As we humans are gaining knowledge and are learning new things every day, it is important to ‘’update’’ our education system now and again. In fact, throughout the past, education has changed a lot and as a consequence, society has changed as well.
Thanks to digital technology, we can go online almost anywhere and can find information within seconds. Whole encyclopaedias, dictionaries and books can be found online. The need to go to the local library is more and less abundant now through the rise of the internet.
Although, digital technology has brought us great advantages, it also presented us with a numerous amount of ‘challenges’, especially when related to our education system.
School, colleges and universities all use of digital technology. From presenting information through PowerPoint slides on a digital screen to registering and collecting student information. It’s all done digitally these days.
As almost everything is done online and through digital methods, it has changed our education system completely. For example, students (like me) don’t necessarily have to attend classes because what has been taught will appear online anyway. Furthermore, as nearly everyone can go online, there is less need to go to school in the first place apart from taking exams and having discussions with teachers from time to time. The consequence of this is that it can lead to students losing motivation as they are ‘’losing touch’’ with their school, class and teachers. This can eventually lead to students dropping out of school. In addition to this problem, there’s another:
The bureaucracy within schools is having adverse effects in keeping up with the pace of change.
The amount of red tape schools have to deal with is negatively impacting the way that courses are set up and taught to students. The reason for this is because there is still a high level of bureaucracy within schools and that slows down the pace at which they can change things in order to keep up with the social/technological developments that are occurring at the same time. The solution to this problem is to simplify the way that schools are organised and also in the way they carry out their activities and procedures.