Technology has become such a ubiquitous part of our lives that we don’t even stop to pay attention to how much it has changed and is continuing to change the way we live. Whether it is communicating with a friend, doing business, eating a meal, or taking a vacation, technology has revolutionized the way we do it, for the better. The way we learn has also been heavily influenced by the use of technology, helping us educate ourselves in ways we never imagined possible.

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Death of the Classroom

Learning was always associated with sitting in a classroom and taking notes as a teacher used a blackboard to illustrate concepts, which would then typically be followed by going home and completing an assignment. Now, thanks to the beauty of technology, students can choose to take courses from the convenience of their homes and as per their own schedules. The teacher could be teaching remotely from another location, or the session could be a recording that can be watched as many times as the student requires.

Learning by Experience

The availability of technologies such as simulation, tablet computers and virtual reality are helping people experience education and content in completely new ways. They can now interact with content in ways that were never possible earlier, whether it be learning a new language on a tablet or mobile device or, learning to pilot an aircraft through simulation and virtual reality. Through tablet computers and advanced screens, students can now see three dimensional models of things that were previously just drawings on a board by the tutor.
Global Education
One of the biggest benefits of technology in education is getting access to the best global education in countries across the world. Students used to be limited by the quality of institutes and the kind of courses available in their physical location. But now, through MOOCs, online training and education portals, students can get access to the best courses from top universities and educators around the world – right inside their homes and local institutes. This has allowed universities worldwide to share knowledge and content globally which has enabled learners to get a broader perspective on a wide range of subjects that might not otherwise be available to them.
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Personalisation of Education

One of the fundamental flaws of the traditional model of classroom-based education is the assumption that all the students in a class have the same level of intellect and understanding. This is a major reason why some students perform better than others. Technology has helped to personalise education, giving students the ability to learn exactly what, when, where and how they want. Students now have access to a plethora of information on every topic available on the Internet that piques their interest. The availability of chat facilitates communication with their teachers as well as external educators and has allowed students to excel and grow at their own pace with instructor support.

While technology has clearly changed education for the better, the onus lies on the modern learner to be able to effectively manage time and implement a rigorous learning plan and schedule that can help them make the most out of the abundance of courses available on the Internet today. At betterU, we aim to bring the benefits of technology to learners who can, at their own convenience, choose from the wide range of online courses and certifications we provide. Take a course today on www.betteru.in. Happy Learning!