Authored by Learning Matters and Shruthi Sharma, marketing intern
Change is inevitable. Change is the way forward. The education industry has stayed the same for many years now. Innovation is happening in every other aspect of life and sooner or later educators and educational institutions will have to get on board and welcome change. Here are some changes that the industry will see:
The way we interact will change
Classrooms today look almost identical to classrooms that existed 50 years ago. Except for the few upgrades to the chalkboard, layout of the classroom and writing utensils, everything is still the same.
There are a few exceptions to this trend. There are some schools that are trying to adapt to the new world by introducing modern teaching equipment. But, the shift that is required to happen will involve more than having a smartboard in a classroom or use of a computer.
Education technology will continue the push towards individualized instruction for students. Kids will reach out beyond the walls of their classrooms to interact with other students, other teachers, and renowned authors, scientists, and experts to enhance their learning. z
Education will drive technology
We may live on Mars and use self-driving cars in a few years, but that does not mean a robot or teacher-avatar can replace a human teacher. Human interaction is key in education.
Right now, technology is thought of as a “cool thing”. Most people use technology because they think it is cool. That has to change. Instead of simply finding ways to put more tablets in childrens’ hands, education-technology will find new ways to supplement the best learning possible. The use of technology will inspire and motivate students to innovate further.
The relevance and way “degrees” are given may change
Education is expensive. Many students take student loans to finance their education. Many people feel like they could learn so much more online than they would ever learn in a classroom.
This will help force an innovation drive and we will see unbundling of degree offerings. The sector will see a shift towards more relevant competency-based programs and aggressive competition for students.The education-employment gap will force higher educators to think creatively about how to offer the training that students need for a workforce that desperately needs them.
Students will have a voice
Students are the customers of educational institutions, if they are unhappy and don’t feel like they are getting quality-education, they will never learn. It is important to keep students satisfied. Their feedback and reviews will drive institutions soon. Engaging and respecting students and families as partners will become a new focus in the system.
These changes are coming soon and the use of innovative methods of learning will be the way of the future. The sooner schools realise and adapt to this change, the better. To assist in the smooth transition from the old system of learning, Learning Matters has created an innovative and interactive learning portal – Kengine. Kengine encourages innovative learning with the use of videos and quizzes. Experience Kengine at – http://www.kengine.xyz