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Does Digital Learning Work? STEM Education Platform Mathleaks Weighs In


One of the most important factors of leading-edge learning is digital learning. Technology in the 21st-century has transformed the world into a global community. With advanced technology comes a demand for education platforms accessible to people in different cultures and regions. Digital education is providing teachers with a method of reaching students outside the classroom setting.

Today it’s essential for student learning environments that are more appealing and pertinent to them than traditional classroom settings. Technology companies understand the significance of STEM education, which focuses on teaching students about science, technology, engineering, and math with robotics and virtual reality. Companies like Mathleaks provide students with eCourses and digital textbooks that work as supplements to current curriculums or as a standalone curriculum.

Should STEM Education Be Interactive?

The value of STEM education can’t be emphasized enough. STEM programs create learning environments that center on the student’s ability to investigate and develop solutions to problems based on their evidence. STEM education focuses on each student’s academic, emotional, and social needs through sharing information with schools locally or globally. The advantages of interactive STEM education include:


Augmented Reality Learning

Augmented Reality or AR uses technology to provide an enhanced vision of the world using digital technology. AR technology is used in schools K – 12 to teach the basic concept in an engaging manner. Students can learn how robotics or machinery operate by working on the augmented screen to take chances and find solutions.


Bridging Gaps

Many students find that the job market is different from what they are prepared for in a college or university. The introduction of STEM courses in K – 12 schools teaches students skills they need beginning in Kindergarten. When students get to college they already have objectives and goals to achieve.


Challenging Students

Interactive learning challenges students to find solutions to problems with virtual experiments. Students can repeat the process and learn from their mistakes when an experiment goes wrong. STEM courses challenge students to accept different concepts. Problem-solving skills are an asset students need to succeed.


Diverse Interests

STEM education doesn’t mean every student will be a scientist or engineer. Interactive learning allows students to explore their interests and excel in their careers. For example, expertise in robotics or virtual reality could lead to a career in special effects in the film industry.


Encourages Teamwork

Collaborative school projects are always more fun and students engage more through teamwork. Working with a team encourages students to share ideas and learn from each other through brainstorming sessions. Teamwork encourages teachers to help students improve their communication skills and ability to work collaboratively.


Improved Critical Thinking Skills

STEM curriculums include role-playing, math, and science modules for students to perform specific tasks, use critical thinking to make a decision, then view the exercise results in real-time. Estimates are that most future jobs will require students to have excellent math and science skills. Learning these skills at the earliest age will benefit them later.


Keeping Up With Technology

Technology constantly evolves. Interactive STEM curriculums provide frequent updates, so students are more knowledgeable about their study subjects. Teachers can recommend relevant websites that provide up-to-date information.


Learning Through Virtual Platform Experiments

Teachers can create exercises so students can perform experiments virtually. Students can learn about all aspects of the topic and conduct virtual experiments before class. Students gain more knowledge of the subject through virtual experiments and video tutorials.


A storyteller since childhood, Nadya Rousseau worked as a professional actor, freelance journalist, and multimedia producer before pivoting to digital marketing and business development. To date, Nadya has worked with clients ranging from startups, to nationally recognized law firms, to nonprofits, to entertainers and more. In late 2016, Nadya founded purpose-forward global digital marketing & PR agency, Alter New Media. The agency has its own influencer board, representing influencers worldwide. Nadya also has a best-selling Instagram growth and management service, Instagram Rockstar, that since its launch on the "Fiverr PRO" platform late 2017, has serviced over 500 customers. Her opinions on business, entrepreneurship, and marketing have been featured in Forbes, American Express Open Forum, Voyage LA, and Honeysuckle Magazine.

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