The Need for Effective Digital Learning in the 21st Century
The Need for Effective Digital Learning in the 21st Century
by Peter Miracle Ezinne
February 22, 2022
Digital learning is an instructional practice that ultimately helps students. It makes use of a broad range of technology-enhanced educational strategies. While most people often think of digital learning as just the use of digital tools in the classroom, I’d argue that such thoughts fail to capture the purpose of the concept. Digital learning is meant to enhance learning, not simply continue it via a digital means. As the saying goes learning never ends, so digital learning can be seen in companies, medical institution and other aspects of our lives that involves teaching and learning. The Covid-19 pandemic further emphasized the crucial role of technology in our daily lives especially for teaching and learning in schools, at home, in companies, and medical institutions.
THE EFFECTIVE USE OF DIGITAL LEARNING TOOLS IN SCHOOLS: Children who explore open-ended questions with images and logic learn better, as opposed to just temporarily memorizing the textbook. The effective use of digital learning tools in classrooms can increase student engagement, help teachers improve their lesson plans, and facilitate personalized learning. And one of the best technologies for this is the InFocus JTouch INF8640e.
This product creates engaging and interactive learning sessions that take your in-person or online lessons, to the next level. This technology makes digital learning more effective, and it is an all-in-one teaching collaboration and presentation solution. You might be wondering why it is an all-in-one teaching collaboration, and presentation solution. The InFocus JTouch is in no doubt very classroom friendly and helpful to teachers. Let me introduce its interactive whiteboard, which make it possible for students and teachers to brainstorm, capture, save, and share ideas without borders or barriers. The whiteboard is easily customizable. It also uses a complete collection of digital pens, shapes, lines, and colors to create and draw on a giant multi-screen canvas. Teachers can display their notebook via HDMI or VGA & control it from the display via touch using a USB cable. They can also paste backgrounds and images onto a whiteboard, annotate on top and save for the future. Students learning with this technology (JTouch INF8640e) become more engaged, they may not even realize that they’re actively learning since they’re learning through engaging methods such as peer education, teamwork, problem-solving. I would like to share a little experience of mine during my time in the university, in my final year seminar research, I was giving a topic to work on and trust me I worked my ass off on it: I did a good job. I wanted to share that brilliant idea with the rest for the class. You might be asking what the topic is by now. Well, I worked on ONCOGENES which means genes that cause cancer when mutated, I was looking at the future of medicine! Unfortunately, on the d-day, we were just giving one laptop which was controlled by one student who is far from the presentation stage and barely hears you and a projector with blurry display resolution making it difficult for other students to see. I stood there to defend my work, but I couldn’t do my best job because I had no control over the screen. It denied me a good grade in that seminar after all my sleepless nights, the main point here is I got denied of a good opportunity to share my idea with class because my school had no good digital technology. But with technologies like JTouch INF8640e we could have prevented such discouraging experience. JTouch INF8640e can also help expand and customize your platform with any Android application or game which is also a good learning method. The JTouch also has an installed on the touch display, you can easily perform an internet search.
Other tools like Sebelius, stile etc. are also good digital tool for students but JTouch INF8640e is an all-in-one solution for teaching and has other features of other digital learning tool combined.
THE EFFECTIVE USE OF DIGITAL LEARNING TOOLS IN OFFICES: Allowing employees to participate in an executive education process is important for their motivation and an employee who is allowed to progress, acquire new skills, and advance within the company is a more committed employee. The JTouch INF8640e is also a good technology for digital learning in companies. With its included wireless adapter installed, participants can connect and share content securely from Windows and Mac computers, tablets, and smartphones to enhance collaboration and productivity in meetings. With 4K resolution, your images, text, and video will be seen and enjoyed even in large spaces with high ambient light like most board rooms. The razor-sharp accuracy of 1.6mm creates the effortless real experience of writing on paper and pixel perfect text that is clear to read for all in the room. Its 5th Generation touch technology coupled with ultra-fast response and toughened glass, enhances your ability to work as a team. You can use your favorite Video Meeting applications such as Teams, Skype, Zoom and Google Meet; these are very important tools for workers, especially during this pandemic period.
In conclusion the need for the effectiveness of digital learning has become increasingly high after the onset of the pandemic and so I employ ICT departments in schools and all companies even health institutions to ensure that teachers, students, and employees have a chance to use technologies such as the JTouch INF8640e to make learning easier and safer for everyone involved.
We should see the effectiveness of these technologies as a good opportunity to help the future generation. There’s a saying “ Children are the future of tomorrow” and therefore we should give them the best standardized education through digital learning, and technologies like JTouch INF8640e have made that possible