In recent years, the digital age has transformed the education environment entirely. We started from merely integrating elements of technology into teaching, to completely relying on technology as a platform to deliver education as well as teach it. On the market, there are devices and apps designed to teach toddlers how to code—which really paints a picture as to how early technology is penetrating the lives of our children today. As a result, educators need to be at the forefront of introducing as well as teaching digital media to students. This will equip them to be better suited and competitive amongst their peers, and also learn things that are practical in today’s world. Educators can help students understand the independence, ownership, and individual value they can bring in their work through digital media.
Despite the ubiquitous nature of digital media, there still lie many challenges and considerations ahead to crafting a new brand of education tied in with digital media. Students need to understand both the potential and limitations to this wealth of information from their use of digital media. For instance, this world introduces a new branch of safety issues such as cybersecurity, which was never thought of as a threat that might affect children. There are so many other unexplored territories and models of education with digital media. Educators need to themselves be equipped to provide these lessons. There also needs to be proper metrics to assure that the quality of the digital education model is adequate to match the needs of the students.