Breaking Tradition: Why Old-School Learning Isn’t Enough in the 21st Century

Technology Learning in classrooms

Have you ever wondered…

  1. What’s the fastest, most effective way to retain information in your students?
  2. What’s the secret to creating excitement and anticipation for learning?
  3. What is the best way to engage students during classes?

When it comes to motivation to learn and the impact of what is learned, the old traditional way of learning does not quite cut it in this century.

Throughout history, education has changed from localized systems in ancient civilizations to something everyone can access globally, all thanks to technology. As of 2022,  because of the COVID-19 pandemic, over 1.6 billion students worldwide have been affected by school closures because of the COVID-19 pandemic, which led to an increase in online learning. Further highlighting just how much we rely on digital tools for educating and immersive learning experiences, while traditional lecture-based approaches take a backseat. About 50% of the world’s lower secondary schools were connected to the Internet for pedagogical purposes in 2022 – Global Data.

 

Now, what is Education Technology (EdTech)?

According to the General Assembly, Edtech refers to an area of digital technology devoted to the development and application of tools (including software, hardware, and appropriate technological processes) intended to promote education.

Smartphones, computers, and tablets are already an omnipresent element of everyday life for students and teachers alike. It’s only natural that the use of technological devices in the classroom is explored to create meaningful learning experiences for students of all ages.

To answer the unsaid (wondering) questions…

Capturing a child’s fleeting attention is an art, and the key lies in innovative teaching aids. In many classrooms, paper has been replaced by screens and pens by keyboards. Undoubtedly, the application of digital technology varies by community and socioeconomic level, by teacher willingness and preparedness, by education level, and by country income.

Let’s explore the transformative aspects that make this evolution indispensable.

  1. Integration of multimedia elements

Visual aids, interactive simulations, et cetera, bring abstract concepts to life and ensure a more holistic understanding of any subject matter.

  1. Abundance of online resources

The digital age has made information accessible to all. It opens the gateway to a vast array of online resources beyond textbooks.

  1. Fostering collaboration & teamwork

In a recent learning opportunity with Dr Jagdish Seth, he shared the 3 C’s of learning in the past and how deeply intertwined learning was rooted in community life. The days of solitary learning are fading. Interactive screens facilitate real-time collaboration, enabling students to learn the invaluable skill of teamwork.

  1. Personalized learning experience

Every student is unique, and interactive screens cater to the pace and preferences of each learner, ensuring that no student is left behind.

  1. Global learning perspectives

The digital revolution breaks down geographical barriers, connecting students to a global wealth of knowledge, which instills a global perspective crucial in the 21st century.

McKinsey highlights that data projectors positively impact in-person educational outcomes more than internet-connected devices. This underscores the importance of focused, interactive visual aids in effective teaching.

Here’s a Demo of the Values Tech Interactive screen that will bring the future of education into your classroom.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH DEMO

Let’s leave you with this:

For a truly enriching educational journey, embrace Interactive Screens. They are becoming a global standard in education, replacing traditional whiteboards that fall short of nurturing the curiosity of today’s learners.