Online Education: The Benefits Of Technology In The Classroom

Our everyday lives are intrinsically linked to various gadgets, whether it’s phones, tablets, or laptops. We cannot escape this technological world because it is interwoven into our identity and our well-being. Digital media has slowly inched its way into classrooms and it is inadvertently reshaping our education. Our growing reliance on technology is redefining and transforming our schools for the better, making education efficient, engaging, and easily accessible. The advantages of digital media in the classroom are reflected in students’ learning, where pupils are able to fully grasp the material. For instance, Clintondale High School, just north of Detroit, became a “flipped school,” where teachers utilize technology as a new teaching …show more content…
As a college student, I know too well the expense of higher education and one solution is online classes. Jeremiah Tsyporin’s The Mega University debates if massive open online courses (MOOCs) are favorable compared to traditional education. He states that “MOOCs provide a quick fix: easily accessible, free, and high-quality education” (Tsyporin 345). Therefore, the major problem that MOOCs solve is what most university students face every year: over-enrollment. Online classes would allow college students to get into the classes they need without having to wait an extra quarter or semester, enabling us to save time and money. I think that online classes would make higher education cheaper and more convenient for many students, giving them easy access. Technology assumes the position of a teacher, helping students who are struggling with school. Also, technology solves another problem of affordability because some parents are unable to afford after-school tutoring, but “MOOCs are substantially cheaper than faculty” (Tsyporin 347). Similarly, online classes become more convenient when a student is working to pay for school. Technology allows people to learn from the comfort of their home and cuts the costs of expensive textbooks. Ultimately, implementing technology in education solves the problem of access and …show more content…
For people who have special needs, the software of text-to-speech converter gives people a voice. For me, assistive technology such as a translator was vital in my learning. I came to America when I was nine years old and I have continually struggled with English. There were many language barriers, which is why translators became a big part of my life. Technology enabled me to learn English and help assist me in my educational pursuits. In contrast, if I had a dictionary to use, it would not have been efficient because the material would easily pass. Unlike books, technology has the capacity to easily look up words making my learning process efficient and easy. Besides, having any type of gadget was considered ‘cool’ in middle school. Indeed, having a small translator deterred me from getting bullied because if I had carried around a dictionary, I would have been made fun of. Other kids would have labeled me as a foreigner or a nerd. So in the end, technology played a major role in shaping my identity and it also supported me until I spoke

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