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Technology’s Impact on the Learning Experience | Jamil Geor

Jamil Geor on technology's impact on the learning experience.

By Jamil GeorPublished about a year ago 4 min read
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Improvement in technology has led to the subsequent improvement of many fields, such as medicine and education. Electronic devices such as laptops, computers, and smartphones have improved classroom delivery and training. The section below will discuss various ways in which technology has impacted the learning experience.

Multiple up to date Resources

Content that was previously available to users in hard copy, such as textbooks and reference aids, is now available to students at any time. The learners can access all the information they need while working. Skimming through multiple pages makes the learner disinterested. Through improved technology, there is the use of engaging images and sections that are easier to navigate, keeping the learner engaged and interested.

It Has Changed the Learning Perspective

Improved technology has made it possible for people in different parts of the world to access information. In this era of laptops and smartphones, learners can access all the information they need at any time. By making information readily available, more people are drawn to now taking courses that they like.

Multiple Digital Options

Some courses are very practical, and the learner requires training to navigate through. Continued improvement in technology has made it possible to create a suitable video that guides the learner and enhances their learning experience. In addition, downloading information and accessing it offline means that even without the internet, the learner can still keep up.

Availability of Social and Interactive Elements

To maximize the learners' experience, interaction through discussion is paramount. Availability f chat features; group messages contribute to the mentioned elements. Using videos and giving time to receive feedback and open discussions is another way technology has improved the learners' experience.

Improved Mobility, Accessibility, and Flexibility

Improved technology is an advantage not only to the learners but also to teachers. Teachers can create teaching plans accessible through mobile phones. Creating mobile-friendly training means that the learners have the information anytime and anywhere. It also enhances the learning experience; the teacher does not have to sacrifice long office hours.

Improved Concentration Span

Long teaching hours without practical videos make the teaching and learning experience dull. Overloading classes with videos also makes them boring. Improved technology has enabled teachers to capture the learners’ attention by striking a balance between the two.

This current generation is technologically astute. To maximize the classroom experience and engagement, using technology is crucial.

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About Jamil Geor

Living and working in Auckland, New Zealand, Jamil Geor is a skilled entrepreneur, tech professional, and software developer who has more than two decades of experience working with companies ranging from Fortune 500 to startups to build and deliver software solutions. Now serving as the Director of Pattern, a software and technology consulting firm, Jamil Geor first started building the foundation of his knowledge and career at Auckland University of Technology – the third-largest university in New Zealand – where he enrolled in 1997. During his academic career, Jamil studied Business Computing and Applied Science with a specialization in Software Development.

While a student, Jamil worked with AA Insurance Ltd. as an Analyst Programmer who developed solutions and help manage IT infrastructure. Jamil Geor co-founded Cereteq Ltd. in 2002, where he worked as a Developer, offering psychometric and data analysis tools to enterprises both large and small throughout New Zealand. Later, Jamil left to join Deep Animation – where he started as a 3D Animator and Developer it was here that he started working for Go Virtual Medical as a Lead Developer. In this role, which he held for nearly three years, Jamil was responsible for developing and designing most of the platform code for his project while also assisting other developers.

From there, Jamil joined Ogilvy NZ Limited as a Senior Developer before joining SIMTICS in 2009 as Principal Architect. His duties included software architecture, project management, and managing customer and third-party relationships and day-to-day developments. In January 2011, he left SIMTICS Ltd. to found Pattern, a software development consultancy, which he has been running for the past decade.

As someone who’s dedicated most of his career to working in software development, Jamil Geor loves that the industry is always changing. He’s always developing new things and learning more about new business problems by understanding how organizations operate differently. Since there are constantly new developments and improvements, there are always new things to learn and more innovative ways to solve problems and create solutions.

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