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EVOLVE: GO DIGITAL! One methodology for different learning styles

Digital methodology in contemporary times has made learning easy and permeated everywhere 

S Ahmmed

Digital methodologies in schools have made learning great fun and passion. Even though the adaption of smart communicative devices had given hype for digital learning, they still don’t cater to the needs of learning masses. Self-acquisition of knowledge through handsets is permissive but the knowledge shared among mass through learning machine is reflective. Hence, installation of digital machines for effective teaching-learning has gained a pivotal role in effective schooling.

The traditional teaching which is equipped with mere chalk and talk methods has many drawbacks. Majorly it is a time and efforts consuming process. On the other hand, its efficacy of imparting at-par knowledge among pluralistic intellectual standards is theoretically unsatisfactory.

There comes a boon of Digital Learning and it is an hourly need of effective teaching-learning. Digital Learning not only saves time and efforts but also broadens the knowledge acquisition, retention and application.

Digital ClassroomsIt’s high time that the chalk and talk method must not be the reliable teaching style of the 21st century.

A classroom consists of all kinds of students. Its nature’s law that each student possesses a unique ability and their potential differ from each other. No educator has a right to label the child as per his/her intellectuality; rather, the educator needs to understand the fact that a common and conventional teaching can never teach the whole class filled with students of different learning styles.

What so ever mastery the teacher has, it is scientifically impossible to retain students’ attention span beyond 20 minutes approximately in traditional teaching.

The process of ‘Cognition’ is in multiple levels. To comprehend better, we shall divide and discuss it in its two superficial levels:

  • Perception – It possesses the stages of ‘remembering’ and ‘understanding’ – the two main objectives of teaching.
  • Interpretation – It constitutes of two stages – applying and analyzing. These encompass the philosophy of education.

If we apply this whole cognition concept to the pyramidal presentation, we can distinctly compare the effects of both teaching methodologies:

The perception span is referred to those first few minutes of class when learners follow the facilitator’s verbal instructions and advance themselves into the second phase of interpretation. In interpretation, the knowledge imparted by the teacher is processed by students for the lifetime utility or application in real interpretation. The span of interpretation is maximum and fruitful. In digital pedagogy, all sorts of learners’ absorption of knowledge mount from micro to macro levels.

Hence, facts and analysis elaborate the need for evolution in teaching methodologies. It’s high time that the chalk and talk method must But ranging from perception to interpretation, the attention span of learners and energy of facilitators fade away by the time they reach the final few minutes. It’s called Vacuum Span, where teaching-learning becomes monotonous due to various pedagogical and psychological reasons.

In digital methodologies, attention span ranges from warm-up not be the reliable teaching style of the 21st century. There’s an alternative for the present-day education. The idea of digital machines infused in the teaching-learning process is the pathway which needs to be considered by educators now.

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