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How Technologies Will Change the Future of Education

By Staff Reporter , Apr 29, 2020 03:44 PM EDT

Modern innovations are already used in many industries. They facilitate operational processes and help to optimize production. A few decades ago, we could even imagine that the internet will be used for studies. But now, students use it to make researches, download books, buy essays online, etc. And technologies continue to evolve. The introduction of custom innovations becomes a necessity to ensure the competitiveness of enterprises. But what is happening with education? How will technologies change the system of education? In this article, we will answer these questions.

How Technologies Will Change the Future of Education
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Online Learning

Online learning technologies continue to evolve. You can study in the office, in a hotel room, on an airplane, etc. The number of devices with Internet access that you can buy is growing rapidly. And the personalization of the learning process under the control of artificial intelligence allows students to focus on the content of the training module, and not on the mechanics of the lesson.

Cognitive Learning

Hard-modeled education programs with a limited number of possible scenarios are a thing of the past. They are being replaced by interactive courses, continuously improving the basis of the experience of the lessons held. And they cost less money. They use an individual approach to each student. In the process of training, IoT devices are increasingly being used, which allows you to get instant feedback. Also, it opens a wide field of activity for the use of artificial intelligence technologies with cognitive capabilities.

Virtual Consultants

Artificial intelligence begins to gain ground in the field of counseling. In the field of education, computers increasingly taking the responsibilities of computers. In the future, such tools as virtual consultants under the control of artificial intelligence which use augmented and virtual reality technologies will be used. Counseling relies on in-depth data analysis and advanced algorithms. Virtual teachers are becoming more intelligent, and able to conduct both individual and group classes, check paper writing, etc.

Assessment of Learning Outcomes

Already in the near future, students will pass exams to electronic professors. Artificial intelligence does not make it possible for students to cheat and is able to evaluate the student's knowledge fairly and accurately. Also, it becomes able to grade an essay and other papers.

The labor market in the modern world is undergoing continuous changes. Since you need to pay only once for AI teachers, the education sector is increasingly embraced by the digital transformation, and the role of teachers is increasingly transferred to electronic assistants with artificial intelligence. This allows you to free human resources from routine processes, allocate more time in order to perform more responsible, creative tasks, and change our world for the better.

Gamification

Right now, gamification allows schools to create a competitive environment among students. Using a computer game, teachers can monitor student progress and, in some cases, reward distinguished students.

Although this technology is relatively new in the educational sector, new platforms are already appearing. They have more advanced options for teachers and students. This makes gamification even more popular. The example is one of the platforms used is Classcraft, based on the popular game World of Warcraft. It encourages children to behave properly, giving them a certain virtual power.

Virtual Reality and Exciting Learning Experience

Virtual Reality (VR) was a popular topic in 2016 with such brands as Oculus, Samsung, and Google, which made VR closer to people. The benefits of VR in games are generally clear, but this technology can also be used as an innovative learning resource that can immerse students in their chosen subject.

For example, the Boston Pioneers College from Lincolnshire (UK) has developed a modern 4D room. This room was equipped with large floor-to-ceiling screens, good sound, lighting, and an interactive floor. Students in this room were completely immersed in the reality that was created by the teachers.

Getting Ready for the Future

Knowing the potential of affordable technologies is only part of the question. Another part is how to apply these technologies in the classroom so that there is maximum benefit for both students and teachers.

Another important point is the infrastructure. You must purchase an infrastructure that uses affordable power points, intelligent cabling, and powerful connections. The possibilities of human creativity and cooperation in the field of digital space are endless, but the ability to do this depends on a solid and reliable infrastructure.

The useful advice for universities is to simplify networks and wiring systems. For those looking for a traditional and cheap approach, there is the option of buying built-in boxes with switches. This can deliver cables to where they are most needed.

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