Monthly Archives: February 2014

Technology: Making Learning Fun & Interesting

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Sticking to traditional methods of learning and not experimenting with different ways of attaining knowledge seems like a dull and stagnant idea. As an educator, I believe, that one can learn well only if they keep up with the times and keep their ears and eyes open at all times. Also, one must be open to new ideas and use every single resource available to them, to make their learning experience complete.

The times are changing

Sticking to ‘text book learning’ will not help us evolve. With the developments of technology, there are so many aids that are provided to us that help us learn so many new things at the click of a button. Technology does not only mean computers, there are so many applications, gadgets and devices, that we can use these days to stay updated. It is not necessary that we only abide by the books in our curriculum. For example, when you have assignments and projects to complete, I would advise you to surf the net and collect information because even library books may not have the information the internet can provide you. I believe that there is no end to learning and therefore, one must always be open to different ways of doing things.

Learning the thorough yet quick way

Say you don’t have the time to visit the library and skim through fat books because you have other classes to attend and hobbies to pursue, what will you do then? Give up your life because of an assignment? Of course not, extracurricular activities are as important as the curriculum in shaping your future. Therefore, it is time you turn to technology for help. Download e-books and study while on the go. Jot down points on your tab or smartphone when you have the time and later compile it. This way, you can collect proper and thorough information without compromising on anything.

Technology makes things interesting

Technology has made learning so much fun. You can now join study groups online and contact people from all around the world so that learning becomes interesting. Through these study groups you can discuss various topics and get new insights which might help you develop ideas in the long run. Information attained with the help of technology is interesting and engaging. Now you don’t have to go through fat and boring books to study a chapter. You can log on to the internet and watch videos related to the subject you are learning. You can also discover colourful, audio-visual treats that will help you learn faster without boring you. New technological aids help you find innovative ways of learning new things.

Missed a lecture in class? Are you afraid of lagging behind? These days you don’t need to worry about that. All you need to know is the chapter or subject discussed in the lecture. There are thousands of videos available online that will help you catch up in no time. Modern technology has been able to eliminate the fear attached to learning by making it engaging and fun. As an educator, I would suggest you to use technology more to learn not just your syllabus but things beyond it.

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Technology is Soon Going to Bring a Sea Change in Nigerian Education Sphere

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Nigeria is taking progressive measures to make quality of education better. Seeing the initiatives to implement technological measures into education it seems that soon the country will get over its weaknesses in its education sector. The countries poor line up in propagating brick and mortar education is now considered to be overcome with technologically supported measures. Online education introduced to Nigerian soil is hoped to fetch incredible outcome in educating mass people.

Initiatives Taken by Nigeria

Numerous new initiatives are being taken to promote online education to win over the country’s prolonged issue of illiteracy. Exolve Technologies have recently launched an online platform for teaching and learning to address a large online audience. With the mobility and flexibility of online education got through this sort of initiatives a greater number of people will be able to take benefits of education quite easily. Tutor.NG has come up as another online tutoring platform recently, providing resources and tools for learners to enjoy an engaging learning as well as teaching process, made to access anytime and anywhere. More specifically, Nigeria is now up to exploit every possibility to address people to get educated with its cheap and best online learning strategies. It tries to turn every environment into a prospective learning zone.

Outstanding Measures these Initiatives can Deliver

This sort of online tutoring platform is equipped with the most updated online learning tools. Among these tools virtual classrooms are appearing as the most productive outcome in attract learners’ mind. They enjoy learning distantly from international teachers and are able to interact with other physically distant learners, as well.

Employment Generation

Online learning is viewed as the trusted model for employment generation as well. Talking on the effective job-creation capacity of online learning, Co-Founder Tutor.NG, Peter Ogedengbe says, “We are extremely excited to launch this platform, online tutoring solves the problem of learning beyond the classrooms and also create employment where smart and versatile graduates can become self employed by teaching online and make a living for themselves, also with the increase in internet availability and affordable computer/mobile devices, student and teachers can now do more meaningful things with their data package.” He is quite justified in his view. With online learning mass education would be followed by huge creation of employment sectors both in teaching profession as well as technological area.

With growing measures of online education organisations will be able to save cost on technical infrastructure, and deliver lectures and training content in much cost-effective ways. This kind of online platforms will act as collaborative junctions to unite expert faculty across the globe, thus providing Nigerian students the scope to connect with world-class education with their meagre resources.

Online platforms like Tutor.NG’s employment of the latest online tools like White Board, Live Video Webinars, Real Time Virtual Classroom, Personalised Content Creation, User Management etc. With this sort of developments in Nigerian education sector the country can definitely expect a bright tomorrow not so far.

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