Technology is transforming education with the evolving society. Now a days people Is expanding access through the use of internet where is not necessary to be in the same place to be connected. Platforms are creating linkages between people that encourage collaboration with flexibility. However, not everything is fairy tale. While some countries and regions in the world are using technology to evolve and encourage connectedness despite the place it is also creating disparities in education for those who does not have the fortunate to afford and access technology.
I believe that education and use of technology is fostering authentic learning by opening the opportunity to learn through experience and encouraging creativity and innovation. Therefore, is important to create and generate new opportunities and solutions in spaces where technology is not accessible. Educators need to be motivated to improve education by engaging in professional development and other institutions to collaborate and support new ideas to close the gap.
Digital tools can be effective if integrates to the learning process. However, we must have in mind that not everybody is iterate in terms of technology. The use of a device or certain platform requires specific skills. Simplifying and making easy to use platforms, softwares and other technological tools could help to increase digital fluency and avoid lack of digital fluency.
The use of technology in education engages students in critical thinking, problem solving, links and connections with others. For that reason as educated people involved in the academia, we should try to provide opportunities to those that do not have access to technology for education to decrease education disparities.