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Technology in Education

Updated: Jun 26, 2018

We live in a technologically advanced world that constantly changes. It is important that our education system evolves with the new advancements to better provide the best possible learning environment for students. While a balance between new advancements and standard practices is necessary, technology is here to stay and we should utilize it in order to help prepare our children for the future.

With technology at their fingertips, students and teachers have access to rich, multi-media content. Students are not limited by their books, but have boundless information that they can utilize and teachers are able to integrate much more information into their lessons.  For example, a teacher explaining the splitting of an atom can enhance the lesson, making it more interactive, by using a SMART board to play a video. Through the savvy use of technology, schools can offer real time video classes over the internet that might not have been available otherwise, or universities can offer online courses making it easier to reach a large student base and lower tuition costs. With the abundance of resources, tools, and devices available, technology can also be used to create a more personalized approach to learning, which will only help students excel in school and make them more likely to pursue a higher education.

Technology has evolved from being a part of the lesson to being a tool for the lesson. Students with internet access, use it at home on a daily basis. Having access to technology enables students to take their existing knowledge and apply it in a controlled setting, helping them to enhance and perfect their knowledge. Standard ways of learning are still very important to a well-rounded education, but being able to offer a combination of technology-driven and traditional learning would be ideal for students and teachers.

Finally, in order to upgrade our education system we must update the school infrastructure. School districts with a sound technology plan are more appealing to home buyers. Setting your school up with an advanced network that can be utilized as much or as little as the district chooses, will help improve the learning experience overall while planning for new technological advances down the road.

It is a challenge to keep up with the ever-changing landscape of technology and it is no longer just as simple as getting an Internet connection; you also need the bandwidth to support all of the devices and students. That is where Millennium Communications Group can help. We can increase your internet speeds by building you your own fiber network or we can do a one-time increase of the speed on an existing network. We can also help you integrate technology in the class room, help manage all the data influx, and map out a network plan that fits the needs of your students, faculty, and administrators.

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