New technologies, such as social media, cell phones, digital devices, and apps for almost everything, have sparked fierce debate. On the one hand, there are those who fiercely favour technology and cannot picture their life without it. On the other hand, some people are devoted to traditional consumption and cannot operate without it. While most individuals are receptive to experimenting with new technology for socialising and pleasure, there is understandable apprehension about adopting new technologies to improve education.
A lovely example is the digital classroom. Learners can use their preferred device to access their school’s learner management system, download their work notes or homework, compose their essays or complete their digital self-marking tests, and submit everything online so that it can be recorded and analysed by their teacher. While life’s strains and worries will never go away, digital technologies can alleviate some of those difficulties such as those created by a lack of time, and ultimately save us time in today’s fast-paced world. This is where Oxford EduZone shines as a vital tool for future-proofing classrooms by aiding teachers with planning, instruction, assessment, and tracking, eventually saving them time.
While the digital world may appear to be a terrifying and chaotic place where an abundance of information is available at the push of a button, it is comforting to know that there is a source of well curated knowledge that is relevant and dependable to aid in teaching and learning. Gone are the days of spending hours scouring the internet for appropriate classroom topics. Instead, why not design a customised process that is tailored to the needs of your learners, allowing them to successfully explore the information while being interested, stimulated, and driven to learn?
EduZone, the all-in-one digital hub built by Oxford University Press Southern Africa, provides learners with access to all the content they require for their classwork. Students can access their eBooks here at any time and from any location, whether online or offline. Oxford EduZone will be the platform to catapult digital learning in South African classrooms, taking knowledge and learning even further with the move towards a digital future, one that may witness many more disruptions like as those seen during the Covid-19 pandemic.