Technology really is everywhere. But, unlike the views of the past, it isn’t here to destroy us all. Quite the contrary, technology is being used every single day to support and benefits all sort of sectors, and the education sector is no different. Educators are tapping into the digital revolution and adopting new technologies to help students reach their full potential and help them adapt to the changing future of work.
Just a few of these ways are listed below, but new technology tools and ideas emerge daily.
Educational Technology (EdTech) and eLearning:
While eLearning has been around for a long time, it remains green and it continues to grow. It’s a concept of translating conventional book teaching and learning into digital form. EdTech is simply a process of incorporating technology into education to create better teaching/learning experience that contributes to higher learning outcomes. There are several reasons why educators are switching to EdTech because of its broad advantages such as:
Artificial Intelligence (AI):
With more than half of the world now transitioning to virtual learning, the time has come, for AI and chatbots, to play a greater role, in supporting teachers, in classrooms. Chatbots can play a part in supporting teachers in the future as in-house information boards or problem-solvers, allowing students to search for accessible and customised learning opportunities.
The current learning analytics framework has significantly grown, particularly for higher education. Learning Analytics helps educators to calculate and communicate learning to students through the web only. From this, they can better understand and optimise learning. When teachers read insights from student learning processes, they will develop the understanding and skills of their students accordingly.
Gamification has emerged as one of the most likely common developments in educational technology. It means learning to improve outcomes by fun and games. Teachers who follow these learning tactics turn their classroom into a game zone that activates the productive imagination of students. As a result, the learners deliberately play with their imaginative capacity.
Reading through a digital Library:
When lessons become more interactive, libraries will need to be digital to facilitate the educational experience of students. Schools will bring their physical libraries to a cloud network, making e-reading more available to pupils. In this era of instant gratification, students are hungry for knowledge at their hands. Virtual archives will also help conserve our cherished books for decades to come.
More Cybersecure Network Security:
If we transition towards a learning approach that is highly digitised and thrives on a much larger-scale sharing of ideas, educational institutions will continue to draw on the best-in-class cybersecurity network for the future. Students are discovering new ways to communicate with the world through digital media. They not only post their info but also their thoughts, images, videos, and views, with people far and wide. This leaves them vulnerable to phishing scams as well as to temptations.
Social Media Learning:
When every student, young and mature, spend too much time on social media, why don’t we find it an effective tool to boost learning? This is how the notion of using social media for teaching came about. Many educational institutions have begun to use social media as a networking mechanism with which students can effectively communicate with others. Students may exchange research resources, debate with others in a group, or comment quickly on someone else’s learnings, observations etc.
Positive Impact of Technology Integration within the Education Sector.
So to summarize, Technology Integration would impact the long term and short term future of the education for higher education courses. AI-driven proctoring, facial recognition technology is likely to replace traditional activities that are involved in the education sector related to exam management and administration. The bottom line is, technology integration is going to be the future for the educational institutes.