How laptops can enhance learning?

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How laptops can enhance learning?​They say that wheel is the biggest invention in the history of human evolution, it is agreeable to the point of some extent if the world would have been ended in 19th century! Anyone who is living and witnessing the wonders of technological advancement in 21st century, would agree, that the biggest invention of the human evolution is Computer!

And after the introduction of more sophisticated form of computers, the Laptops, almost every single concern of life has been purified and re-categorized! How this device has revolutionized the span of human technological advancement is another story, this text is concerned with the mesmerizing effects of laptops in the enhancement of education and learning.

Online Distance Education:

Online Education may be called the biggest contribution of laptops in the field of education and learning. The concept of Distance Education was not a new one when laptops were introduced but this device has changed the whole meaning and nature of the concept. 

Instead of going to a formal school, attending repeated lectures, preparing heavy notes and giving stressing exams, what you have to do is just plug-in a WI-FI or any other such sort of internet connection to your laptop and from Harvard to Oxford, here you are at the door of any reputed institution of the world! You can learn anything and everything of your interest while relaxing your back in your bed.

Influences on Formal Class Education:

The laptops have also proved to be more than positively effective in terms of Formal Class Education. The use of laptops inside the classrooms was a concept not welcomed in start by some rigid and fundamentalist sort of organizations and tutors. They argued that laptops could diverse the attention of the students, could make them less attentive, and could provide a lot of help for those bad-benchers who loved to cheat. Their argument had weight but not enough to ignore all the positive impacts laptops produced in the process of learning.

Efficiency:

Efficiency is basic advantage of every technological invention and laptops are some of those devices which produce it at maximum.
Draw how does an ameba looks like! Go to library and read some books on Shakespeare’s biography! Gather the information and prepare notes on the functionality of an atomic reactor!
These and all other such demanding classrooms activities are now just a matter of some of clicks and buttons. You have to know the Water Life Cycle or have to collect the bibliographical evidences on Black Hole theory; all is just some clicks away!

Time Management:

The most precious thing you can save in this era is time. And laptops are the best helpers in that concern. You can save plenty of your potential time if you can manage your learning activities on your laptops. No matter how much data you need or how tough is the deadline of your assignment, laptops can help the students meet every educational deadline.

Involvement in Class:

Laptops and other modern teaching aids, if utilized properly, can make a huge difference regarding Student’s involvement in learning. Instead of formal heavy books, with traditional white pages and black & white images, if a student is allowed to learn everything in almost its actual, recent and visual form, it creates a big difference. And laptops make this possible without any difficulty!

Helpful Computer Programs:

Laptops can very well be loaded with many helpful learning software programs. Many organizations have developed custom programs to enhance the effects of laptops on the learning process. Also there are certain software available for various fields of education that help a student quite well. For instance, if you just have an Encarta or a Britannica encyclopedia installed in your laptop, you have an access to almost every general fact and figure of human evolution, right form the time prehistoric to the recent days!

Laptops are lighter than bags! 

Some would pass a smile at that but yes; that is one very important point regarding the disinterest of many students in their studies! Many of the students hesitate to go to classes as they hate to carry several books, notepads, writing aids and other related things with them, all the day long. For a laptop, all you need a good, stylish laptop bag-pack and all your school is enclosed in that!

The only thing to be taken care, about the use of laptops in the classrooms, is exclusively for tutors. Laptops must be introduced inside the class with definite and preplanned preparations, so that the negative effects of the technological diversification could not come over the positive side!

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