How does Technology Help Improve Classroom Engagement

Education Technology Insights | Friday, September 16, 2022

Educators face the challenge of maintaining student engagement in the classroom and beyond because of the rise of blended learning.

FREMONT, CA: Now, educators are eager to invest in technology that does more than keeping the classroom doors open. Technology is expanding the role of edtech in facilitating educators' efforts to provide students with rich, genuine, and individualized learning experiences. It requires classrooms to have the appropriate equipment, which allows for a near simulation of in-person instruction for distant students. And it also helps keep students actively involved in learning through interesting methods.

Blended learning has become the norm in the education industry, ushering in a period of dramatic change. Interaction, student engagement, and digital learning benefit from using cutting-edge video conferencing technologies in the classroom. To provide a learning experience that grabs the imagination and is as similar to in-person learning as possible, AI-powered whiteboard cameras, for example, give teachers a new way to share knowledge with their remote pupils.

Working together is crucial

Kids need to work with their professors and classmates, connect with one another outside of class, and actively participate in class debates inside and outside of school. You can't do this without high-caliber sound and visuals. Quality headsets for individual workplaces serve to muffle ambient noise and reduce distractions. Webcams allow for real-time, face-to-face communication between students as if they were in the same room. It allows for more fluid scheduling throughout the school day and facilitates communication between students, faculty, and staff.

Facilitating well-being and comfort

It's crucial that students feel at ease in the classroom so that they can focus on their studies without interruptions. Technology influenced by ergonomic principles is facilitating this. Students can set up their desks and computers wherever is most convenient. Split keyboards are another alternative that facilitates natural arm and wrist positioning and relieves strain on the neck and shoulders. Students can reduce the strain on their bodies while maintaining the same level of productivity by adopting a more natural posture.

Lets students think creatively

Students are becoming more self-reliant and active participants in their education thanks to technological tools like interactive tablets and pens. Every learner is unique and has their preferred method of absorbing new information. Providing students with various ways to express their creativity can help combat the one size fits all mentality that permeates many classrooms and discourages students from participating in the learning process. Students are more likely to remain interested in their studies if given more control over their learning experience.

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