It should come as no surprise that teachers and professors are relying more heavily on technology to augment lessons and lectures than ever before. It presents opportunities for students and professors alike to discover new ways to use technology that make the entire education process easier.
The role of technology in education has some very specific applications that help accomplish that goal. The resources referenced below can be a great help to students who struggle in their studies or need to discover ways to improve their grades. We encourage students and teachers alike to examine the possibilities for augmenting the learning process that is presented by each.
1: Useful Mobile Apps for Education
Students and professors alike use educational apps as communication, teaching, learning, and collaborative tools. Since nearly everybody has a smartphone these days, it makes perfect sense to integrate the technology with education.
2: Access to Online Lessons, Term Paper Templates, and More
It is easy to find all kinds of study material online. If yours is a popular major, there are sites that can provide specific resources like class notes, online lessons on specific subjects, and even help with term papers from actual college professors and industry professionals. Sites like Khan Academy and Course Hero are examples of the caliber of largely free resources that exist to help students earn better grades.
Students who struggle with writing assignments can get help in the form of grammar checkers, readability meters, and even live help with term paper development. Apps like Grammarly and Hemingway teach students how to make the best use of words. Readability checkers gauge how clearly writers present their ideas on paper. With sites like EssayPro, students can collaborate in real time with a professional online essay writers to ensure the best possible presentation of a term paper or essay.
3: Online Collaboration With Other Students
Can’t find a local study group on a given subject? The solution to this one is right there in the palm of your hand, too! There are numerous apps out there designed to help students form study groups. BuddyUp is one of the best examples.
One of the best parts about free study group apps is the opportunity to get a broad range of perspectives on a given subject. Getting to collaborate with students learning the same material from different sources can provide a very unique perspective, and a deeper understanding, of the subject.
4: Social Media
It should go without saying that social media is one of the best technological resources for nearly all the applications listed above. There are groups along most social platforms devoted to studying and discussion of topics that relate to either specific college courses or similar subject areas.
Facebook and Twitter are easiest to search for content on any given educational subject. YouTube provides the most comprehensive resource for online video lessons and study guides. Twitter is the best for live, real-time discussion. Some professors even conduct after-hours study sessions via resources like Google Hangouts. The interactive aspect of all of these makes social media an invaluable resource for interactive learning.
These are just a few of the ways that online technologies influence not just what we learn, but also how we learn it. Whether you are a student or a professor, we encourage you to explore some of the resources listed above and discover ways the technology can help make the education process easier.