One of our primary concerns as an institution is to develop a model in which the student is capable of interacting with an ever-changing world. Ultimately, we hope to form an individual who not only understands innovation, but is also able to work with it and adapt to it.
The following are the three key benefits brought about by an educational model that incorporates the use of new technologies.
1. GLOBAL VISION
If you want to be successful in today’s day and age, you must create a global vision. This applies to both your personal and professional life. In the professional sense, those individuals who were brought up in a world of evolving technologies find it much easier to adapt to modernity and innovations as compared to those who experienced a different upbringing. This carries over to one’s personal life as well.
Modern globalization has allowed for a worldwide network that has surpassed physical and mental borders; the exposure to technology in a child’s early life is crucial because it acts as a fundamental piece in promoting the child’s instinct to learn and be curious. By doing so, it encourages and prepares children to interact with those of different thoughts and beliefs, facilitating the development of individuals who are tolerant, empathetic, responsible, well-informed, and capable of staying true to their values in a world of contrasting viewpoints.
Technology is a great tool to share information; it is through digital applications that we are able to optimize communication channels and thus benefit all parties involved in the educational system, including parents, teachers, and students.It is essential to teach our students to be responsible with the use of technology, always advocating an open mind seeking to learn.
At the end of the day, technology should be another learning tool that helps them problem solve. Research has shown that the use of new technologies is not only good in itself, but that it also helps foster things like teamwork, curiosity in learning, and creativity. It stimulates a component in the student’s brain that has previously been dormant.
Teachers also find the use of new technologies in the classroom extremely beneficial. It allows teachers to enhance their personal work and to better track and evaluate that of their pupils. With modern technology, teachers are able to create more interactive discussions with their students, thus fomenting creativity in school. This creates a more ‘attractive’ learning experience for the students, and can be the source of a new-found motivation within the individual.
The use of new technologies for keeping track of students’ success allows for parents to have a closer watch of the development of their children. Different digital applications make it possible for parents to track down their kids’ activity and development.
3. DEVELOPMENT OF ABILITIES
As mentioned before, one of the biggest impacts that the use of new technologies can have on the modern-day student is that of stimulation. The use of digital applications can provoke the following abilities in the individual: strong perception, reasoning, adaptability, curiosity, critical thinking, and creativity.
An integrated educational system must be open to the use of new technologies in order to achieve the status of the great Vanguard model.