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The Importance of Technology in Education

Discover how the use of technology in education supports student and educator success.

Technology in Education:

  • Accelerates student learning outcomes, helps to address unfinished learning, and prepares students for tomorrow’s workforce.

  • Empowers educators to personalize learning and efficiently manage a dynamic workload.

  • Supports IT teams as they deploy and maintain a secure, scalable edtech infrastructure.

  • Helps academic leaders advance digital strategies and achieve system-wide goals.



The Benefits of Technology in Education

Technology is embedded into every part of our lives because it provides a wealth of benefits—efficiency, access, connectivity, and personalization, to name a few. The same can be said for the benefits of technology in education when used as a tool for learning and teaching. In today’s blended learning environment, rightsized technology and technology infrastructure can help maximize student learning both in and outside of the classroom and support educators and academic leaders in achieving educational priorities and goals.

Benefits of Technology for Educators

Primary and secondary school educators are steadfastly dedicated to enabling students—each with individual needs and development paths—with the skill sets and mindsets they need to thrive in life and in today’s technology-driven world. Technology can be used as a powerful tool in education to support educators in achieving their teaching goals.

For example, technology-infused active learning experiences can help teachers of any subject for any age develop student social, emotional, and practical skills through the act of completing activities and assignments.

Technology can also be used to personalize learning for students. Content and the delivery of that content can be adapted to the needs and learning styles of individual students. Access to real-time student data can help teachers assess student progress, adjust their approach at a class-wide or individual level, or inform recommendations for specific asynchronous learning opportunities.

[Technology] has really transformed the way I teach, which means my students get to learn things that they normally wouldn’t be able to while developing real-world skills and discovering new ways to communicate and collaborate.” —Samantha Seery, teacher,

Digital and AI-based tools can help teachers maximize their available time and alleviate some of their workload. For example, tools for formative and summative assessments can be used as a first pass at grading, saving educators time that they can direct toward students who need additional support in mastering learning objectives.

Videoconferencing capabilities can extend the teaching and learning environment, enabling virtual one-on-one sessions between a student and teacher, or improve individual parent- and guardian-to-teacher communication through digital meetings and messages while helping teachers be more efficient.

Benefits of Technology for Students

The use of technology in education also gives students ownership over how they learn, making education relevant to their digital lives. With access to devices and digital resources both in and outside the classroom, students are inspired to become problem-solvers, critical thinkers, collaborators, and creators—and develop a lifelong love of learning.

Access to new digital learning tools, such as AI-based applications that adjust question sets and feedback based on student answers or PC-based VR learning opportunities, can help increase student engagement while simultaneously supporting academic development.

Technology also enables students to develop the technical skills and analytical mindsets they need to be successful in today’s educational landscape and in tomorrow’s workforce. Regular technology usage and relevant STEM education experiences can hone students’ problem-solving and critical thinking skills as they learn by doing. Whether they pursue a career in STEM or other industries, developing technology proficiency prepares students for future career opportunities in any field.

Supporting Teacher and Student Outcomes

IT professionals know that edtech is critical to student and educator success in today’s evolving education environments. The right technology investments can help IT teams keep devices and data secure; maintain a stable, scalable infrastructure that safeguards productivity; and enable immersive, innovative learning experiences for students.

Effectively enabling this level of infrastructure starts with digital strategy at the school system level and requires strategic alignment of technology investments with system-level priorities and educational objectives. Digital strategies, including those to advance innovation, inclusivity, educator retention, learning gap closures, and sustainability can all benefit from technology that’s purposefully adopted in service of these initiatives.

It is also critical to understand the day-to-day teaching and learning needs and how and where technology is being used so technology purchases support the flexible and dynamic needs of today’s blended learning environment.

The Importance of Device Selection

Teachers and students need technology that is matched to their learning environments and activities. Well-matched devices provide the performance and capabilities needed for today’s activities with room to grow alongside the students as they progress. Well-performing technology also helps to maximize learning time and increase student engagement because both teachers and students can be actively engaged in teaching and learning rather than delayed by lagging or unresponsive devices or services. IT teams also benefit from performant, capable, and stable devices that require less support time and cost.

When evaluating educational devices consider:

  • Forward-looking skills development needs and learning goals.
  • Device usage inside and outside the classroom.
  • Compatibility with digital curriculum and content.
  • Assessment and reporting requirements.
  • Manageability and deployment options.
  • Privacy and security features.
  • Device functionality.
  • Total cost of ownership.

How Intel Supports Educational Needs

Intel empowers school systems with education technology, solutions, and teaching and learning resources that enable personalized learning, immersive educational experiences, inclusive classrooms, and a secure, scalable IT infrastructure. Learn more about what Intel offers through one of these resources:

  • The Future of Education Technology
    • Learn how Intel is partnering with educational leaders to shape the future of education technology, drive innovation, and deliver equitable solutions that meet the needs of all students—no matter how or where they learn.
    • Explore Intel education
  • K-12 Educational Resources
    • Discover how technology can enable new teaching methodologies, enrich existing curricula, and help students develop the critical-thinking and technical skills they need.
    • Explore K-12 resources
  • The Right Device for Learning and Teaching
    • Find the right device for your learning environments with solutions that meet your students’ needs and your school system’s strategic, budget, manageability and deployment, and functionality requirements.
    • Explore device solutions
  • Information Technology in Education
    • Learn how to transform your schools and better support your IT staff with capable and secure technologies and a wide range of education industry solutions that help maximize teacher and student outcomes.
    • Explore solutions for IT professionals