The 21st century is a time where everything is rapidly evolving. One of the many things that has evolved in the world over the past few years is technology. In Kenya, technology has impacted several sectors of the economy in many ways. The education sector is better than before thanks to technology.
These are some of the ways that technology has improved education;
- Online studying
- Electricity in schools
- Saves time
- More efficient assessment
- Incorporate different learning styles
- Improved collaboration
- Prepare children for the future
- A more engaged environment
- Increased productivity
The internet has allowed individual research with just a few clicks. This has eased the work of students and teachers as many things are found on the internet. Research can actually be done without one going to the laboratory or the field.
2. Online studying
Classes can now be attended online no matter one’s location. All that is required is a good network connection, data bundles, and a smartphone which is quite affordable to many. Teachers can also administer examinations online.
3. Electricity in schools
Many schools all over the country now have electricity. This has ensured smoother running of schools and safer way of keeping school data. Learning can also take place despite the time due to availability of lights. Schools that are located in areas near wild animals now have better security due to the presence of electronic fences.
4. Saves time
The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC), uses computers to mark some examination papers and keep students records. Considering the fact that computers are faster than human beings in so many ways, this actually saves on so much time.
5. More efficient assessment
Computers in schools keep records of student performances and their academic graphs. This makes it easier for them to be monitored by their teachers and parents. Moreover, it is very accurate hence more efficient.
6. Incorporate more learning styles
With technology, classes are far much better and more fun to attend. These days it is not only the original boring class where the teacher just talks and then leaves, but also more learning styles have been introduced. Students can for example, study through watching you tube videos.
7. Improved collaboration
Studying in groups is now more effective as students easily do their individual researches and share knowledge with each other. This has improved relations among students.
8. Prepare children for the future
Teaching students how to work with technological devices at a young age prepares them for their future in this complex world.Considering the fact that in this generation, everything depends on technology, students will be well equiped with the skills required.
9. A more engaged environment
The use of technological devices in teaching makes students more engaged and excited about their studies. This has made school more interesting for both teachers and students.
10. Increased productivity
Many schools are producing better results since their students now have better facilities. This has resulted to a better academic performance in Kenya as a country