Going digital today? The benefits of digitalisation in education
Education is in the midst of a digital transformation. But according to some, the digital transformation in education is going too slowly. Educational institutions face considerable challenges. Many of them are not ready yet, for example. And the lack of digital expertise is also a major challenge.
Nevertheless, the digital transformation in education offers many opportunities. And it is the best way to prepare pupils for the future. With a digital backpack filled to the brim, of course. Because nobody lugs around with books anymore. Below, we tell you why you should go digital today!
The benefits of digitalisation in education
1. Fast, faster, fastest
Digital education is faster than today’s education in nearly every aspect. It is no longer a marathon but a sprint. What about searching for information? You just need to connect to the internet, and practically anything you want to know is available in one click. Something to hand in? No problem. Reports and homework assignments. It can all be handed in digitally, anywhere and anytime. Everything on time, of course. You can check it right away and give your feedback. You see? Faster. It saves time. Time that can be spent on other things, like personal guidance.
2. More attractive. Hello, gorgeous!
Students and teachers alike think that online education is much more attractive. Why is that? According to them, digital education is more fun and interactive. The unlimited possibilities – including video content – make their learning process more captivating. Online education also offers more variety when it comes to lesson materials. Whereas traditional education can often end up being rather dull. So much for an adventure. Having variety makes them much more motivated. There are exceptions, of course. 😉 But most of them are much better able to absorb more of the content. And in the long run, the results will improve. Maybe everyone will be getting perfect marks soon?
You will most likely use an online learning environment when you teach online. This is where your pupils can find their lesson materials and do their homework assignments. It gives you continuous insight into their results. You can instantly see if one of your pupils gets stuck. Or when one of them needs guidance. And you can immediately see if something is missing in their digital backpack.
4. Online classroom. Anywhere, any time!
This digital adventure has put the entire world literally at our fingertips. We just do not know better. And the same goes for education. We are no longer dependent on traditional classrooms. Or workplaces. Everyone can decide where and how they learn, regardless of the time or place.
It can also be fun to invite international students to English classes. Bearing in mind the time difference, obviously.
5. Prepared for the future
The future is unpredictable. And the changes and trends in education are going at a rapid pace. We know that. And no. We do not have a crystal ball, unfortunately. If only we did. Sending your kids well prepared on a journey to …? Who knows what the world will look like in ten to twenty years from now. One thing we do know for sure is that they will be working in a digital environment anyway. Because more and more people are working with all sorts of different devices. That is why having a proper filled digital backpack is more relevant than ever. And preferably one that we can keep filling, helping them stay up to date!
The digital transformation in education
Educational institutions are still somewhat reluctant to digitise education. After all, it is easier said than done. The world is becoming more permeated by technology. And life is taking place online more and more. Yes, education is making great strides. But the digital adventure still requires a lot of effort. Do not worry. We know how to deal with that!
In the following whitepaper, we take you into the world of digitisation in education.