Giving Compass’ Take:
• As technology becomes prominent in society, there are many ways it can permeate (and benefit) various components of education from learning styles to student responsibility.
• The future of education and its success will not be entirely based on technology, but on how educators can utilize tech to their advantage in the classroom. What support might teachers need to do this effectively?
• Read more about how tech implementation starts with teachers.
Technology is already sweeping through classrooms as educators and developers create more and more products designed to enhance education.
With an influx of new learning models available, traditional educational methods are bound to evolve in the next decade. To get a better sense of where things are heading, Business Insider has taken a closer look at technology’s developing role in the field of education and outlined the advances that could be spelled out for the future.:
- Personalized learning: Adaptive learning software is quickly replacing the role of textbooks in the classrooms and students are tackling subjects with the aid of tailor-made computer programs that assist their needs.
- Education philosophy: With technology making it easier than ever before to query Google or effortlessly calculate a math problem, educators are determining the types of knowledge students need in order to thrive in a technology-saturated workforce.
- Teaching: CEO of Silicon Schools Brian Greenberg says that evolving technology doesn’t undermine a teacher’s role in the classroom; instead, it augments it.
- Artificial Intelligence: AI makes one-to-one tutoring increasingly possible at enormous scale.
- Student Responsibility: With adaptive technology assisting individuals at every skill level, students are better equipped to learn on their own.
Technology’s benefit in the classroom is all in the way it’s used. When paired with interpersonal relationships, thoughtful educators, and deliberate programs, technology can be an incredible asset, but Greenberg warns that it isn’t the end-all solution to education.
It’s not about having a kid stare at a screen for six hours a day,” Brian Greenberg said. “The real story for the future of education will center around how educators structure and run their classrooms.”
Read the full article by Zoe Bernard about the future of education from Business Insider.
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