Nowadays, everyone has access to digital devices and internet services. This has speeded up the transmission of information and improved communication among individuals. Most children now have access to some form of a digital device through which they learn or gain exposure to many things. In some ways, children are exposed to digital learning as they connect and adopt different behaviours through their devices.
Therefore, our educational institutes must begin investing in and adopting digital learning. Digital learning involves the use of digital tools, platforms, systems, and applications. Students can be introduced to digital learning through online courses, conducting online research, watching online videos, or using digital tools and devices under a teacher’s supervision. Considering the growing importance of digitalisation globally, digital learning will equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills from a young age. Digital learning will make teaching lessons more engaging as video, audio, and other forms of content can be integrated into lessons seamlessly. Students will learn problem-solving, story-telling, conflict resolution, and peer education on a higher frequency as they have access to unlimited technology and resources.
Students can learn at their own pace and remain motivated as well. In the coming years, traditional teaching methods will no longer be applicable or acceptable. Thus, we must keep pace with the rest of the world and launch digital learning in our classrooms. The education department should have the resources to innovate and invest in new methods to create a better learning environment.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 25th, 2023.