Gone are those days when students were expected to sit quietly at their desks and go through boring lectures. With the arrival of high-tech technologies, now, they have more options to gain knowledge and learn new things. Also, educators have more opportunities to transform their instruction, assessments, even the infrastructure of their classrooms. And that’s too at a much faster rate than expected.
Here, in this article, we will see Digital Transformation trends in the education sector which are immensely impacting the learning activities.
- Augmented and Virtual Realities
Though, Augmented and Virtual Realities have already shown their capabilities in several industries, including healthcare, gaming, entertainment, retail, and architecture, the education industry is no exception. The technology is immensely transforming the education landscape by providing students a virtual sense of attending real universities, including real professors and people, who interact naturally as it is in the real world. While enhancing the teacher instruction, Augmented and Virtual Realities are creating immersive lessons for students which are interesting and intriguing.
- The rapid usage of Open Educational Resources
Open Education Resources (OER) was founded with the aim that everyone across the globe should have access to education. The platform consists of hundreds of resources that are free and openly licensed and can be used for teaching, learning, and research. It has learning materials that anyone can access free of charge, update, and share. While OER enables educators to ensure that every student has the opportunity to learn and succeed, it eliminates textbooks and other educational expenditures.
- Personalized learning through Artificial Intelligence
Personalized Learning is the process of learning in which the pace and the instructional approach are optimized according to the learner’s requirements. Artificial Intelligence (AL), in this regard, plays a vital role. The technology tailors and personalizes the learning process for each student. By harnessing the potential of machine learning (ML) based hyper-personalization, AI develops custom learning profiles of each student to tailor the training materials for each student as per their ability, convenient mode of learning, and experience.
What is gamification? It is the process of applying gaming principles or design elements to an existing concept or product. Gamification adds value to the learning process. Gaming technologies makes difficult learning subject matters more exciting and interactive. The process induces a sense of competition, simplifies the context, provides a sense of achievement, and keeps adults and children engaged.
Wrapping it up
New technologies and learning models are always exciting. They have a lot to offer to the education industry. Hence, it’s important for the industry to match the pace with these new and ever-evolving technologies and bring necessary changes.