In today’s world, technology has created a great impact among the students. Even small kids know how to operate technological devices and they are smarter than the adults. Children spend most of their time in playing games in mobile and are more addicted to the Internet. They prefer visuals than hearing to the verbal lecture. Hence many schools across the globe have introduced smart classrooms and interactive classrooms.
Numerous education portals, education websites and education apps have been developed to create a technological bond between students, teachers and parents. Technology has brought in a drastic change in the field of education. Interactive text books, e-books, web based tools and voice recognition software are the effective tools that are used for teaching and learning.
In UK, many schools have made design and technology programs as a part of curriculum for developing the problem solving skills and improving creativity of children. Students prefer mobile, laptop, Internet, videos and social media for clarifying their doubts and for performing their tasks. Online education is framed with the motive to break the skill gap and thus has gained attention of the students worldwide.
Adaptive learning, virtual classroom, Massive Open Online Course(MOOC), synchronous learning, asynchronous learning, blended learning, flipped classroom, self-directed learning, learning management system, cloud based learning, mobile learning, course management system, e-learning and Gamification are the technological concepts that teachers need to know for training students of this generation.