EDUCATION – the key for your future! 2016-2019
Deutschland – Griechenland – Ungarn – Niederlande – Spanien – Türkei
Project Module-TURKEY : “Reasonable use of Internet and Social Networks –The Digital Human Being.”
The world has begun a new era: fieldwork on military, space, science and most importantly education have turned into information systems. Today, information technologies serve as a power source in the hands of industrialized countries.
In this day and age, smart boards, tablets, e-books and other devices hold a significant place in constituting an efficient education model. Via technology, the learning pace goes up and the lessons are more productive. Along with face to face education, technology-supported education is becoming more and more widespread and distance education such as e-schooling and mobile learning is being practiced all over the world.
The effects of technology on human beings can undoubtedly be seen in school-student relationship. Therefore teachers should integrate technology into their lesson plans.
EFFECT OF TECHNOLOGY İN EDUCATİON
The effect of technology on education is universally known. Both the students and the educators make use of technology in their studies and work. Technology is gaining more importance in education and the pupils show a tendency in favour of technology. Traditional education methods have been abandoned and the system of education is undergoing a change in the light science.
Today, students are more creative, dynamic, individualist and self-improving. In the past, students used to do their research in libraries or from encyclopedias. However, today, thanks to internet technology, students can search for almost any subject they need and reach the necessary information in no time. As this era’s student is used to circumstances like this, old ways of teaching and learning come short for their needs.
It is generally believed that the integration of technology into education will create a friendlier learning environment and thus make school more appealing to students of all age.
Using technology as a tool which enriches education and supports personal-growth with contents and practices is essential. According to a recent research, students have stated that they want to receive education in schools where technological tools are actively used. This indicates that utilization of technological devices such as smart boards, tablets, e-books etc., has a favorable effect on students’ success.
Students desire the new and not classic technological tools in classes. Smart boards, computer labs, teacher-controlled tablets and e-books are good examples for a technologically advanced classroom.
E-books are more advantageous when compared to printed books. Because they are visual with sound, music and animation, the target information can be learnt and remembered easily and thus provides an efficient learning model. It is a widely held belief that visual elements capture one’s attention while maximizing the emotional reaction and thus boosting motivation.
Parallel to communities’ needs, technology literacy must be mastered within every unit of the society. Technologically literate citizens can easily understand the world from a global point of view. It is evident that learning processes and tools are changing at a rapid rate. We have started to define students as “digital natives”, “screenagers” or “the net generation”. Students who are at primary school now are the managers and CEOs of 2030s’. And it is blatantly apparent that children who are born at our digital age do not think, act or choose like us. As a result, countries have to have schools, technology and teachers who are equipped to prepare them for such a technologically-advanced future.