How New Technologies Enable Us to Learn Better

Learn from the best teachers

Gone are the days when we had to attend the best colleges or schools to learn from the best teachers. Now, the technology is bringing them in our study room. We don’t have to travel to far off places or spend lot of money to get access to good teachers. High quality education is available to us in form of videos, eBooks or tests – all prepared by good teachers around the world.

Learn with your friends

Our school days are most memorable because of our friends. Friends share notes, discuss various topics and quiz each other. Not to mention, friends helping other friends who find it difficult to understand in class. The power of social networks is enabling all this while studying in our room. The greatest advantage is the accessibility to number of friends and discovering more people from whom we can learn.

Learn at your own speed

So you missed a lecture? Or worse, you were not able to follow in the class you attended. You can always revisit your classes on your smartphone or computer using recorded videos. And the best part is that you can pause these videos anytime and go at your own pace. Further, you can watch video lessons any number of times you want by rewinding them. It is like reading a book – just that it is more interesting and effective.

Take the most optimized learning path

In the real world we learn in a haphazard way based on events occurring around us. This type of learning is unique to us, i.e., the way we learn is completely different from the way our friends learn. While in our standard course curriculum, learning is standardized – everybody goes through the same course curriculum depending on the age group they fall. Now, using technology, we can enable personalized learning that is customized according to a student’s need. Students can take learning paths according to their strengths and likings.

Go deeper with the information available on web

Today we can get loads of information on any subject we want to know about. There is so much information available on internet. Modern technologies are enabling us to filter out most relevant knowledge out of this information and let us discover what exactly what we are looking for. Pick any topic and you can go very deep in understanding about that. Now, our learning is not restricted to 100 pages of our course book.