The use of technology in education is not just the use of digital devices – it’s a way to facilitate the interaction between teacher and student, which can improve performance, and, as a result, improve the quality of the educational process. The desire of the younger generation to learn and work is at a record low, and teachers compete with countless entertainment on phones, tablets and laptops. Technologies can be considered responsible for many educational problems, and can be used to improve interaction and increase efficiency.
The introduction of technology in the educational process creates new opportunities for learning. Opportunities for personalized learning and new models of cooperation are emerging, the range of innovative and attractive learning strategies for students is expanding. Pro-papers experts will tell in this article why and how educational technologies are used today, what are the benefits of using technology in the educational process?
Thus, computer technologies allow teachers to create a real life situation as well as significantly increase the motivation of students to learn. ICTs involve students in the learning process, contributing to the widest possible disclosure of their abilities, increasing mental activity.
The use of ICT in the educational process increases the possibilities of setting educational tasks and managing the process of solving them. Computers allow teachers to build and analyze models of various objects, situations, phenomena. ICTs also allow to change the control of students' activities in a qualitative way, while providing flexibility in the management of the learning process.
Computer contributes to the formation of students' reflection. The tutorial gives students the opportunity to visually present the result of their actions, determine the stage in the solution of the problem in which the mistake was made, and correct it.
Modern technologies allow children to become more active participants in the educational process, and teachers create new approaches, methods, models of training and education. For example, a teacher can conduct an online survey at any stage of a lecture to determine the level of mastery of the material being studied.
The learning process becomes more dynamic with the use of digital textbooks, when the student can use links to relevant materials or resources. Children can search for answers to the questions asked, form their position, and then defend it.
Technology helps to engage all students in the learning process, including those who is shy, not self-confident, usually not taking the initiative. Online systems allow you to receive a regular feedback, including student feedback on the availability of training materials and assignments.
Data analysis allows a teacher to easily identify difficulties of each student and assist in time, identify areas where students can compete, and therefore easily adjust each student’s work or group work.
There are many resources for organizing students' productive learning activities. The presence of technology in the educational process increases the variety of options for organization of effective educational activities. Some technical devices use various types of incentives and help the assimilation of information in the process of learning, use competitive scenarios for the point distribution and awards to make the learning process more exciting and attractive. An important condition for the use of such technical devices is the achievement of learning objectives.
Some mobile platforms and electronic textbooks include role-playing games in which students are given the opportunity to present facts and their arguments in favor of, for example, historical figures or scientific concepts. In addition, game technology contributes to the introduction of healthy competition in the educational process. Modern automated learning systems can significantly help in the organization of productive learning activities and realistically assess the achievements of each student.
Automation simplifies assignments for students and teachers and saves time when performing routine, but time-consuming tasks, such as tracking attendance and student learning performance. Modern technological tools simplify the systematization and selection of individual tasks for students, help to track the activity of their participation in the discussion, etc.
The ability of modern technological tools to visualize educational material which is difficult for perception and understanding reduces the cost of time and effort of the teacher to explain it. For example, the technology of augmented reality allows students to create molecules of a complex chemical compound in a virtual environment using their own hands. Due to the presence effect created by influencing the human senses, the technology makes it possible to more effectively demonstrate the process of creating a molecule or substance, rather than a presentation on the screen or a picture on paper.
The valuableness of the learning process increases due to the information in textbooks which usually is quickly updated and supplemented, including by the students themselves. Modern technologies provide access to a huge amount of information, which expands the possibilities of communication and creates a more productive learning environment.
Thus, the free Community-Scratch resource allows you to effectively use both media capabilities (work with music, graphics, etc.), and the team-work on tasks, network interaction, self-organization and other system effects. The group work of students allows to fill the gap between classical and digital culture due to the fact that cultural institutions (libraries, museums, centers of modern art) provide source materials (texts, illustrations, music) for their further use by students in creating games, cartoons and digital stories.

Author's Bio: 

Taillor Maizer is the digital marketing manager at Pro-papers. A writer by day and a reader by night, he's an expert in academic writing.
Taillor Maizer is an associate professor at the Graduate Centre for Academic Communication. He teaches academic writing and speaking to graduate students. Earlier he worked as an editor at Oxford University Press in Toronto. He has a PhD in philosophy from the New School for Social Research and a BA in political science from the University of British Columbia.