An educated workforce provides the business world with intelligent prospective employees who want to leave companies better than they were when they arrived. Thankfully, technology has made it even easier to achieve a quality education with concepts such as online learning and live streaming taking the frontlines. How are today’s students utilizing modern technology in the classroom?
There are many benefits to using technology in the classroom--many of which also translate well into the workplace and business world. We’ll walk you through some of the best ways technology has evolved to fit these landscapes.
Teaching Methods Are Changing
You may fondly--or not so fondly--remember sitting in a classroom, being talked at by an instructor for hours on end. While traditional lecturing is still a thing, technology allows instructors to augment their classroom practices and teaching methods to suit the class’ needs. You can watch videos, visit websites, and even include some live streaming of current events or other media.
On-site education comes with a lot of expenses that must be considered. For example, if you attend a college or university with the intention of staying on-campus in a dormitory, you’re paying for boarding. Throw in the operational costs of maintaining classrooms, buildings, and other facilities, the college needs to come up with millions of dollars a year. These costs are inevitably passed on to the students. If you were to attend your classes online, however, those expenses become less important.
Online learning is a more convenient option for many students, especially those tied down by jobs or geographical location. The Internet provides access to all sorts of learning management software, which is hosted in a virtual environment and accessed remotely via a student’s online credentials. Systems like Blackboard offer dynamic learning capabilities, including message boards for discussion, and online space for storing and sharing documents.
But What About Business?
Just like online learning, businesses can take full advantage of the cloud to share information and collaborate like never before. If you can think of a service your business needs, chances are that there is an online service that can augment it somehow. To learn more about solutions that can improve collaboration and productivity for schools and businesses, alike, call us today at (781) 715-1900.