Education plays a significant role in shaping the minds of the young generation, making them better people, enhancing their future world and moving so
Education plays a significant role in shaping the minds of the young generation, making them better people, enhancing their future world and moving society forward in time. Until recently, the educational sector has been quite resistant to adopt the change and technology in academics.
However, technological advancements and digitization do not intend to leave the education world behind. Educational institutes are embracing the changes in the ways of education and introducing drastic changes to the industry. We are likely to see the educational sector transform to be better in the future.
With that said, educators of all level are realizing the benefits that digitization can bring to the classroom. Institutions are no longer hold on to the antiquated methods and practices to educate the young generation but adopting the changing technology to move along with the world.
With the transformation and rise of educational technology, teachers are able to enhance the learning process by being available for the students, making constructive lectures, better assessment and grasp of a complex concept.
Some of the learning trends adopted by education systems that are impacting the lives of students are as follows:
- Use of virtual reality augmented reality and mixed reality
Gone are the days when students had to note down lectures or teachers had to use whiteboards to explain a concept to the students. Educational technology has succeeded in making the learning process more collaborative and interactive.
Augmented reality, virtual reality and mixed reality—which was previously used for entertainments or marketing are some examples of technology that has enhanced a teacher’s ability to instruct while making the lessons more fun and engaging for the students.
For example, virtual reality changes the truth bringing the outside world in to the classroom. For example, a teacher explaining the renaissance history to the students can metaphorically take the students back in the past, making it more memorable and instructive for the students.
- Personalized learning
Every individual has different abilities and pace of grasping a concept. Maintaining traditional ways of education was often difficult for a student to grasp a simple concept that other students could understand in a single go. With the help of technology in education, it is now possible for a student to learn at their own pace. Moreover, they can get acquainted with the mysteries of the modern world with new and improved learning processes.
Consider this, a student trying to cope with other students in class and trying to grasp a simple mathematical problem. With the use of smart technology and cutting-edge software, students can easily understand the complex disciplines in a simple and fun way. With that said, it can be posed that digitization of the learning process makes education interactive and fun for young learners.
- Advanced research
Gone is the time when a student had to open comprehensive encyclopedic books to make their research paper or a project. Nowadays a student can simply type a suitable keyword on search engines like Google to find out information. Be it professional Wikipedia writings or some other encyclopedic website; it is easy to access information making the education process easier.
With that said, the digital world has more to offer than just helping students in making projects. Taking the time and effort put in researching a topic, technology enables young minds to be creative thinkers. They are able to play with words and understand the different processes in a better way than ever before. Thus it can be said that technology has become an effective tool of learning for both students and teachers.
- Providing a philosophical aspect to learning
Technology and education being two different domains work together to bring an effective change in the educational systems for the students in the digital age. Technology enables the students to be able to gain knowledge which can help them to thrive in the digital world. Be it getting information through professional Wikipedia writings or solving a simple problem through simple software; it can help the young scholars to learn on their own pace.
- Artificial intelligence
The use of AI in higher education has proven to be highly useful using chatbots to answer questions about homework, helping students through paperwork lie financial aids and paying bills, or easing out the world load of the people who serves these roles is another application of AI in education.
Similarly, personalized learning as mentioned above, evaluation of quality curriculum and content, or facilitating the students with online tuitions with the use of intelligent tutoring system is another part of artificial intelligence helping in the learning process. Technology doesn’t intend to replace the teachers but only enhance their process making them better at what they do best.
The bottom line is that education is not as it was a decade ago. Adopting technology in the education sector doesn’t only enhance the learning process of the student, it enhances the instructing methods of the teachers making them more efficient at teaching and learning.