What will classrooms look like in the future with education technology?

By Nazneen Kousar 

We are familiar with emerging technologies in the educational zone. Have you ever wondered as to how your child’s classroom will look like about in the future or will the technology itself do the job of an educator? Yes, many possibilities with the technological development would make it come true.

[su_pullquote align=”right”]The future is all about the access and also the everywhere, anywhere learning along with collaboration, locally as well as globally.[/su_pullquote]

The iPads, tablets, and smartphones are the ‘present’ and also will play a significant role in the future too. The iPad did not even exist about a few years back, but are now in a huge demand and will continue to be so. The future is all about the access and also the everywhere, anywhere learning along with collaboration, locally as well as globally. Learning and teaching processes will go more social. The schools of the future generation may have the traditional unit of students. Some of the changes have already taken its wing with the exposure of educational apps, mobile learning sources or say e-learning programs, massive open online courses (MOOC’ s), etc.

Below are some of the top educational trends or education technologies that would put a new light in the school system and change the face of learning and teaching the system.

Future technologies and trends in education

Technology always remains at the forefront of the social education. It is pushing the capabilities of learning and the school system to new levels. All this is mainly possible with the implementation of some of the new tools and methods of which some of them are given below-

  • Mobile Learning or E-learning
Mobile learning apps put content directly into the hands of aspirants who appear for competitive exams | Photo Courtesy: Byju’s

The mobile learning apps, structure more information to the students about the subjects and chapters for all the classes including the NCERT etc. The mobile learning apps are said to be a useful resource also for the aspirants who appear for the competitive and civil service examinations like UPSC, IIT, JEE, GMAT, etc. They cover all the topics and moreover, the apps, have online content and also video lectures that helps a student in critical problem-solving skills.

For example-

Consider the Byju’s-The learning App, one of India’s best-known education app in the technology and education platform. The apps serve several friendly features and attributes that are making students fall in love with the learning. This education app is incorporated with 1000+ of video lectures from India’s best trainers and teachers. The app fosters adaptive learning techniques so as to build the thinking and learning capabilities of students.

  • Virtual Reality or Augmented Reality

This is one of the whole new technologies in the education system. And also the implications of this technology are known to be enormous. The Virtual Reality technique is the implementation of the three-dimensional way of learning in the classrooms. It consists of a device which enables a student to visualize the topics and images in a three-dimensional arena.

Augmented virtual reality enables an in-depth learning experience | Photo Courtesy: Byju’s

The motion and the pressure sensors incorporated within these devices VR and AR make it more relevant for activity-based learning. It is also known as virtual-based learning.

  • Digitalization of Classrooms
Digital classrooms is one of the upcoming trends in the education sector which is set to replace traditional black board | Photo Courtesy: Byju’s

The classrooms are going digital these days. The old blackboard way of learning is fading away. This change is due to the implementation of new equipment and tools like interactive whiteboards, educational games, digital projectors, video-based lessons, open courseware and e-learning.

  • Biometrics

Biometric technology is used to recognize the humans based on the specific behavioral or the physical traits. In the coming future, this kind of technology can help the intelligent software to understand the emotional and physical state of children while learning in the classroom.

  • 3D Printing Technology

This technology allows the students in transferring the digital information into a reality. At a point, the 3D labs is going to be created in the same way as that of the computer labs are like today. The 3D Printing technology will provide students an eye on detail into the digital world which enhances them to users to build logic modules or the programs.

Do you think all these improvements would rather help out your child in the field of the education system? Let us know how here-

Benefits of technology in education

The advantages of implementing technology in education is as follows-

  • Technology is said to be future oriented, and nowadays everything is digital. So, education cannot lag behind.
  • It makes learning more fun and exciting to students. Yes, the interactive teaching and learning methods of education technology challenges and engages students with brand new adaptive methods.
  • Technology improves the skills of students. The improvement of technology is said to benefit the student in improving digital learning, communication, collaboration, listening skills, mobile learning, planning, valuing diversity, problem-solving skills, self-evaluation skills, global awareness, social skills and also in presentations.
  • It is said to increase the collaboration. It helps the students to locate, work and study in different locations. Also, distant learners can be able to join the online communities.

Well, it is more important to note that these trends in education technology can also have disadvantages or negative impacts unless we put a proper strategy and see whether it is secure and reliable for your child.

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