Digital learning carries huge benefits: Experts

KARACHI: In the contemporary digital era, the learning environment is not merely restricted to the classroom setting. The myriads of resources available on the internet allow students to access a vast domain of knowledge, which, if used properly can turn them into creative thinkers, speakers at a conference said.

The conference titled School of Tomorrow has recently been arranged here.

“I think rather than deliberating the advantages of the digital revolution of the classrooms we need to realise that it is already here,” said Karachi Institute of Technology and Entrepreneurship founder AfaqueRiaz Ahmed.

Ameen Jan, EDeQUAL founder and CEO said that children are much more willing and interested in learning through digital technology. “Technology democratises the education at a massive level.”

Speaking about the benefits of digital learning, Pakistan Software Houses Association for Information Technology President Jehan Ara, said that young people are figuring out new ways of learning and using technology to solve problems. In a classroom setting, teachers provide instructions to students, said Jan. But that is one-directional learning, he claimed. “We want to encourage our students to learn.”

“It is a presumption that technology causes lack of social interaction between people, we can also use technology to encourage human interactions,” she said.

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