5 Tech Trends That Will Transform Education
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5 Tech Trends That Will Transform Education

We start learning from the first days of our lives and continue until a very old age.

The education industry isn’t the first one to latch on to incorporating innovative technology and change its practices, that were developed for decades. However, more and more technologies are finding their place in classrooms to improve the learning experience and make it more efficient for teachers, students, and administrators. Technology is modernizing the how we teach and is reshaping the business and fundamentals of education.

The increasing presence of technology and the changes its bringing about in education isn’t limited to just the traditional schoolhouses and universities. Technology has created access to education for groups of all ages independent of location. As technology advances and educational and learning models evolve, new and exciting opportunities will continue to offer limitless possibilities to students.

AR / VR / MR

Augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and mixed reality (MR) have already positively impacted a number of different industries such as healthcare and entertainment. In education, the use of these tools means access to the visual information and the opportunity to practice in a simulated environment. The practical exercises can help students and teachers to understand and convey the material better and enables them to put their knowledge into action.

AR, VR, and MR have a promising potential to enhance learning capabilities to fill in gaps in the material that traditional textbooks are not always able to provide.

Adaptive Learning

A traditional learning model is designed around the idea that all students learn at the same pace and focus on the same kind of information. Now it's become clear that the educational system needs to adapt to the students knowledge acquisition model, not the other way around.

Data science and artificial intelligence made adaptive learning possible by adapting the materials and it is presented based on the student’s performance. Altering the information and its delivery offers not only improved general performance of the students but also helps them to open up and focus on their talents, thus making their knowledge even more relevant to what they want to apply it to.

Redesigned Learning Spaces

It’s not only about the physical spaces, but teaching practices and methodologies all together that is being modernized by the inclusion of technology. The transformation in the educational environment focuses on the making it a personalized experience and creating boundless opportunities for learning.

From putting the smart devices (SMARTboard and SMARTdesks) into classrooms to redesigning universities to informal learning campus spaces, we facilitate collaboration and cooperation that are now going to the front of educational practices, mimicking the future of workplaces.

Gamification

We start learning from games we played at a very young age and even the ones we play as adults. Games have a lot of [potential in engaging students]https://news.stanford.edu/2013/03/01/games-education-tool-030113/) in receiving and applying new information without getting bored. It encourages healthy competition and improves performance while providing anchoring content that is relevant beyond the classroom.

With technological progress, it is now possible to find games in every educational discipline. Mirroring the real-life situations, games can educate students and maintain a high level of engagement that is often lower in the traditional education model. Games offer instant feedback that makes students want to continue using them and advancing their skills.

Learn From Anywhere

Access to learning opportunities is still a big social concern. With emerging technology it became significantly easier to study from anywhere- students are now able to connect with their teachers through virtual conferences and adult learners can access a variety of courses online.

Learning is one of the biggest social responsibilities that we have and using technology to drive innovation in this sector will shape the future of education. While it heavily relies on traditional practices, education trends are turning towards accepting new ideas and implementing new models. After all, education is what was always forcing humanity to learn more and innovate, so the evolution of the educational sector is a natural progression.

At Trio, we are happy to be part of several educational projects, including Everyday Speech, where we are helping them develop The Social Learning Platform (SLP). SLP provides a simple and easy interface to access content fromEveryday Speech, which includes activities, videos, games, and other therapy tools.We believe in socially responsible businesses and are proud to be part of these innovative collaborations. You can find out more about the educational projects that we’ve carried out here.

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