The best way to learn a new technology is by exploring it through play. When a student is using a new technology, they are getting hands-on experience which will help them retain the information better and have more familiarity with the product. Additionally, by being able to explore on their own. Students are not as intimidated as they would be if they were just given a stack of textbooks and expected to read everything.
By exploring a new application in this way, it is possible to find its possibilities and limitations. The person in question will be able to try out the software in their own time in order to figure out what works for them and what doesn't. This allows them to understand if they need additional training or just need more practice with the software.
Learning is most often associated with studying or memorizing. Technology, although it can be complex, is not something that people find difficult to learn, but rather it's an activity that needs exploring through play. Research has shown that people are more likely to enjoy learning new technologies through playing with them than they would by reading about them or watching videos of how they work.
Play helps to develop a "growth mindset"
The idea that no one is born with all the talents needed to succeed, but rather you can learn anything if you work hard enough, is called a "growth mindset." Playtime is an important part of how children develop this mindset. Play also helps adults understand their strengths and weaknesses by giving them opportunities to practice skills they already have while learning new ones.
It also gives them confidence in themselves as learners because it's fun!
But play doesn't always happen naturally for everyone
Play is a crucial part of a child's development. It can help improve language skills, creativity, and social skills. However, not all children engage in play naturally and for some people their work ethic may be based on the reward system - if they don't get rewarded for working hard then they won't work hard. If you're one of those people who doesn't need to be coerced into playing just because it's necessary for learning and growth, keep reading.
In the modern world, it is hard to come by a place where there is work and play. For example, in the office, you are always expected to be trying your hardest. Playing isn't what you do at work, because people expect more serious things of you when it's time to be working.
Play at work isn't natural for business professionals because it takes too much time away from doing your job. For example, you might think that you're having a lot of fun playing with Legos in an in-house design thinking workshop, but then when you get back to your desk and start working on your open priorities. The results might be worse if you didn't finish what you were doing before the class and are now faced with less time to meet pressing deadlines!
Playing with the technology will be more effective than just reading about it
Technology is becoming increasingly important in the world; there are an estimated 9 billion devices connected to the internet. There are many advantages to mastering technology for yourself, but not everyone has the time or the inclination to learn everything about it. Reading about websites, apps, and hardware can be helpful, but why not engage with them to learn how they work? You don’t have to know every little detail of a device to use it effectively.
Here are some tips on how you can get started:
- Start small – if you want to master something new, start by learning one thing at a time
- Create safe environment - encourage people to play with the tool in a relaxed frame of mind
- Provide a test or sandbox environment - enable learning by removing the negative implications of failure so if you get stuck you can just reset and start over again
- Establish a positive and supportive peer group - communities of learning create a supportive environment among people with the same learning goals and frustrations
- Remove management from the equation - people will take less risks if they are being observed by people who are conditioned to judge their performance
Grow your skills at a faster rate when you play with your technology
A new study has shown that people playing while learning technology skills grow their skills at a faster rate than those who don't. The report, which was published in thejournal of Computers in Human Behavior, followed three groups for six months. The first group learned how to use platforms like Facebook and Google+, the second group played games like Candy Crush Saga and Angry Birds, and the third acted as a control group. After six months, all participants were tested on their knowledge about social media sites and mobile apps.
Those who had been playing showed an increase in skill level by around 50 percent more compared to the other two groups. "Playing video games is not only fun but also helps us learn," said lead researcher Dr. Daniel Mietchen from the University of Zurich's Institute of Computer Science. "The results show that learning through play can be effective even when it comes to complex tasks such as using new technologies."
It is important for teachers to introduce play when learning new technology. There are many ways to introduce this, including the use of fun and playful media. In order to learn and understand a new technology, people must engage with it and not be afraid to try it in a safe environment.
The goal is to enjoy and explore your technology. Don't just read about it and never try it out. Playing with your technology will probably become more effective than just reading about it. If you want to learn more about what you can do with your phone or tablet, head to YouTube and look for tutorials for all of the different actions that are possible on each device.
Doing so will help reduce frustration and allow for more creativity. Your creativity will grow, you'll develop while having fun, and if it helps you to be more productive at work you will free up some quality time for leisure or to spend with your family. So go ahead and play with your technology!