Technology in classrooms has come a long way in the recent years with teachers and students relying more and more on digital spaces to provide additional learning opportunities to students. While the integration of technology into learning is a heated debate among educators across the country, technology definitely has some advantages to the learning environment. While many individuals are concerned that technology will replace in-person learning, many people are only looking at technology as an additional supplement to that learning. This blended learning of in-person and digital learning can provide a more individualized approach to teaching and help more students reach their full potential.

Technology in the education system doesn’t only mean learning online. Technology has allowed for more real-time updates of student progress giving both parents and students the opportunity to ask questions and adjust learning styles in time for the next test. A parent or teacher can intervene when necessary when they can follow their child’s progress online.

A digital aspect of learning also gives students the ability to practice and study on their own at home. With incorporating additional learning opportunities online, students are able to review and focus on the sections they may have struggled with in the classroom. This opportunity for students allows learning to be more personalized, giving them the tools to center their additional practice and learning around the topics that will be most beneficial to them.

This ongoing shift in teaching and learning will take time and adjustments as needs inside and outside the classroom change. Teachers will never be replaced by technology, as nothing can compare to an in-person lesson, but supplemental activities can enhance and further a child’s education. Implementing this digital side of blended learning can make a huge difference in the success of a child and their understanding in different subjects.

About the Author: Sarah is a guest contributor from the MSU Eli Broad College of Business, the 11th ranked undergraduate business college among public universities according to U.S. News & World Report. 

 

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