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The Impact of Technology on Student Motivation and Engagement

Daniel Rice

Daniel Rice

19 March 2024

The Impact of Technology on Student Motivation and Engagement - Voquent

Various technologies benefit the way students learn.

Tablets, smartphones, laptops, and other gadgets are irreplaceable for modern people who want to be productive and learn new skills efficiently. This article will discuss the impact of technology on student motivation and engagement, as well as the role of the Internet in modern education.

 

The Impact of the Internet on Education

Since the internet has become accessible to more than half of the globe and is constantly growing, access to information has become unprecedented. The expansion of online databases, libraries, encyclopedias, educational websites, and other resources has replaced textbooks and printed educational materials.

The Internet adds efficiency to administrative tasks in educational institutions. Technologies sufficiently boost the effectiveness related to the enrollment process and improve the grading systems on all levels of studying. Teachers get more time to improve the exact teaching process with automated administration, management systems, and heightened teaching techniques.

Such changes cannot be ignored as they directly impact the approach to educational formats.

For students, the ability to learn from any location and through more engaging forms of media has seen a sharp increase in the quality of student submissions, projects, thesis writing, and essay assignments.

 

What is eLearning?

eLearning includes all learning provided online via the internet rather than a more traditional in-person learning experience with a teacher.

The use of eLearning materials benefits teachers as it allows for pre-recording lessons and preparing material for the whole course in advance. Elearning sufficiently saves time as a teacher does not have to give the same lesson to multiple classes but simply shares the recorded lesson as an asset with all students.

Laptop and coffee beside an eLearning graphic.

The growth of the popularity of eLearning was huge after the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Many colleges, universities, high schools, and businesses implemented eLearning to adjust to global challenges. However, the evident success of elearning material has meant that this method of teaching is here to stay.

Among the benefits of eLearning are vast opportunities for creativity in education, mass education via placing these assets on sites like YouTube, and student’s ability to experience a lesson as many times as they choose.

 

Technologies in eLearning that Help to Boost Student Engagement

Since there are many innovative technologies in eLearning, let’s take a look at a few of them to illustrate how eLearning helps boost student engagement and motivation.

Subtitles

Among the variety of practical methods that work in eLearning, subtitles are crucial. Subtitling services sufficiently eases the process of consuming vast amounts of information for students, so eLearning content becomes much more engaging.

Subtitles also benefit those students who need more help with focusing on a subject. For non-native speakers, subtitles become an effective instrument that allows students to understand each detail even in fast and low-volume video lessons.

Students learning on their mobile phones.

Another way of effectively using subtitles in education is to help students with hearing disabilities get engaged in learning. For such categories of learners, subtitles become the ultimate way of consuming educational materials. This form of accessibility benefits 5 -10% of the world.

Voiceover

Voiceovers allow the lesson to be audibly transcribed, as well as the potential to add more information than what is seen on screen. Voiceovers are ideal for online learning courses, and almost any course can apply this function.

Some eLearning courses will also hire a professional voice actor to create an even more engaging lesson, with the script provided by the teacher.

It’s essential to select a voice actor with the right kind of voice for your content – Discover good voices for education here.

However, voiceovers can go even further in engaging a larger audience than ever before…

Dubbing

Dubbing services are used to replace the original audio in the video with a new track. Translating your lessons from one language to a selection of languages benefits international students, as well as eLearning courses that are provided on platforms like YouTube.

Why only allow yourself to teach the speakers of one language when the entire world can benefit from your content? YouTube dubbing has changed the game for content creators who want to grow their global channel, like online education providers.

 

Innovative Assessment Methods

There are many popular innovative assessment methods available in eLearning. Among them are functions such as real-time feedback instruments that add dynamics to communication between teachers and students.

One way to boost students’ progress is by using assessment methods such as digital quizzes, puzzles, tests, and online tasks. Students can even work collaboratively while studying remotely.

The main function of innovative assessment methods is enhancing productivity and bettering the evaluation of students’ progress in their studies.

 

Conclusion

Technologies in our digital age are irreplaceable in education. Together with various gadgets like smartphones, laptops, and tablets, technology impacts education and the approach students take to studying.

Since the COVID-19 outbreak in 2020, eLearning has become especially popular and is still developing. eLearning provides the opportunity to learn without requiring direct interaction between teachers and students.

The use of subtitles, voiceovers, and dubbing has spread learning courses around the world, giving students more choices than ever.

Technology has changed the game when it comes to student motivation and engagement.

 

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Daniel Rice

By Daniel Rice

Daniel Rice was born in Leeds, graduated from MIT, and now lives in New York. He spent more than five years researching modern technology and is writing a book about the impact of AI on businesses. Daniel’s hobbies are retro cars and skydiving.

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