Technology & Know-How in Education

  • 2 years   ago
Knowledge in today’s world is not limited to books or classrooms anymore. It has become wider and has successfully broaden the educational boundaries. All thanks to the constant development of innovative products, researches & activities, the information and communication technologies in education systems strengthen the literacy. The World Bank Group (WBG) supports various projects related to the technological tools which helps in enhancing the education system and works in partnerships with various organizations and governments across the world. As per World Bank, the potential and the promise of implementing technology into education is clear. As & when these tools are implemented correctly, allows students to learn at their own convenience and flexibility. Also, these technologies help in developing the digital skills and computer know-how that the students would certainly require to succeed and make a mark in the knowledge-based economy.

How technology helps
The integration of technology into education helps students stay engaged and gain a sense of interest to the subject matters. The generation of students today have grown up in the era of mobile devices and so they don’t need to be taught to use technology. Even the minutest of information are proactively searched by them, as & when required. Thus, it seems logical to align today’s learning spaces students want and are used to learning. This is what many colleges in India are gradually adapting with their education systems. Top Engineering Colleges in Punjab, like College of Agricultural Engineering & Technology, DAV University, Guru Kashi University, Punjab Agricultural University, etc. have adapted this (previously) unorthodox method of pedagogy, which helps the students to learn with utmost interest & dedication and also makes them stronger by challenging their own limits. Also, the technological learning is affordable and flexible than traditional teaching.
Pedagogy Transformation
Technology also transforms the learning experience of the students from making them learn how to code to teaching them the better and effective ways to collaborate with the instructors. It has super-charged the method of how students learn and empowers them to be more creative & communicative. This has made the students exposed to an incredible amount of opportunities and avenues. Through the classrooms equipped with the correct ready-to-use mobile technology, students are able to access the most updated details, faster & simpler than before.

Counter the cons
With everything good, comes the cons. At this point of time, when students are inclined towards technology and are using the tools in their day-to-day life, the usage needs to be looked after. Using technology in the classrooms provides the teachers/instructors with the opportunity to develop the students’ digital citizenship skills. The students today, as mentioned time & again, are digital citizens, but they must also be aware of the fact that, using mobile devices is one thing. Using the devices, with the know-how to use them properly and responsibly is another thing. The students must be able to point out that thin line of difference. 
Integrations into jobs
Technology is also been used in various occupations, thus making the work a bit easy, but at the same time decreasing the demand for the actual manpower. Nevertheless, the implementation of technology gives great results and outcomes. For example, the Agronomy, Soil testing, inventory management, plant physiology, managing the farms, etc. used to be hectic jobs for the people to complete. But agricultural biotechnology has enhanced these works by making them interesting and effective. Students pursuing the B.Tech (Agriculture) Course, a 4-year engineering course in agriculture would land up with private or government jobs relating to the mentioned occupations and would be able to serve the Agro industries to grow leaps and bounds. This will strengthen the economy of the country as approximately 17% of India’s GDP is contributed by Agriculture.