Edtech is the combination of IT tools and educational practices aimed at facilitating scalable individualized learning. It comprises the whole world of computer-aided education and training, along with the use of digital tools and resources.
There are numerous advantages to educational technology. Students learn at different rates, and from diverse ways. Efficient reading is best for some students to gain knowledge, while others rely more on audio visual materials.
These tools deliver personalized learning and training that can automatically adjust to an individual’s learning competence. Edtech combines educational theory and technological innovation to meet the learning needs of students.
The use of edtech allows students to increase their level of technological literacy. It also encourages learning outside of the classroom environment.
Edtech has expanded from early usage in elementary school to college degrees online. This technology equalizes standards, and enables access for all, resulting in the democratization of education. (1)
Digital learning tools include any program, app, or technology that can be accessed via an internet connection. (2) These tools make use of a broad range of technology-enhanced educational strategies. Digital learning encompasses online learning or e-learning. (3)
Online resources are available on the web, and will allow a student to proceed with studies off campus. Student should make a schedule for these studies, and find the appropriate websites. Self-motivation and persistence are requirements for online learning. It is important to create a working space, and reduce distractions. This will allow one to readily focus on the work to be done.
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Author Recent PostsAnnie Laura Smith, Former Learning Skills Specialist, University of Texas, DallasAnnie Laura Smith was a Learning Skills Specialist at the University of Texas in Dallas, and taught a course there on Efficient Reading. She has an M.Ed from the University of Florida, and taught at the University of Texas at Dallas. the University of Alabama in Huntsville, and the University of Florida. REFERENCES (1) Daley, Sam, “What Is Ed Tech?” Education Technology: What Is Edtech? A Guide. | BuiltIn (2) Digital Learning Tools https://provost.howard.edu/DOL/digital-learning-tools (3) Top On-line Learning Platforms https://www.softwareadvice.com/online-learningplatforms (4) Spache, George D. and Berg, Paul C. The Art of Efficient Reading (New York: MacMillan Publishing Co.) 1984:10. (5) Langan, John. Reading and Study Skills, 5th Ed. (New York: McGraw Hill, Inc.,) 1992:393. (6) Rauch, Sidney and Weinstein, Alfred B. “A Slow Look at Speed Reading” Journal of Reading (Feb. 1968): 355. (7) Zorn, Robert L. Speed Reading (New York: Barnes and Noble) 1980:106. (8) Lewis, Norman, How to Read Better and Faster, 4th Ed. (New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Publishers) 1978: 51. (9) Spargo, Edward. The College Student: Reading and Study Skills (Providence: Jamestown Publishers) 1983:33. (10) Doyle, Dennis. “Reading Better and Faster” http://english.glendale.cc.ca.us/speed1.html (11) Kuther, Tara, Ph.D. “Reading: Improve Your Comprehension and Efficiency” http://gradschool.about.com/cs/reading/a/read.htm (12) Spargo, Edward, The College Student: Reading and Study Skills (Providence: Jamestown Publishers) 1983: 53-68. Latest posts by eSchool Media Contributors (see all)
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