From the last few years, the education sector is going through a massive change as technology is reducing the gap amid what students’ study and what industries need from them. A major shift is seen from academic curriculum based on marks to life-based total development. Today, technology is serving the objectives of the new education policy with an aim to make education affordable and easy for all. Technology is developing world-class industrial workforce, which is strengthening higher education-industry partnerships.
Here is a look at some of the education trends that will boom in 2020.
- Augmented Reality (AR)
AR is being used in education specially to impart knowledge lessons that are difficult to understand. AR changes the location and timing of learning that keeps dullness at bay, which is usually established in an environment where students are subjected every day. Now, professors and teachers have specified that acquiring practical skills is equally important as theoretical knowledge. With AR, it is now possible for students to break from the mold of passive learning. AR helps students to perform virtual practices, involves students with enthusiastic interactive exercises, and demonstrates real-time examples with the help of digital modeling.
Gaming in education is like entertainment and learning. It provides students the best of both play and work. Educational simulators and video games teach engages students in skills such as computer programming, algebra, geometry, and flight training. As reality games provide immersive experience, it helps students to imbibe technical skills through a rich combination of digital technology, strong narrative, and real-world game play. Besides, high definition gaming allows students to look closely and build things at their final outcome to understand what is right and wrong.
- Interest-Based Learning
Interest-based learning refers to the subjects that the students are inclined towards for their knowledge. For instance, if a student is more into science than mathematics, then he/she will be encouraged to learn more about that particular subject. This will help the student to excel in the subject they have an interest in, which will be fruitful in the future. This type of education booms into the inherent passion that the student has for that particular subject.
- Social and Emotional Learning
Social and emotional learning help in enhancing student behavior as it is all about setting a positive outlook towards society and its members including teachers, students, and parents. It nurtures better motivation towards learning and deep commitment to school activities. It encourages everyone to participate by sharing ideas and beliefs while making everyone a part of the group.
- Self-Paced Learning
Technology has enabled users grasp and study the content at their own pace with personalized learning. This eliminates the pressure of matching their instances and peers of rote learning. As students are not studying only for exams, but also for comprehension, it will make their understanding of the subject relatively deep. Many institutions have come up with certification programs and courses that are entirely taught in online mode. This enables students to participate in live sessions, view recorded lectures, and study from any part of the world.