The world is elvolving and so are so many relatable things. Technology and Education we all know have also taken the larger part of the average developing African countries.
Nevertheless the most encountered problems with setting up these standards in a typical rural area might set back the decision. Yet, Education is a necessity and should be promoted amidst huge and small setbacks.
For the purpose of this article, it is important we define some terms.
Technology: This simply means the application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes, especially in industry. Likewise it also means machinery and equipment developed from the application of scientific knowledge
Promote: This simply means to raise, advocate, urge on behalf of something or someone.
Education: The process of teaching(formally or informally) or imparting skills, knowledge, ideas on people
Rural Area: “Rural is defined by level of development relative to urban areas, such as provision of services or issues of poverty and equality.” Wood rightly said. It equally Pertains to less-populated area.
Have laid those out, it is proper to affirm that technology would go a long way to raise the banner of standard and level of knowledge in less populated area.
How Can This Be Achieved ?
The world is continually evolving around technology and ICT. Rural schools could benefit maxmumlly from the use of technology if it is well understood, easily accessible and accessible.
Data digitalization makes learning easier and faster. It improves the efficiency and speed of learning since multiple student could be monitored easily without any form of manual bias and error.
Technology provides accuracy which makes it impossible for any form of error in the teaching learning process. It saves time as lots of different topics are covered already ranging from researches to simple day to day questions. It bridges the gap of lack of books for some particular courses in these rural area as few of them has book shops and or library for researches and the likes. They navigate through sites in search of infomation without having to rely on the teachers and elders for limited and false information thereby prompting their intelligence and skills even more.
Also, the use of technology opens a wide source of connectivity to rural students and other students round the region. Technology doesn’t just connect, it creates an avenue for people from different walks of life to share ideas, know and learn form each other. Using the popular audio visual gadgets one could as well bond with a stranger merely by discussing online. Friendship with similar ideas are forged this same way.
In addition, most online companies like Google offers affordable online courses for all and sundry without any form of background or nationality bias. This is a good way to streamline inconsistency from rural students as these online courses could be studied at ones pace without having to worry about sudden and unplanned inconveniences. Equally it would give older and engaged students ample opportunity to meet up with their fellows in school without having to wait extra years or months.
The popular cliché which says “all works and no play makes Jack a dull boy” Is well considered in technology as there are multiple streams of educative and fun games. Students who engage themselves in these mind engaging games are likely to perform better in calculating courses. So, in as much that technology offers services it equally offers mind reliefing fun.
The benefits of Technology in rural area could clearly not be over-emphasised as it guides, direct, corrects and help students navigate past their physical boundary into a wider range. It gives room for a large audience as well for promoting of one’s personal, cultural and spiritual interests.
Provided that technology is made accessible to the residents in the rural areas, so much would come into play as this would do more harm than good in the society provided these technological resources are affordable, accessible and we’ll understood