Trends in Technology and Education

Technology and Education

There has been a dramatic change in the learning model over the last few years as trends in  technology and education have drastically changed.

Classes are now virtual, coursework is available on learning management systems, and one-on-one sessions are usually held online.

As schools and universities implement the latest in education technologies, there is no doubt that these advances will significantly affect teaching and the learning process.

Technology in the Classroom

According to a recent Census survey, around 16 million Americans have canceled their plans to attend college, as they fear contracting the virus.

But despite these monumental challenges, the experts have a positive outlook for the future of technology in education.

Specialists in education tech have exciting innovations for the education system, helping improve the learning and development process.

Technology Trends in Education

Technology in the Classroom

While schools across the United States are welcoming back students, many parents are still skeptical about the safety measures being implemented—in fact, 54% of parents want schools to improve their systems and focus on online or remote learning. To explain what this could look like, we’ve gathered a few of the latest trends in education:

1. Artificial intelligence for education 

Tests can be graded by machines that are powered by comprehensive algorithms—this means faster and more accurate results for students.  In fact, up to 40% of tasks that instructors typically handle, like lesson planning, grading, and other administrative duties, can be driven by AI, saving around 13 hours a week.

2. Cloud computing

In the past, all digital media files were stored on internal servers, making them accessible only to the people present on campus. If something went wrong like malware infestation, hacks, or corrupt files, the data was lost forever. Cloud computing puts an end to these risky behaviors by storing the files safely on the cloud. By 2021, education-centered cloud computing is projected to be worth $25.36 Billion. This comes as no surprise, as most operations are now handled on the cloud, and conventional pen and paper-based systems are being traded for laptops and tablets.

3. Learning management systems

According to a survey of learning and development departments in North America, 70% of respondents use a learning management system. These are education-oriented content management systems that allow teachers to share lesson plans and relevant material online, and they can also run examinations and grade them.  An LMS offers many tools to streamline curriculum delivery; teachers can efficiently run in-person, virtual, and hybrid classes. They also have detailed analytics that show the overall performance of the class and each student.

Empower Your Students With Technology 

In the future, the importance of technology in education will only increase. It’s expected that blockchain usage will be on the rise, robotics will be used to provide assistance, and 3D printing will be utilized to create physical objects based on the subject.

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