How the Burden of Homework Can Be Reduced?
Does homework really help? The word homework itself is very scary. Yes, to start with, homework has been there since our school days and unfortunately, it is not just limited to school, even in colleges and universities, we are bound to do homework that is in the form of assignment. Homework is always stressful irrespective of your academic standard. Rather grades and marks in colleges and universities are more responsible on the performances of the assignments you have been dispensed for.
On a personal note, I find it more nerve-wracking to do assignments after attending 9 to 10 hours of class. I am pretty much sure the feeling is mutual for you all too. So, the question remains –
Does homework really help?
Yes! These assignments do help if given in the proper way. According to the critics and psychologists, homework or assignments should be based on whatever taught in the class. After spending and understanding different topics for nine to ten hours, if teachers assign homework on new topics, then it is undoubtedly stressful. Somewhat homework should be a kind of revision of whatever has been taught in the class so that students do not forget. But standing in the 21st century, students are all burdened with assignments and projects.
Homework should be entertaining. Homework or assignments should be limited, not way too much, where the student would get enough time to spend of their own. This is the high time where policymakers, teachers and administrators of schools and colleges should rethink about the homework they assign. Due to the technological advancement in recent years, there are also different ways like classroom technology and much more where the education can be made entertaining and the students can learn in different ways.
BENEFITS OF CLASSROOM TECHNOLOGY
Standing in the 21st century, technology is dominating globally. As we all know how we can communicate easily with people living far apart. Like that, technology is also affecting in the educational sectors. Textbooks are somehow replaced with IPad, laptops where students get the opportunity to research in depth. Classroom technology also made the learning process more fun for students. Let us know the six benefits of classroom technology.
- LEARNING IS FUN NOW!
Not only students, even teachers, and parents also think that technology makes the study more interesting and fun. Even with the introduction of classroom technology, students can complete theirs at anywhere, be it in school or at their own place. They have the prospect of researching more on the topic which in a way is a boon for the students as they will not be limited only to the bookish knowledge.
- LET THE EDUCATION SYSTEM GIVE STUDENTS SPACE!
In this fast-paced world, parents are not being able to give enough time for their children. With the advent of various apps and various e-learning classes, it has become easier for students to learn at their own pace.
- GET, SET READY FOR FUTURE
No one can deny that we live in the digital world. Students should be well aware of the usage of technology so that they should not feel out of the place in their future. They should be technology pro that will help them to be successful in the near future.
- BE TECH-FREAK
Making a good presentation and presenting them successfully is not at all easy. If the students learn from their school days that will benefit them. College students should be better acquainted to writing emails, learning to differentiate unreliable source from the reliable source on the Internet. If they learn it before graduation that will help them in making their assignments easier in their college and university days.
- CLASS TECHNOLOGY PRESENTING YOU TO DO ALL THE TEDIOUS JOB FOR YOU
Class technology do not only help students, it also help teachers to get their tedious jobs like grading easily. All teachers would agree nothing can be more stressful than grading students’ paper. Hence we live in the digital world, where with the help of technology we can easily solve our tedious job.
- STUDENTS PARTICIPATION SEEM TO BE HIGH
The study shows that about 75% of the students tend to be more focused when they are using technology compared to that of books. Research also says that the retention power of students seems to be more. They seem to have the ability to remember information more as compared to classroom teaching.
FUTURE PROSPECT IN THE FIELD OF EDUCATION
Living in the digital world, there is always a question that what is the future prospect in the field of education? And if your answer is the technological device then you are surely not updated. The future in education will only be involved in cloud and anywhere access. In short, education will be social.
WONDERING HOW IT WILL WORK?
Yes, it is very simple. Starting from class to the homework done all will be done through the cloud and other social access. Teachers will get the opportunity to make their own customized way to teach students, be it PowerPoint, or through videos. Teachers and students will be able to teach and learn anything from anywhere. The education system will reach globally. There will be no burden of homework and assignments as well. Students will get to learn practically.
WILL TECHNOLOGY ADVANCEMENT WILL ONLY BE A BOON IN THE FIELD OF EDUCATION?
Like every coin has its two sides, the advancement of technology in the field of education is also in a way curse too. It will be a barrier between a teacher and a student. There will not be any personal bond between the two which indeed is very much required for every student. There will be no such “friend, philosopher and guide”. The concept of classrooms will change. There will be no stress of friendship, trust, and bonding. Everything will be virtual. The concept of examinations will also change. There will be no existence of classroom examinations. Everything will be dependent on the internet. Schools need to have high-speed internet connection. The requirement of good teachers will be replaced with high-quality technicians. The world will revolve around internets that is the virtual world. If you like the “feel” of paper, then there is a bad news for you. Paperbacks will be replaced by e-books.
To conclude with, classroom technology will be a boon for the students, as they will be free from the burden of assignments and homework. They will have their own time, they will get to explore themselves which is very much needed for the students. They will not be confused about their future prospects which in a way will be a blessing for the students.