Covid-19 has accelerated into the future. With over 1.5 billion students being forced to avoid traditional classrooms across the globe, this crisis offered the opportunity to integrate technology into everyday learning.
This change made e-learning the primary method of learning, which was in stark contrast to its role before the outbreak. Technology’s integration into schools has led to a student-centered, collaborative and future-oriented system of education that we believe will last.
It is also worth noting that the Government of India has also been a champion of “online learning, as is evident in the New Education Policy (NEP) released in the year 2000. While students, teachers, and institutions adjust to meet the demands of the modern world and the new norm, some trends will define the educational system in the near future.
A Resilient, Hybrid Education System
Future classrooms will be a hybrid, a collaborative room with new pedagogy that unites the advantages of physical interactions and the benefits of innovative online learning tools.
K-12 education will feature hybrid interactive spaces that incorporate a revolutionary methodology that blends physical interactions and the benefits of cutting-edge technology for learning online.
WizIQ learning tools enable personalized learning, quick access to the latest knowledge and vast networking opportunities. Technology that uses touchscreens has encouraged young children to participate in technologically-aided education early in their lives.
New-Age Technology-Backed Pedagogies
Digital advancements suggest that the latest technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI), learning analytics, machine learning, augmented reality, and virtual reality will be an integral component of the evolving education system.
Digital learning tools based on AI are already bringing revolutionary modifications to how teachers impart education to students with a wide range of skills and interests. This also lets teachers offer additional support for students who may need it.
An Emerging Legion of Cybersmart Students
Children today are spending longer online than they ever did and are exposed to risks like cyberbullying, cybercrimes, and sextortion. According to the World Economic Forum’s Global Risk Report 2021, “Cybersecurity Failure is the fourth-highest risk to the entire world.
It is crucial to protect our children since they are incredibly vulnerable to threats on the internet. They must be taught about cybersecurity, digital citizenship, etiquette and digital citizenship to ensure they are aware and prepared to avoid online dangers.
The rapid growth of electronic education also revealed the differences regarding access to online learning. In the year 2020, just one-third of Indian schoolchildren were engaged in online education. A smaller portion of 37.5 percent was taking live online classes in the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER).
While WizIQ continues to transform our educational systems towards being digitally-driven, it is crucial to bridge this gap by implementing systemic changes, such as creating policies that guarantee the proper infrastructure and last-mile connectivity and integrating technology into teacher education courses.
Future K–12 education will be based on collaborative classrooms, both virtual and physical, with technology-driven methods of teaching that will guarantee the next generation of cyber-savvy students who can excel shortly.