As technology is spread all the areas and it impacts lives of everyone either students, businessmen, or any other people. As all people are very used to it due to this it is very difficult to imagine life with technology even in the classroom. Also technology as revolutionized education sectors rapidly, but still there are many schools that not implementing or deploy technology in their classroom. With the rapid increase in the technology, we should not neglect that there are still some classroom and school who do not take the advantage of it and do not integrate the device into the classroom. So that here you can find that what is the top barrier that not allows schools to implement technology in the classroom.
Barriers to Technology in the Classroom
It is a very common barrier due to which school management will not go for educational technology. Integrated all classroom with the fully educational technology is much cost effective. Deploy educational technology required a huge investment. The other problem is there is also a huge amount is required for the maintenance of technology as well as there is a need for hiring more IT-related staff in schools. All these things need huge investment from school management. So it is found that low funding is the main barrier to properly implementing educational technology in the classroom like devices, laptop, and smartphones.
Lack of Effective Training
as it is stated above that implementing educational technology and devices is costly for school managements same way schools do not have enough funds that are utilized for the training that how to use that device. All teachers must have trained properly and get familiar with the devices that how to use technologies in the classroom. As well as they are also responsible to explain students properly with these devices. Teachers are considered one of the biggest barrier to introduce technology in the classroom. It is because they do not grow up with this technology and they do not want to change themselves. But many educational institutes have realized this issue and wants to resolve this issue due to which they conduct seminars and workshop for the teachers training and counseling.
Other biggest barrier to adopt educational technology into the classroom is technological poverty. Like schools for low-income families, students do not even think this technology to implement in their classroom because of lack or even no budget with these costly technologies. On the other side, schools will arrange this technology anyhow but if teacher give any assignment as a homework and it required computer and internet to complete that work. But not every student home is equipped with this technology due to which they face the problem.
Resisting Technological Methods
We live in a digital era, where things get shrunk as well as you can found digital presence everywhere. But still that there are people who resist themselves by using technology in the classroom which looks strange or silly to people. There are not only teachers but there are some parents and member of the government will discourage to take the advantage of classroom technology. These people think it is not mandatory and students will learn without it. The only way to reduce these people hesitation is to provide a way in which they are familiar with this technology.
Students’ Computing Skills
Using and navigating digital devices in the classroom is not an easy as it looks. But students of this era are better to handle devices than adult nowadays. But educational technology is a bit different from normal devices. So to stop this barrier we need to get familiar our kids with the educational technology and schools must adopt technology in the classroom. But we also need to assure that for the growing of children we need to get familiar of the educational device to the students so that they get, enhance and increase knowledge by just sitting in the classroom.
Having a lack (or no) vision.
Introduce technology in the classroom give a great presence in the eyes of parents and give a new thinking and vision to the students and other people. But schools with no proper vision can move in an unknown direction. To overcome this barrier use latest digital technology in the classroom to solve the issue and give a clear vision in the eyes of students.
The most critical barrier to adopting education technology in school is improper infrastructure in school. when schools willing to adopt educational technology but still there is the barrier to insufficient network infrastructure due to which school management will unable to support this technology. The main problem in infrastructure is a poor and no internet access. According to the one survey report show that teachers also complain about the internet access and there are 16% teachers who say schools do not provide regular internet access most of the time. The internet needs to run any program and system in the device, so if it is not the available barrier is occur in education.
Our internet is bad
There are many schools that face network and internet problem and connection. Such as in past few months a shark will bite the internet cable under the sea which effects internet signals badly. Just imagine if the internet speed depends on such incident then how the school provides productive learning in the classroom with the help of these educational technologies.
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