Technology has a big impact and revolutionized the way people live and work. It has become a necessity, if for a day we are deprived of electricity we feel our lives have come to an end. We are now depending a lot on electricity and have reached to an extent from where there is no return is possible. Technology has allowed us to unleash many hidden secrets of the universe and has put many interesting challenges for the people like traveling to the moon and going deep in the ocean.
Technology has captured all imperative aspects of our lives. Revolution in industries was the result of the introduction of machinery. Now, the entire workforce on earth is directly or indirectly linked to technology, millions daily reap huge benefits from technology. Education is one sector that demands technology to the maximum. Technology very smoothly fits into the academic activities going on in schools. With technology in schools, parents can keep a stricter eye on their kids as the school administration has the contacts of parents and they can be immediately informed if the kid bunks school or arrives late. With the help of voice mail, the parents are able to keep informed about the progress of their children. It has also facilitated teachers to a great extent. They can send homework to the students from home, receive assignments online and even grade them on the computer.
Colleges and universities have experienced more advantages than schools. These institutes have made online libraries on dedicated networks. These libraries have all the courses and much other relevant information. Students and teachers are given access to these libraries. Using the sources of online libraries the teachers can prepare better notes and lectures for the class whereas the students have unlimited access to books and journals that greatly helps them in understanding the subjects easily and more independently; the students can even search for term papers.
The workflow of the educational institute’s administration is also made simple due to technology. They can maintain students’ profiles on software. With exclusive online facilities, the students are allowed to register for the coming session or the classes. Several student-teacher communities are made online in which students are encouraged to question the teachers about the problems they are facing in their subjects. Student council body forums are also generated that hold lively sessions amongst students related to progress they wish to see in the institute.
Now it is a trend for all educational institutes to have a web presence. This web presence allows the school or the university to be available for service to the entire world. They update their websites with coming admission dates, available courses, fee structure, and also introduce to the staff. The best aspect of these websites is that they display the coming events and happenings in their schools, like this if there is a seminar coming up on fashion design in the college auditorium the interested students would know.
Constant technology improvements are being introduced in the educational sector to create more and more facilities for the students and the teachers.