helps make the student understand concepts with a much broader view than just the textbook version of it. Today’s students have computers to help them with their schoolwork. Their teachers use technology to increase the impact of their lessons. Here are the positives effect of technology on teachers and the learning process.

Schoolboy using virtual reality
Schoolboy using virtual reality

1. Learning life skills with the help of technology

Technology helps a man in many ways. One of the reasons for any technology to be developed is reducing human intervention and human error. Technology also reduces the work burden. Teachers and students can be benefited by using technology to learn life skills that would be very useful for the 21st century.

The life skills may range from learning to creating a presentation and presenting them, educating oneself on how to differentiate between false information and real information on the internet, learning about online etiquette, learning to draft emails, etc.

2. Easily and readily available facts

Young woman at home work
Young woman at home work

When facts are easily and readily available, it makes the learning and educational process easier and smoother than before. With the help of technology, students can explore the internet to their hearts’ content. The internet is nothing but a plethora of information on any specific topic. Digital encyclopedias, researched and published data on any topic can be found on the internet. These will help students in learning about new information without much hassle.

3. The advent of Modern distance learning

Online school lesson.
Online school lesson.

Distance education, in the earlier years, was totally different from what it is today. Earlier, once the student enrolled in a distance education course, he would get the course material through email, and he would have to send his assignments and projects through mail to his teachers.

Nevertheless, with the help of technology, all this can be done electronically. Students don’t have to wait for a long time for their study materials. They don’t have to keep waiting for their teachers’ remarks & feedback. All of these can be done in real-time, through technological advancements, thereby saving a lot, in terms of resource and time.

4. Information- filled web seminars

Web seminars, also known as webinars, are seminars conducted through the internet. Students and teachers can participate in any relevant webinar that they want, to get useful and resourceful information about any topic that they want. Not every school has enough funds to take their students on school trips to different places. This is where the webinars help students acquire more knowledge without depending on school field trips.

5. Learning locally and having a global reach

Teacher explaining lesson in video call
Teacher explaining lesson in video call

Students can learn from the safety of their homes by enrolling themselves in a course provided by a foreign institute with the help of technology. So, they can access the international curriculum without having to step out of their homes.

6. Education through games and simulation

Educating kids through games and simulation is one of the easiest and effective ways to get their attention. This technique makes learning innovative and interesting to them. Children are quite attentive when the learning process is done through games as they are very interested in the concept of reward for the challenge. 

Complex formulae and scientific experiments can be easily taught through videos and simulations. These will help the students to understand even the difficult concepts easily.

7. Helps students to keep track of their progress, strength and weakness

With the help of technology, students can keep track of their progress. They can work on their shortcomings and keep making progress with a series of self-evaluation programs. This helps them to know what they have to work on and what they are already good at.

8. Additional educational tool for educators

A girl at a screen making a presentation
A girl at a screen making a presentation

Educators, to make education more innovative and engaging, can use technology. With the help of technology, educators can make learning more interesting by using presentations, animations, video clips and pictures. Technology helps to beat the boredom and monotonous patterns that are witnessed in a traditional classroom setup. By using visual and audio aids, educators can keep the students engaged and interested, even in supposedly boring topics.

9. More resources for students to learn

With the help of technology, students have a lot more resources from which they can learn. Technology helps the student get information from the World Wide Web, which answers almost anything and everything under the sun. Hence, students learn from the assigned textbooks and a lot of other credible sources on the internet on the internet.

10. Preparing children to be properly equipped for future

Schoolgirl gesturing while using virtual reality glasses
Schoolgirl gesturing while using virtual reality glasses

By using technology in education, educators are not just educating the children with the knowledge, but they are also teaching the children to use the gadgets that they use while they are learning. Children could use the same gadgets, when they grow up.  While technology does fulfill the basic educational needs of a child, it also helps shape the child’s future by imparting accurate knowledge about the devices.

11. Motivation for students to learn and educate themselves

Surveys conducted worldwide have established that students are more interested and motivated to learn when there are classroom technologies used while teaching. This is because children consider technology to be a very important thing.

So they get excited when technology is used in teaching. Their self-esteem receives a huge boost when they get hands-on experience using sophisticated gadgets to improve their knowledge.

12. Collaboration among students get improved

people working with bright graphics
people working with bright graphics

Collaboration between students is a very big part of education. It is only through collaboration that children will know how to find their way through society. Surveys have shown that a classroom that uses technology has shown more collaboration among students than the one that doesn’t use technology. Technology helps students brainstorm ideas, accept others’ opinions, put their foot forward when they have a strong point and arrive at an amicable solution. In short, one of the most beneficial aspects of technology is that it helps students develop an overall better personality than before, when they grow up.

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