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October 07, 2021 Thursday 12:13:57 PM IST

Go Green, Go Paperless! Next-Gen Education goes Paperless.

Having seen the current scenario of educational institutions across the globe, let us consider paperless alternatives to be implemented in different functions of schools and universities by using educational classroom technology for a greener environment and blended learning through collaborative classrooms. There is a need for a social approach and rage amongst humanity to sustain an eco-friendly and pollution-free environment.

 Trees play a vital role in eliminating global warming, and if we continue to use and waste paper the way we have been doing, the depletion of the human race is not far from now. Hence, it becomes essential, rather a moral duty of the stakeholders of our education system to promote digital classroom technology. Learning knows no bounds. The way of learning has evolved with the change in generations.

Surely, knowledge needs a medium to convey itself, but why does it necessarily have to be costing the environment (paper from trees)? The pool of knowledge can be shared among students through digital mediums in EdTech. While each student today is carrying a learning tablet with them, they can be rendered eBooks and PDFs that include their curriculum/syllabus. The student generation is more comfortable and familiar with using classroom technology, educational apps, and gadgets as compared to books.

Also, instead of allocating memory space on each student’s personal device, these eBooks and PDFs can be made available on the cloud, from where students can access them anytime on demand. Paper books are prone to be lost, ripped, burned, or buried; but naughty students cannot give teachers the excuse of a lost eBook. Additionally, imparting knowledge to students via education technology will forgive the sins that schools have been forging on students over decades of causing backaches due to heavy bags full of textbooks. Adobe Acrobat and Microsoft Reader can be the best tools for paperless books.

What are the Greener Benefits of Classroom Technology?

1. Environmental Preservation

2. More Cost-Efficient Learning

3. Promotes Intuitive Learning

4. Easy Updating of the Academic Curriculum

5. Easy To Analyze the Performance of Students and Teachers

6. Standardization in Education

7. Virtual Classrooms and Learning from Anywhere