The education sector has observed monumental changes coming all its way during and after the pandemic. Many things have changed in this space since the arrival of the pandemic. Looking at how remote learning has changed student habits it seems that the current trends in education adopted during the pandemic are still going to remain relevant for the time – being.
Education at all levels has changed drastically during the Covid – 19 pandemic. Whether it is school level, college level, university level or any other certificate and professional qualification, digitalization is now the next big change coming in the education sector. Physical or remote whatever your type of learning selection maybe a blended approach to learning appears to be the most viable alternative.
But, it still seems that there is a long way to go, and even after 10 years from now it would be too early to understand the impact of technology trends in education.
Let’s look at the 5 digital trends in education: –
1. Cloud Computing
Believing the experts and analysts in the field, one of the biggest trends in the education sector is cloud computing. It offers the teachers and students a chance to connect virtually from anywhere. Both of them can access educational material through this technology from any corner of the world.
With the advent of this technology, we could see some of the most reputed schools, colleges and universities going truly global and getting student enrolments from around the globe. The biggest advantage it brings to everyone is that monitoring and supervision of the student’s progress becomes easy and users can be enabled to process, obtain, access and manage educational information from around the globe.
2. Blended Learning
What we are going to see post-pandemic is an educational classroom based on hybrid models which shall have students sitting in the classroom as well as connected virtually. Moreover, the way education is imparted by teachers and professors will also transform drastically.
A successful blended learning approach to education is dependent on a good balance between technology-based teaching and face to face teaching. Using this technology, we can ensure the special participation of students with learning difficulties in the overall teaching process.
3. Rise of digital technologies
Classrooms today are still very much similar to the classrooms we had before a century. To revolutionize learning and change the way our classroom looks digital technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), Mixed Reality (MR) and many other technologies will truly change the classrooms that we have today.
To develop a personal, customized learning model these technologies can understand the advantages and limitations of every student in minute detail and have supported building educational programs specially designed by considering their mental capacities.
4. Growth of video-based content
Video learning is truly going to transform how we get educated. It is one of the biggest emerging spaces for producing, consuming and learning from video-based content. This content could range from pre-recorded lectures broadcasted on national and local television channels, YouTube-based learning, live classroom recording, using 3D videos to explain certain scientific concepts, and utilizing the power of videos to explain certain difficult concepts.
5. Gamification of learning
Gaming technology can create a successful collaboration between gaming and learning. The introduction of this technology in learning makes the learning processes of difficult subjects easy, exciting and interactive. In addition to that, it improves digital literacy, technical skills, critical thinking skills, creativity, memory capacity, and several other soft skills amongst the students.
Just like gaming where players are required to achieve a common goal or compete against each other in a particular game level, the introduction of this technology in the educational world can help students develop strong relationships amongst themselves and learn to collaborate with their peers.
In the end…
It is evident from the trends that digital education is all set to revolutionize the global education industry by making education more students – centric and personalized. The key focus now will be on creating provisions for strong internet connectivity to support these ambitions.
With improved mediums of communication and a blended learning approach combining both online and offline experience of learning, we could successfully provide access to basic education for everyone and democratize education by making it available for everyone supported by technology and digitalization.