Technology in Education

  • Setyawan Widyarto Universiti Selangor


Information Communication Technology (ICT) is rapidly altering the ways we interact in academic life and daily work, linking communities and workers in increasingly sophisticated ways and opening up new opportunities. Therefore, digital fluency and high skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) need to be equipped to thrive in the Industrial Revolution 4.0 and Society 5. 0. The combination of IR 4.0 and S.5 would lead to a social revolution.

In addition, education systems need to ensure technology curricula are kept up-to-date, while instructors need to have the opportunity to refresh their knowledge and skills to keep pace with external developments. The use of digital technology should be embedded across the educational experience, to mirror the ways in which ICT is now relevant to nowadays situations.

On the other hand, students who are attending schools and universities are lacking basic skills in reading and math. The reasons for lack of those skills could be due to lack of adequately trained instructors and poor conditions of studying places. Quality education must be provided to the students of impoverished families, investment is needed in educational scholarships, instructor training workshops, school building and improvement of internet access to schools and universities.

Ultimately, human development is always the main issue of the quality of life for everyone. Well-being, personal security, social connections, happiness, skills and education can be effective in determining how people react to adversity, and whether they see it as a challenge they can overcome. Identifying and removing barriers that keep marginal society from staying behind the development benefits need to be built to enable unlucky society to stay social and mobile, despite their limited resources.

How to Cite
Widyarto, S. (2020). Technology in Education. Selangor Science & Technology Review (SeSTeR), 3(1). Retrieved from