The kids today are more well-acquainted with mobile devices than older generations. Technology is becoming more accessible day by day, forcing teachers to come up with ways to engage students by devices and other digital ways.
As technology and move towards digital is accelerating, educators are increasingly challenged to find new ways to compelling ways to engage learners. Learners will continue to be amazed by what the technology has to offer and also be distracted by innovative technologies and overwhelmed by deluge of information. Future education will be unlike anything imagined before.
The success in future education will, to a large extent, will depend on helping teachers figure out how to use the right technologies at the right time to do the right job for students. Future education will further require teachers to know how to help students sort through data and information to learn what they need to know to secure their future plans.
The plan could include college, professional credentials, certifications, internships, apprenticeships, and even a combination of all of these. Educators will easily be able to map the needs of the workforce and school and college curriculum to effectively prepare students for the future and ready them for the jobs that don’t exist today.
Preparing future problem solvers
Providing students with real-world obstacles to push through and solve gives them the ability to engage, evaluate data, consider solutions, and forge an entrepreneurial path forward.
One of the ways realize this future is to enable students to think critically, creatively, and encourage them to persist in solving difficult challenges that we face as a global society. Further, teachers will need to give students challenges to push through and solve.
Experiential learning will take center stage
As the amount of data generated across various sphere of student life increases—campus environment, student experience, performance, student services, security, and campus security, educators can use the data to support and guide better learning outcomes.
Technology has already given educational institutions the power to monitor student traffic, understand student study habits, check their cafeteria cards, and observe how the students are performing in their courses.
New technological applications help universities engage students in extracurricular activities, provide scheduling information, and even help acclimate students to their life. In the time of pandemic, video and collaboration technologies provide ways to attend courses anytime, anywhere, and on any device. These devices can be further used to allow educators to scale access to quality education.
New and emerging technologies like virtual and augmented reality will make future education even more engaging. After all, what could be more engaging than a student being able to immerse himself in a human body to do a physical autopsy and listen to virtual guest lecturer who appears physically in a learning space. The future of education is
AI will make education intelligent
Artificial intelligence is making various spheres of business and life intelligent. The same is true for education. AI will have a great influence on the future of education. For instance, what if AI could tell how a student is doing in a course or tell the mental health of a student. If they can also tell whether a student will need financial or academic support. Finally, a personal virtual assistant that can guide them to take appropriate steps to solve their individual challenges.
AI will make education more safe and secure in the future. Securing faculty, staff, and students, and their data to protect against ransomware, malware, phishing, and physical threats. New technologies will be able to automatically detect virtual and physical intruders, quarantine them, and resolve threats.
In the future, education will be more job oriented. Learning will be far more flexible, relevant, and designed to equip learners for just-in-time jobs. Students can depend on education to get the ability to solve real-world problems, provide them with hands-on experience to solve a problem, equip them with analytical skills, and resolve challenges.
The future of education is rife with limitless possibilities. Education will serve as the bridge between the world we live in and the world we imagine.