When we speak of education, we include the classroom teaching in which a number of students are gathering knowledge in different subjects. But true learning takes place when there is no communication gap between the teachers and the students, and where exchange of ideas and sharing of experiences do not experience any restrain. Today, in the age of Telecommunication, we all are fortunate to avail the benefit of technology that helps us connect with people and sources of knowledge irrespective of time and place.
There is no doubt about the fact that, telecommunication and internet as a combined technology has not only changed the way students learn, but also how they develop themselves. Through the help of telecommunications, the conventional classroom atmosphere no longer needs to be confined within the four walls, but can expand to a bigger world where students, teachers, and experts, can interact among themselves across the globe. Those who are still hesitant about introducing telecommunication system and internet service into the classroom, can take a look at the following aspects and re-think on the opinion on this.
Build Up Communication Skills
The first and foremost quality that every student needs to develop is building up communication skills. But we all know that this is a skill not everyone can develop of their own. The virtual presence of people and the different modes of communications removes the fear of interacting people face to face. This enhances the communication skills among the students and they start learning by through demonstration, practice, and written communication skills.
Telecommunication system inspires both the students and teachers to communicate more often beyond the scheduled hours. This way the process of learning and teaching becomes exciting and more relevant. Students find learning to be more motivating as the telecommunication system allows them to correspond with their peers and experts who would have been otherwise inaccessible and unavailable at the hour of need.
Easier and Economical Access to Information
Earlier to acquire relevant information, the only source available was the collection of books that either had to be purchased or borrowed from the library. The process was time consuming, expensive and sometimes not even productive. With the advent of telecommunication service and the usage of internet, students and teachers get direct access to the information that is relevant only to their search. And all this can be done at the wink of an eye and at no extra cost.
Reduces Isolation and Increases Self-Esteem
Telecommunications also help reduce the curse of isolation often felt by the students especially in rural areas. Through the help of mobile devices and widespread networks people can interact irrespective race, physical attributes and abilities or economical background. Behind the anonymity of telecommunications, many shy and self-conscious students could come out of their shell and been able to develop their self-esteem.
Saves on Resources
By communicating through electronic devices, the usage of paper has radically reduced. Moreover, the ability to connect to remote places over the phone calls and video calls have reduced the necessity to meet in person that used to involve so much travel. All this have unanimously contributed in saving the natural resources to a large extent.