How Digital Learning is going to Change Schools and Education
Digital studying is a new technological advancement in the field of schooling that has since presented each positive and negative outcomes. While there have been various benefits including a various way of delivering content and multiplied research capacity, it has been particularly perturbing that there are related addiction and a shift from the traditional to on line learning settings. The outcome has resulted in a discount in the quality of education and college students tend to abscond classes opting to interact with their digital learning gadgets. It is thus crucial to formulate alternative and solution to the developing challenge that is threatening the quality of education in the long-term as the shift from the traditional learning setting become imminent. The recommended policy of change that is relevant in this case involves all stakeholders including parents and teachers engaging in the monitoring of use to avoid overindulgence while ensuring that the learners use the digital learning media for productive reasons.
The area of interest will be on the adverse effects that digital education brings to schools and learning in the traditional setting with reports identifying that the whole system is a waste of resources (Spitzer). The rapid technological advancements that have been witnessed in the past have had varying implications in many sectors of the economy. For the education department and institutions of learning, the implications have had both positive and negative effects (Webs; Quillen). Digital learning has enabled the appreciation of both opportunities and challenges especially regarding the impacts on education quality (Jacob). Notable positives have included providing supplemental material, increased motivation in learning, and facilitation of research (McCoy; Kurzweil; Costley 5).
Among the adverse effects associated with digital learning have been the idea of opting for online rather than traditional learning options and dependence on the gadgets more than other educational resources (Sutton 7; Adhia). Varying amounts of research have since been described to help in averting the implications and ensure that digitalization of education has a positive effect on the learner (Higgins, Xiao, and Maria Katsipataki 7; Argentin et al. 3; Bennett and Lockyer 2).
To overcome the problem, a critical area of change would be assessment of the critical challenges and the assessment of its effect on perceived evidence (Becta 11-22). To counter the negative effects of digital education on learning, it is recommended that teachers and other stakeholders should advocate for responsible usage of the device, enhance familiarity, and ensure that there is monitoring to limit the potential of overreliance (DeLoatch). Overall, the ability to exercise a community of practice would help manage in ensuring that all stakeholders promote quality use of digital technology to bring positive change to both the individual and schools (Olson et al. 39).
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