How Education Technology Evolving With Time.

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Chauhan Sumedha
May 28, 2019   •  38 views

The education system is often subjected to debate over the repetitive syllabus, outdated curriculum, and poor infrastructure. But on the positive side, we have just began exploring the potential of technology. With the pace at which the Information technology is growing it has invaded a major portion of our lives which can be harnessed for augmenting the future of education, the education segment is the slowest to embrace the change and incentivize from the developments in technology but yet some amazing technologies are offering the right push to the sector.

How are Technologies doing it?

With the influx of new technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Machine learning, the obsolete education system is bound to evolve in the coming decades. To help you have a closer insight as how technologies are doing their way right, here is a list of tech trends that are acing up their game when it comes to education technology.

1. Artificial Intelligence (AI):
It is basically the simulation of the human intelligent process through machines. It mimics human actions and rational thought to solve real-world problems.

2. Virtual Reality (VR):
Virtual Reality is closely related to AR when it comes to offering rich interactive experiences but unlike AR the environment is absolutely artificial. Virtual Reality if employed effectively in the education sector can come up with groundbreaking results and help raise engagement and knowledge retention of students of all age groups.

3. Machine learning:
A subset of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning basically helps to find patterns in collected data and use algorithms to make data-driven decisions.

One of the first applications of Machine learning in education was replacing filling in the blanks with multiple choice questions.

4. Augmented Reality (AR):
Augmented Reality is the integration of digital information with the user’s environment in real time. It is nothing but a technology that employs the existing user environment and overlays a new information atop. Including AR into education would come up as help to both students as well as educators. Educators can directly involve students in an interactive 3D model leading to grab student’s attention and motivate them.

It’s not that just the small ventures are digging into Education Tech but some major giants such as Google, Apple, and Microsoft the investing hugely into products based on education.

  • Apple is upcoming with a valuable set of tools for guiding students on apps and devices for the classroom are:

1. The classroom app.

2. School work.
3. Handouts.

  • Google even has products along the similar lines. Google classroom, for instance, streamlines assignments, fosters collaboration for making teaching more meaningful. Google even offers easy collaborations with its own GSuite when it comes to Education.

  • Microsoft doesn’t even lag behind. Their product, Microsoft Language Translator help break language barriers. It even caters to the students who require Assistive technology and suffer from hearing impairment.

Microsoft doesn’t even lag behind. Their product, Microsoft Language Translator help break language barriers. It even caters to the students who require Assistive technology and suffer from hearing impairment.

Talking about the future, we can expect classrooms to adopt a one to one ratio between students and devices. With devices like Google’s Chromebook that are comparatively cheap, easy to manage and interchangeable and provide access to a number of Google’s education platforms, the education sector can experience a boost.

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Nice article... ☺