You would have come across many flyers and advertisements about, learning centers are following, a ‘Digital Learning day’ on or ahead of the 13th of March. What exactly is that? And what does it have in store for us? Is it really helpful or just one of those ‘Days’ people celebrate to show-off? Here is all you need to know about it and what makes it so unique.
What is Digital Learning?
Digital Learning is the efficient use of technology to strengthen and enhance students’ learning experience. It is the use of multiple tools, applications, and the internet to empower teachers and students alike. It is a platform to have access to course content online, high-quality instruction, feedback through online and formative assessments, opportunities to learn anywhere and anytime. It also facilitates individualized instruction models to ensure all students fully develop their potential and succeed in their studies and career.
Observed on the 13 of March since 2012, Digital Learning day provides a pavilion for education leaders – companies, institutions, teachers and students to highlight great teaching practices. It is a platform to showcase innovative educators, guides, and instructional technology affairs that help enhance student outcomes. It is when faculty and institutions realized that Digital learning is not about technology but learning, it is not about computers replacing teachers but increasing the role of teachers in the classrooms.
Why is it so special?
Digital Learning day promotes the efficient use of technology to improve the overall learning experience. With so many new digital devices, software and mobile apps continuously launched, it’s difficult to keep up with the newest and greatest improvements in school technology. With the use of modern advancements in technology, educators are doing pretty amazing things in the classrooms and even out-of-class- activities and programs. The sad part is, these innovations are limited only to a small number of schools and groups of people. Digital Learning Day aims to spread innovative practices actively and guarantee that everybody has access to excellent digital learning opportunities irrespective of where they exist.
It is a means to reform the entire education system by building equality and path to institutional opportunities, growing effectiveness and potency of teachers and leaders. It facilitates the provision of student-centered learning to assure that students are school and career-ready by the moment they finish their studies. It also helps recognize teachers as better education designers.
Why should you care about it?
With so many advancements happening around, you always stumble upon a new App or device every day. It seems like everything is getting modernized and keeps wonder what the digital era has in store for you. Digital learning is all about preparing yourself for your future in the digital age and technology you will be living with. With the use of technology in the classrooms, this is possible. You have access to various resources and tools for learning and honing your skills. It becomes easy for you to stay connected with your classmates and teachers irrespective of time and distance.
Working with gadgets and software will not only be a part of your daily lives as adults. However, it will also be a necessary part of numerous career paths. Knowing how to use them appropriately is an important aspect in this increasingly connected world.
Having the latest technology in the classroom allows you instant access to the latest news, information, statistics, etc. answers to every question are at your fingertips, you are always connected with what’s going on around and are always well informed with the most up-to-date information.
Having digital textbooks on your mobile devices keeps you more organized and gives easy access to their materials. No one likes lugging around with heavy books. Digital textbooks are regularly refreshed and often more expressive, efficient, productive, and a lot cheaper than those heavy old books.
The first advantage of digital learning is its adaptability and versatility to differentiated education. For instance, technologies such as podcasts and vodcasts give you the possibility to study at your own speed and the right to go back and relearn content whenever you want. It could be especially useful for our particular friends with learning difficulties. Some may need additional support with intonation and describing general vocabulary. Others may have difficulty reading and reviewing complex texts.