Entering the modern era like now, almost all daily activities have become easier to do thanks to the ever-evolving technology in education. Technological developments exist in various sectors of people’s lives, including in the field of education.
Cambridge International research through the 2018 Global Education Census shows that Indonesian students are very familiar with technology, not only in interacting on social media, but also for learning needs.
The use of technology, especially digital technology, has been proven to increase student interest in learning. This is because the facilities provided by digital technology are more attractive so that students can avoid boredom when taking lessons.
One of the examples was during the COVID-19 Pandemic, where students could not meet face to face and use online media to attend school.
In times like today, education is one of the important factors that must be owned by everyone. With efforts to develop technology in the world of education, it can help to reach all groups in getting education.
So what are the other applications of technology in education?
The following is a review, an example of the application of technology in the world of education
Examples of Application of Technology in Education
Technology can be used to attract students’ interest in learning so that learning is more effective and efficient.
1. Online Technology in education
Currently, internet-based learning is rife, such as web-learning, e-learning or online learning via video, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, so this is an opportunity for online tutoring to help students who are studying online.
But keep in mind, not all online tutoring is good, so you should be able to choose the best online tutoring that has been recommended by many people.
Examples of learning management systems (LMS) are Google Classroom, Moodle, Edmodo.
2. Administrative Tools
Technology can be utilized as an administrative tool. One of the benefits of digital technology is to improve the organizational effectiveness of educational institutions.
Using a computer or laptop, as one of the digital technology products, can make it easier for educational institutions to manage administrative data, covering student, teacher and school data.
3. Digital Libraries
According to the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) the purpose of digital libraries is to provide smoothness in a systematic development process by storing, collecting, and organizing knowledge and information in digital formats.
Students can access books in digital form and study them, without having to come to the library directly or having to buy books in physical form. This is advantageous because students can study anywhere and anytime.
4. Online Student admissions
New Student Acceptance can now be done online. This is effective for prospective students who are far from the school you wish to enroll in.
Students can register online through the website. Prospective students only need to come to school if they are accepted or have administrative arrangements. This can save time and make it easier for students and parents.
5. Computer-Based National Examination System
The Computer Based Test should be applied to the National Examination (UN) system in Indonesia.
Basically, this system is not only for technology development, but also efficient and more economical compared to Paper Based Tests which have to print questions on paper and also the cost of sending the questions to several schools is not cheap.
The use of technology such as is very lightening. There are many benefits, students are also helped because they no longer need to focus on blackening the answer paper.
6. Student Attendance with Fingerprints
This system can make it easier for schools or universities to record the arrival of students, teachers and staff so that those in charge can monitor discipline. This system can also be integrated with an SMS Gateway or application.
If there are students, teachers or staff who are absent several times, a warning will be given via SMS to the cellphone concerned.