Rapidly increasing use of digital learning in education sector has now gradually started replacing the traditional educational methods. The way teachers and students becoming acquainted with the technology, soon most of the teaching-learning practices of older times will become obsolete. The newer teaching and learning methods will be based on digital learning tools and technologies. The inclusion of digital learning in the classrooms vary from using tablets instead of paper to using elaborate software programmes and equipment as opposed to the simple pen. Some of the benefits of digital learning over traditional methods of learning are as follows:
Nurturing self-directed learning
Digital learning tools and technology enable students to nurture self-directed learning skills. Various resources available online help students to identify the content as per their requirement in video, presentation or pictorial formats. These resources help them learn quickly, apply the information on the problem at hand, and evaluate resultant feedback. Such a study helps students increase their efficiency and productivity. Moreover, digital learning tools and technology along with engaging students sharpen their critical thinking skills, resulting into the development of analytic reasoning.
Making Students Self-Motivated and More Accountable
Digital learning is far more interactive than the traditional methods of learning. It helps students to understand the concepts in easier yet effective way. They need not to read voluminous textbooks or one-sided lectures. Online content provide them better context, a greater sense of perspective, and more engaging activities than traditional education methods. Such an engagement with the studies is self motivating for the students as it allows them to connect with the learning material. These interesting and involving ways to understand the concepts and theories, lead to better retention rates and test scores.
Increased involvement of educators and parents
Digital learning tools and technologies help teachers to manage their students individually. The online assessments of students’ learning levels help teachers to develop their strategies according to students’ needs and with an eye on every student’s areas of poor performance. The opportunity to customise learning sequences for each student will make education more productive by closing learning gaps and accelerating progress.
The same is true for parents as they need not to visit the schools to know performance of their wards. With just one click, parents can know about the areas where their children are lagging behind and a comparative analysis between previous and current assessments.