Technology education

How colleges can make good use of Technology

Though we all are living in the 21st century, people are still not using technology to the full extent. Colleges and institutes still practice the traditional ways of accomplishing their work. However, what most of them don’t realise is that using technology can make their job much easier. We had a list of all commerce colleges in Pune and other areas along with some engineering colleges to survey how they used technology to their benefit. The results were not as good as we expected.  So here are some ways in which colleges can make good use of Technology.

Technology education

Use technology in teaching process

I wonder why people still use blackboards in this digital age. Instead of choosing blackboards to write and draw something, a video can be much interesting way of elaborating things. Learning from video or power point presentation can make students much more interested in the concepts and will help them focus for a longer period of time. And the best part of using digital resources is, it can be easily distributed to everyone for future reference. Moreover, it saves time if we compare it with copying notes from the blackboard. Apart from that, the tutor can give live practical examples in the classroom to enhance interaction and boost curiosity.

Embed Tech in various task

Apart from studies college has to carry out various tasks like keeping a record of attendance, or display notice. This all is done manually on paper which again consumes time and paper of course. So to avoid this, open source services like Moodle can be used to manage the different tasks by making a user account for each student. This account can be used to display the track record of the student to parents or may be student themselves. Recording the attendance directly from mobile can help keep a central directory for all the files. Noticeboards can be replaced by digital LCDs or LEDs to spread notices and updates quickly. Managing Library records or railway concessions can be achieved by the same which will give more convenience to everybody and save time. Lastly replacing the traditional ID cards with the new RFID cards can again prove to be useful in integration with the existing system.

Encourage the use of Internet

I have seen many institutes blocking use of the Internet and other devices in the college premises. I can say one thing to all such institutes that Internet is something which you can’t prevent so it’s better you embrace it. Instead of restricting, encourage students to use Internet in every task they perform. Because that is the future they will live in where everything is connected to the grid. Provide them with Internet Lab where they can study more about the subjects and expose them to the vast array of knowledge. By this, I don’t mean that you allow them to misuse it. You can use various software and firewalls to block certain social networking website and other inappropriate websites to increase the productivity.

Make Resources Online


One basic benefit you get when you shift to digital resources is saving paper. Being an engineering student, I know the pain of writing worthless assignments and wasting lot of paper. Instead, students should be made to submit their findings from the practical sessions online on some platform like moodle which I mentioned earlier. Also there are many websites which provide free online courses like Coursera, Udemy, for programming Code Academy etc which can be used by more enthusiastic students. Apart from that, other study materials can be made digital and distributed easily across all students in no time. Making a college app along with website will surely help student to stay in touch with the academics.

So these are some ways in which colleges can embrace the advance technology instead of avoiding it. This will save time, paper, efforts and make the task much more easy. You may argue that using technology will increase the cost, but having a look at engineering and other courses fee I highly doubt that will be an issue. Let me know if you are in favour of using technology in Education sector or not, and if you have your inputs please mention them in the comment section below.


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Benefits of Internet in Education sector

The invention of Internet has brought various advantages in almost every field. The main motive of Internet is sharing of information especially in the Education sector. Internet has proved to be a boon in the field of Education as it provides fast access of information anywhere in the world. You get tons and tons of information just by pressing few buttons and browsing across the web. Let us see some major advantages of Internet in the field of Education.

Easy Access

Nowadays people don’t have to search in books to get information, which was a very time-consuming method. Now you can just search the web directly and easily access all the information. Information for various Engineering entrance exams in India like IIT-JEE, AIEEE etc are available online. No need to attend any career counseling as all the information is easily accessible over the Internet. Even the post graduation exams like Gate exam, GRE and other’s have online Form filling facility which saves a lot of time and efforts. Gate online application has helped a lot of Engineering students to avoid the long queues. Apart from engineering, other fields are also making maximum use of Internet to share information.

Online Exams

Students are already in stress while appearing for examination and the environment of classroom doesn’t help it in any way. But now people have started giving Online exams that helps in reducing travel time and minimize the unnecessary efforts. Generally online exams have MCQ type question which tests the knowledge of students in a better way. Time management is the biggest challenge while appearing for Online exams. One more benefit of giving exams online is, most of the time you get to know the results immediately.

More Information

Books can only provide limited amount of knowledge given that you don’t have access to a nearby library. But Internet has tons of webpages throwing information right at you. You just have to open a search engine, type what you want and you have access to all the info. Most of the information available is free, that is another benefit of using internet. You can also save this information easily with the press of a few buttons. Search engines like Google have made the information easily available by applying advance data mining algorithms which digs through all the data and returns only the important info. Books could only give you information in the form of Text and images, but with the use of Internet you also have access to audio and video.



With the enhanced use of Internet, a new form of learning began to evolve called as E-Learning. Using E-learning is like sitting at home and attending your classes. Digitally completing your homework and learning from video tutorials comes under E-learning. Computers can more efficiently understand the progress and weak points of a student by using complex algorithms. The major benefit of E-learning is you don’t have to go anywhere to complete your education. You can even get a degree online by completing E-learning courses. Many famous education institutes are focusing on E-learning in this Digital age due to its benefits.

So these were some of the advantages of using Internet in the field of Education sector. If you have ever tried E-learning, let us know your experience in the comment section below.


Use Facebook without internet on mobile

Most of us use Facebook everyday as a social networking. So basically you need to have a internet connection to login to your Facebook account. So what about those people who don’t have a internet connection?? or those who have stone age phones like Nokia 1100 which even don’t have gprs connection?? So there is a solution for such people also. So lets see how to use Facebook without internet on mobile.

Just follow the steps given below. And let me clarify that this is a Officially legal method. There is nothing like hacking trick or something.

Use Facebook without Internet on Mobile?

Note: This service is currently available on Airtel, Aircel, Uninor, Idea, Videocon, Loop mobile and Tata Docomo (India)

  1. Just dial *325# from your mobile. Then you will receive a message something like this:
    Welcome to Facebook by Fonetwish.
    Your request has been accepted.
    We will shortly send you a menu,
    please exit this message.

  2. So your message may be similar to the above one or may be not, that doesn’t matter. So now just wait for the login screen.
  3. Now after few seconds it will ask you your email id and password. Just enter the correct credentials and login.
  4. And so in this menu driven program, you can do may things on Facebook like write status, see message etc.
  5. Along with this, you will get message of birthday reminders that too for FREE.
  6. If you want to access all the features, then you can subscribe to one day pack for Re.1

You can check more info about this service on FONETWISH.

If you have any doubt regarding this method, then do post it in the comment section below. Or you can also drop a mail using contact me form.

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