50 years ago, the education system was entirely dependent on the teachers and their ability to impart what they already know. Often, information and concepts that are taught in colleges and universities might be obsolete when compared to the prevailing trends in the industry. Furthermore, information for certain concepts in physics, chemistry, and biology might be hard to come about because information disseminates slowly (pre-Internet era). This leads to a gap between theoretical knowledge and its practical applications in the real world. The implications of this are one of the major causes of unemployment. But with technological advancements being incorporated into education, it rapidly brought about a paradigm shift in the way students learn.
More Ways To Learn
Students have various learning styles. Some students might find it effective to adopt visual learning techniques (images and pictures), others might prefer aural learning (music and sound), a few others might find linguistic learning preferable (reading and writing). Traditionally, all of these methods of learning was not feasible, but with the advent of technology, we have multiple ways to learn from online educational videos to real-time interactive learning. And all of these resources are accessible at your fingertips.
Online education and learning apps make traditional methods of teaching quite obsolete. Gone are the days when we have to set aside our tasks to attend a tutorial or a seminar. With learning apps, we can learn our desired skill or concepts at our leisure. Furthermore, there are a large plethora of resources that cater to our learning style. From updated scientific journals and instructional videos to self-help articles and interactive live chats, choices are almost limitless. Furthermore, many of these courses award certifications for the credibility of your acquired skill or knowledge.
Certain concepts might need a lot more than just long, elaborate blocks of text. Concepts like the atomic structure in chemistry, or the various dimensions (1D, 2D, 3D, 4D..) in physics are better understood with the help of CGI. Also, contextualization is far more effective as implications and consequences can be clearly comprehended. Apart from academics, students also develop critical thinking skills, and this helps them make rational decisions when required. In conclusion, learning apps are the next game changer in the field of education. BYJU’S spearheads this initiative through their own learning app and incorporates state-of-the-art learning technologies like Adaptive Testing, In-Air Projections.
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