Evolution of technology for learning
Discuss how the evolution of technology has paralleled advancements in learning. Do you think technology is more beneficial for the formal or informal learning environment? Why? How will technology advance your learning in the future? How will technology advance your teaching in the future?
In ancient times, word of mouth was the only form of communication. Therefore, learning was verbal and is still the case in some countries today. There are reports that in ancient Greece, education was done by word of mouth.
In those days, people used to learn through poems, songs, and plays. The majority of people would recite poems only by listening, and not reading. The Writing method was less effective. However, by the end of the 15th century, writing started to take its course as the next form of learning.
According to reports, writing fossils were discovered in ancient Greece and India. By the 18th century, the use of blackboards and chalkboards as tools of learning had grown in popularity to imaginable heights.
By the end of World War 2, the United States Army adopted projector technology to conduct military training. These projectors were then replaced by high-tech projectors equipped with inbuilt software programs popularly known as PowerPoint.
Something you should know is that despite all this new technology, nothing comes closer to oral communication as a mode of teaching.