Emerging technologies have changed the educational prospects let’s dive in to explore

Technology has dramatically revolutionized almost everything in our lives including the change in the education industry.

These days, kids grow up with globally connected devices at the home as well as in schools and colleges. But the main concern is that we need to ensure new technologies are put to use in a right way. And for this, we need new generation educators who promote the importance of technology and human interaction.

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How the technology has changed education

Top 10 Positive effects in Education Industry 

Top 10 Positive effects in Education Industry

Emerging technologies



How technology has changed education

Traditional textbook learning has already transformed the learning method to a new technology-driven one.

Among the top trends in the education sector is the increasing use of tablets, laptops, and androids.

Currently, many hi-tech private schools and colleges give away laptops or tablets to their students. 

Information that once was only accessible to teachers in old times is now easily available to the students. Whereas on the other hand teachers are utilizing the technology to replace the old methods of learning. Or rather you can say it’s becoming a necessity of schools, colleges, and universities.

Classrooms are transforming into innovation studios where knowledge is created instead of consumed with more mobility and flexibility.

For example, students can have the access to on-going lectures in the classroom while seating at home how cool? Right.

Here we would be discussing what are the Top 10 positive and negative effects of emerging technologies in the education industry?


Top 10 Positive effects in Education Industry 

It’s quite interesting as the learning method is becoming more virtual, the virtual activities are becoming more physical.

  • The time which teachers used to spoon-feed information is transformed into advanced problem solving, collaboration and communication
  • Using different soft wares, you can synchronize multi-devices to multi-user collaboration and have virtual communication without any long-distance issues
  • As the technology has made learning more personalized teachers and students are creating their own digital content in form of pictures, videos, and animations
  • Cost-effective on training levels as travel expenses, course materials and accommodation are no more obstacle
  • Consistency of delivery is equally balanced as the same material or lecture s delivered at the same pace for everyone
  • The incorporation of artificial intelligence has significantly reduced the administrative load on the educators
  • Technology has made learning more flexible and easier at their own pace, Students can join the courses as per their availability schedule like at weekends or evenings
  • For many students moving abroad for studies is just not an option so with no geographical boundaries he or she can have access to the degree or course
  • The reach of education has become virtually infinite no limit to how many students can attend the lecture
  • It has made learning more enjoyable and effective as a result more and more students can achieve good grades.




Top 10 Negative effects in Education Industry

As the Giant wave of emerging technologies has washed over the education some things have managed to stay the same

  • Educators have not stopped to use analog materials such as using whiteboards, notebooks, and papers
  • The lack of ongoing professional development for teachers who are still not comfortable or prepared to understand the use of technology
  • Failures of personalized learning as teachers are not facilitated with the given tools, they need to accomplish their tasks
  • Failures to use technology effective assessments in colleges and universities for example during the viva you don’t know on the other end the student might be cheating while just watching him answering the questions through webcam
  • Distracting for the students while attending a lecture they might be chatting on Face book or Skype
  • Lack of effective learning tool many students belong to the lower class they are short of essential groceries so how can they take the advantage of technology
  • Due to the use of technologies like sitting in front of laptop screens for a period of time can create medical issues like eye strain, feeling of fatigue, and blurred vision
  • Every time a student needs an answer, he would search it through Google to get an instant answer, but this causes dependence on technology
  • It could result in an unreliable resource of learning no doubt internet is full of information but it can mislead to a false data
  • Lack of face to face interaction and classroom environment and responding instantly.

Emerging technologies

Traditionally classrooms were isolated and all about books, but now emerging technologies have totally changed the dimensions of studying.

  • Natural user interfaces such as smartphones and tablets were the first devices to change the way of grasping smart learning
  • Artificial intelligence-based applications which can track student’s progress by alerting teachers if the student is lacking behind or by sending automatic reminders for assignment deadlines
  • Hands-on experience with Virtual reality and augmented reality for example in the medical field doctors can visualize the internal components of the human body while training through VR/AR
  • Assistive technology for disabled students which can give services like speech to text (Speech Texter), text to speech (iSpeech), word prediction capabilities (iWordQ- US)
  • Online Software or websites helping students who find difficulty in solving equations in Maths, physics, and chemistry such as (Mera calculator, Omni calculator, and Byjus, etc.).



At the present time, technology is not just about a tool or a supplementary thing, in fact, it has become a standard and matter of credibility.

Future of learning in a wide way is driven by technology. We need to ensure that the upcoming generation of educators is capable of using effectively these applications and technologies in the education sector.