New technologies are the most powerful and versatile tools that society has ever known. Web 2.0 has allowed education to implement new forms of expansion, by allowing us to learn from other countries and share their innovative methods of education. Students use these new technologies through apps and other platforms to advance their training, either to seek information, collaborate with their classmates on a project or send files, across the globe when needed. The Internet has made it possible to adapt the education system to better focus on current and vital issues that we face in the ever changing present times by helping to prepare students for future challenges by granting students access to virtual classrooms including in universities in other countries, without having to travel from their city or home...

Smartphones, tablets and even watches, now allow you to connect to the Internet from anywhere and at any time, optimizing people's time and resources. Mobile apps allow us to learn different subjects or even different languages. The digital press and books are a revolution, they keep us informed and updated at any time. For many, the appearance of these methods will lead to the disappearance of the press on paper. Telemedicine is not only investigating new drugs, diagnostics and treatments of diseases, but has also become the great ally of health professionals who use it daily to follow up on their patients or to share information in real time with other professionals. Online education or e-learning means that it is not necessary to attend personally in a classroom setting, because there are countless  online sites that provide exercises and data to study as well as teachers to provide guidance.

Geolocation or the possibility of knowing the geographical location of something or someone is a very useful tool,  sometimes applied  in cases of emergency to locate people in accidents, illness  or dangerous situations, nowadays more people are doing check-in (share and save the places that are visited) through applications like Foursquare the world can be located (if you want to be), Google, Facebook and Twitter have also entered the world of geolocation with their respective applications. All this information can be very useful to have us located or gauge our opinion about a place or situation.

New methods of payment, in addition to the traditional payment with credit or debit card have been developed, for example payment with cell phone, even with virtual coins such as the famous Bitcoin. Instant messaging and social networks, with Whatsapp in the lead and social networks, with Facebook and its 1,000 million users, have generated a new mode of relationship and communication between individuals. Although in the last two decades new technological tools have emerged through the Internet and have facilitated access to education and optimized the process, further opening the gates to the many innovations that are still to come.

 

 

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