Technology has changed the way education works. While some may complain about it and others may embrace there are definitely a lot more opportunities for education with the use of technology. Since technology has changed education you may not have to go to school for 4 years while sitting in a desk. You can even continue your education or learn new skills without even enrolling in a university.
Here are several ways you can use technology to enhance your pursuit of an education:
In the Classroom
This may be geared a little more towards anyone who teaches but it can still be useful if you ever have to give a presentation at work or at a conference. If you have a classroom you may want to change the technology used to fit your age group. If you are working with younger kids it may be too much for them to do serious coding or complex computer problems. But older kids will be able to program and even handle more serious problems.
If you are in the group of people who do not teach you can always use online polling and survey sites to get your audience thinking about different topics. There are always videos and graphs that can help engage your audience as you present.
In Your Education
There is something to be said about an online education. You can now get online degrees that allow you to work and provide for your family while still going to school. This allows you to not put your life on hold for classes for several years.
If you do not feel the need or desire to go back and get a full 4 year degree you can always take courses and classes online to learn a new skill. There are a lot of people who take online classes when they get home from work or in their free time. Some educational classes may cost money but there are online classes that are completely free.
Reading and Books
If you love books you can understand the frustration of owning a lot of books that take up a lot of space. Luckily these days are over with online books and pdfs. This allows you to look up a lot of resources and read them directly from your phone or other mobile device.
If you do not have that much time for reading you can always use different apps that read books out loud. This is a great way to learn about new things without having to dig into a book. This is also a great resource if you have a desk job that allows to listen to books or podcasts while at work.
Just like you can learn online you can also teach online. There are a lot of overseas companies that allow you to teach English online while working from the comfort of your own home.
If you feel really ambitious you can also start your own course of classes on sites such as Udemy or even YouTube. It may start out as something you do in your free time but it could also turn into a full time job if you stick with it.
Expanding Your Horizon
Whatever you decide just understand that this is all at your own pace and time. You may not have time to dedicate several hours to your education but with technology the option is always there. When you do have the time you can start searching through different online educational resources that will be right for you.
Using technology can help you learn in ways that were not possible several years ago. There are a lot of different ways you can use technology but whatever you choose make sure it is a good fit for you and your current situation. As your life changes you can also change how you use technology so you can keep learning no matter what your situation.