Recent Advances in Technology & Its Effects on Higher Education

Meenu Pandey, Prabhat Pandey


The technology available to the generations preceding this generation pales in comparison to the technology available to this generation. The methods of education have also changed from generation to generation. There is a direct connection between the technology available and the education practices. All of the technological advancements made in education have allowed students to access vast stores of information and because of these advancements it became easier to get by without learning, and, on the other hand, learn in a much more efficient way.

One of the techniques to improving the students’ meets the academic needs and helps them developing English language skills is providing multimedia during the process of teaching and learning in the classroom. Multimedia classroom provide the students chances for interacting with diverse texts that give them a solid background in the tasks and content of mainstream college courses. The writing aims to find out some advantages of the use of multimedia in the classroom. Also, the involvement of technology in the classroom cannot denied giving positive point to improving the quality of teaching and giving more various techniques in teaching a foreign language. The research uses a qualitative method giving a deeply description using multimedia in the classroom. The difference between a traditional classroom and multimedia classroom has been drawn in this writing. The writing shows that there are some advantages in teaching English using multimedia as a technique in teaching process in the classroom. Through the media the teacher could give more opportunity to students to express their opinions and enjoy during the course. The highly presence and motivation also bring positive aspects to students so that they can improve their skills.

Keywords: Multimedia,  Technology,  Classroom, e tools ,Blogs, Skype ,Twitter

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