The Impact of Technology on Education

All modern societies need to develop the educational capacity of their community, in order to achieve the involvement and development of the most diverse skills and knowledge of individuals in general. Only in this way can they promote the right to education that all human beings should have the opportunity to have. 

That said, the introduction of new technologies to assist and promote more thoughtful and equal education for all individuals is essential. Thus allowing for a better future and greater equality of opportunities.

Added Values ​​of Technology

It is clear that today's society can no longer live without new technologies, which is why it is essential to be able to put into practice the best that technological developments bring to each sector.

One of the great advantages of the development of technology in each person's education is the possibility and ease of achieving greater autonomy in all aspects, especially when there is a need to learn or resolve doubts that exist in different areas. This way, if you have any questions regarding the, through a brief and quick search on the internet this doubt will be resolved.

As far as students are concerned, technologies have also had a major impact on the way they learn and develop their main cognitive skills. Helping:

  • Greater ease of monitoring, promoting a personalized program for each student;
  • Increased autonomy for each student;
  • Promote teamwork, through interactive and collaborative activities. Such as, for example, group work, presentations, etc.;

On the other hand, teachers or educators must also take advantage of new technologies. Allowing for less bureaucratic management of various tasks throughout their work, such as posting final grades, marking absences, correcting tests, among others. Therefore, by using these new tools, teachers can have more time for their real function, educating. 

Currently, virtual reality and artificial intelligence are at their peak, with new technologies associated with these areas emerging every day. These two new technologies could have great advantages in the education of each individual. On the one hand, virtual reality will be able to simulate experiences that some people were unable to have in their daily lives. On the other hand, AI provides several added values:

  • Analysis of various individual data, allowing the detection of each student’s difficulties;
  • Facilitates access to the most diverse information for each person;
  • Execution of basic tasks in a short time;
  • Increased teacher time, as it automates some repetitive tasks.

Technology Risk

However, there are some cons associated with the impact that new technologies can have on education. One of the biggest problems that could become even more evident is social inequality.

This inequality can happen, mainly, due to the access that each person has, allowing people who have more resources to obtain more developed and limited technologies. That said, it is in the public interest that these gaps in the introduction of technology are highlighted, so that there is compensation in this aspect. However, this objective is difficult to achieve when it comes to the whole world, since there are countries that are more developed than others.

Another risk that may be associated with technology is the thought that teachers are no longer needed in modern society. However, this statement will never be wrong, as no technology will be able to replace the entire learning process that an educator can provide to each student. There are several studies that mention the importance of the presence of an educator in the cognitive and social development of a human being.

Should technology continue to be applied in Education?

There must be, at all times, verification and evaluation to understand the sectors and areas that achieve the best results with the introduction of different technological resources. It is clear that new technologies have played a fundamental role in society, promoting and transforming the way each individual learns and is taught throughout their lives.

However, there are several challenges that cannot be left aside. For this reason, cooperation between educational institutions and the main developers of new technologies is essential. Thus allowing technologies to be more adapted to teaching and do not promote inequality of opportunities.

That said, technology alone does not bring enormous benefits to education, as it is necessary to combine it with other tools in order to maximize the objective of providing an increasingly evolved education. It is mandatory to implement well-defined educational policies with clear objectives. 


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