Talinda East Africa is committed to seeing that digital learning is made simple, creative and reliable by introducing the digital methods of delivery. Digital learning is replacing traditional educational methods more and more each day. With how rapidly classrooms are changing, it is best to forget methods you may remember from when you were in school and start thinking about newer teaching and learning techniques based on digital learning tools and technologies.
The inclusion of digital learning in the classrooms can vary from simply using tablets instead of paper to using elaborate software programs and equipment as opposed to the simple pen. These days, technology is so heavily ingrained in our day-to-day lives, we don’t even think twice about it – from using contactless cards to GPS technology. This reliance on technology has drastically changed the way young people engage with information; they expect immediate answers and an overwhelming breadth of resources in which to find them.
Today’s students have grown up with technology in a way, unlike any generation before them. But how is this social shift affecting the way they learn in school? Using apps and computer programmes can bring the curriculum to life, providing visual cues that students are more likely to retain. E-learning also acknowledges that each student will prefer to study in their own way and at their own pace, so its flexibility can help students with different learning styles. As explained by – Natalie Peters
Learning tools and technology enable students to develop effective self-directed learning skills. They are able to identify what they need to learn, find and use online resources, apply the information on the problem at hand, and even evaluate resultant feedback. This increases their efficiency and productivity. In addition to engaging students, digital learning tools and technology sharpen critical thinking skills, which are the basis for the development of analytic reasoning. Children who explore open-ended questions with imagination and logic learn how to make decisions, as opposed to just temporarily memorizing the textbook.
Educational tools by Talinda East Africa empowers children to collaborate and work successfully in groups. This is typically done through gamification. Gamification is a great feature of interactive learning because it teaches children playing in a group to depend on and trust each other in order to win a game or achieve their goals. They also promote cooperation and teamwork which are very important skills, in every aspect of life.
Solely delivering content online either through video or animation is still a long way off, but integrating it into a lesson plan or offering independent learning programmes that can be completed in a students own time is definitely a good place to start. Not only does this keep the content exciting, but it helps students to really engage with the content in a way that is familiar to them in their day-to-day life.
Digital learning tools and technology fill the gaps where traditional classroom teaching falls behind. In fact, some of the efficiencies such tools bring are simply unmatchable by traditional learning techniques. From the environmental impact recognized by the need for less paper for handouts and books to saving time with quick access to information and the ease of research, digital learning provides an effective way to cut costs, maximize resources and heighten both reach and impact for students and educators alike.