Once study was not a very interesting thing for many a student. The monotonous lectures of the teachers did not attract the students very much especially in the rural areas. Many students were coming into school but were not getting the interest in studies. New technologies are changing the scenario to a great extent.
Necessity of using technologies in rural areas:
Often it is seen that the students of the rural areas do not get adequate text books and other study materials for study. In fact the quality of teachers and teaching technique is not up to the mark in these remote areas. Therefore, the implementation of various new techniques in these rural schools will help the students to learn easily.
Once there was the concept of black boards where the teachers used to teach various subjects by writing or drawing it with chalks. Sometimes, they used colorful chalks to make classes more interesting. However, the technology of digital boards has made teaching quite easy for the teachers and the students also understand the subjects in a better way. The techniques like multimedia rich, curriculum mapped, 3D contents etc. have made the class room environment much more participatory and inclusive. The teachers will give the questions in the big digital board. The students will have their own devices in hand by which they will give their answers. It will help the teachers to asses many students at a time quite quickly.
Moodle is one of the most popular software which can help to get an e-learning platform. By the help of this software the students will be able to access Discussion forum, assignments, grading, online quiz and many other interesting things. Overall, it will help the students a lot in self study. With the help of these kinds of software, studying will be extremely easy and at the same time it will be entertaining also. The students will be able to download necessary files related to various subjects from this software.
Tablets are the gadgets like mobile phones though it is little larger in size. There are various apps related to education of the schools in these apps. In various rural schools, students are given these tablets which help them to understand the subject matter in better way. With the help of digital annotations, loud reading, and built in dictionary, reading with the help of a tablet is much more interesting and active than reading with a normal text book. If necessary the students will be able to connect the tablet with internet and thus they can gather more information.
It has come to light that, mobile phones are available to the students even in the rural areas. Now there are lots of mobile apps which can help in teaching and study. So, in various rural area schools, this device will be used more and more. Now, the students can avail 3G and 4G internet connections also in their mobile phones. It is helpful for them to gather more knowledge from the internet. Mobile phones are one kind of gadget which can be used in both inside and outside the classroom. Therefore, a good communication can be generated between the student and the teacher.
All these upcoming technologies will help the rural students to get more information about various subjects and they will find study much more interesting.