The world is evolving and new technologies are being invented at a rapid pace. In no time, people would also start flying by themselves. But that is not going to change our lives that much if the future generation of students cannot meet the pace of the ever-so changing world. We require substantial changes and innovation in education to make it more accessible and easy. With the start of the new decade, the academic world is slowly evolving. In anticipation of what’s to come. Below you will find the top 10 educational trends sure to change the academic world in 2020. So let’s dig in.
1.Cell phone Use
Ask your parents and they would also agree that cell phones in school have always been frowned upon. Because cell phones are considered a means of distraction from learning. But it is now evident that students learn more from cell phones than books. This is why many schools have started to employ tablets, phones, and computers in order to optimize education. These come integrated with various educational learning apps to promote better study habits and soft skills. This trend is expected to rise in the coming years.
2.Artificial Intelligence Learning:
The latest technology is slowing taking up the role of tutoring. With the increase in remote education, Artificial Intelligence is integrated into digital learning environments to help in learning. AI has the capability to generate revisions plans based on the student’s performance, tailor lesson plans as per the interests, and provide real-time feedback. They are also able to perform monotone tasks, such as checking MCQs. In other words, AI has a lot of potential in the academic world.
Since the start, the concept of education has placed the teacher on the driving wheel to decide what should be taught. But with the rise in independent learning, institutes are now focusing on student-centered learning. Teaching and learning can become very easy when the student’s point of view is understood, with an evaluation of his/her needs. This is why it is expected that curriculums will be designed as per the personal learning goals and interests of students to drive quality learning.
4.Augmented Reality Training:
Pictures and videos are known to persist in human minds for a longer period of time than the information gathered through listening or reading. And this is the core of augmented reality training. The AR tools are designed to convert abstract diagrams and hard concepts in 3D models for better understanding. They can also demonstrate lab experiments virtually, supporting critical thinking and creativity.
5.Building empathy in the students:
A positive and encouraging class environment is paramount to developing emotional intelligence in students. From empathy and compassion to determination and respect for others, we all will agree that education should promote moral and ethical values as well. With the increase in mental health awareness and racial stereotype, curriculums are now incorporated with various aspects of emotional intelligence to facilitate positive personality building.
A lot of parents prefer home-schooling when they feel confident enough to teach their children themselves. In order to support homeschooling, there are a plethora of online services that are designed to help such parents. These include online video resources, practice questions, as well as assignment or dissertation writing services. In this way, students can acquire knowledge and practical skills without any loopholes.
Many students struggle in their professional life just because they chose wrong career paths. This results because of peer pressure, forced decisions from parents, and no understanding of personal interests. This is why schools have started to incorporate Relaxation hours in the curriculum where students are given one hour to take time for learning more about them, doing what they like, and observing things. This self-critical hour can encourage students to understand more about themselves.
As students, most of us rely on our friends to teach us an important topic late at night on video call just before the day of the exam. After all, we understand better with discussion, don’t we? This is why more and more teachers have started to encourage students for group study or discussions for resolving a certain problem, questioning things, and coming up with effective solutions. This trend is slowly rising in 2020.
9.Internet of Things (IoT):
Where IoT is making major strides in sectors such as automation, it has great potential in the educational world as well. IoT has already made its way into schools and colleges with features such as face detection for attendance, student location tracking, and detection of human presence to switch on/off electricity accordingly. As technology is all set to boom in 2020, IoT can automate many activities in the academic world and make studying more fun and easy.
Exams are the most stressful time of the year for students. In order to curb the pressure, the new technology is all set to change how exams are conducted and managed. It is expected that many schools will employ AI proctoring to allow students to take exams regardless of their location. But how is it going to ensure that exams are given in a fair manner? AI has got that covered too. With the means of tracking, advanced video, and audio streaming, teachers can ensure to exams in a secure environment.
The Final Takeaway
Education is paramount to boost the success of the future generation. With the rise in technology, higher education institutions have started to adopt the latest trends and technologies for improving the quality of education. The year 2020 has a lot of prospects for improvement in education. Let us know in the comments if your school is doing something different for cultivating learning.