There are many obvious advantages to using technology in the classroom. Just some quick examples include improving collaboration and communication skills through tools such as GSuite (Benefits of collaborative learning, 2012). This along with many other examples has made technology a primary tool in education.
Looking further using technology in the classroom, Science is a major adopter when it comes to technology. From the equipment used in labs to the software used for gamification the classroom. There’s one technique that has many advantages, virtual labs. The four major benefits that come along with using virtual labs, flexible access, instant feedback, cutting edge technology and cutting costs (LYNCH 2018). Using this type of technology helps some students gain access to certain equipment that normally they would not have access to due to the costs that come along with it. This gives students the extra edge and experience when it comes developing their skills for this type of profession. Students can access the labs from any computer which makes it possible to create online programs in many areas of Science which again gives people the opportunity to gain experience that would normally not be able to. Also, not to mention the prevention of any serious safety risk when running experiments for labs.
There has yet to be a downside determined for this type of classroom technology, it would be difficult to outweigh the advantages of using this type of technology in the classroom (LYNCH 2018).
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Lynch, M. (2018, April 23). 4 Benefits of Virtual Labs. Retrieved from https://www.theedadvocate.org/4-benefits-of-virtual-labs/