Education: Emerging Digital Trends to Embrace

Education Technology Insights | Monday, August 23, 2021

Virtual reality in education can allow students to ‘experience’ the subject they are learning before moving on to real-world applications.

FREMONT, CA: The digital revolution has impacted nearly every element of people’s life. More than 3.5 billion people have internet access, and more than 5 billion people are anticipated to own a mobile device, half of which are smartphones. This amount of connectivity has changed how individuals interact with one another, get news, and view the world.

However, online learning is only one way that digital technology and improvements have influenced students and classroom practices. Continue reading if one is interested in learning more about how technology has transformed learning and the benefits that some of these changes can provide for teachers and students. The emerging top two digital trends as schools begin to embrace the internet’s value in the classroom are given below.

Virtual Reality

Virtual reality is becoming a more vital part of technology in all industries. Although it began as a kind of entertainment, it has now gained popularity for its usage in training sequences and even shopping. Virtual reality in education can allow students to ‘experience’ the subject they are learning before moving on to real-world applications.

Students in the hospitality business, for example, can observe numerous prospective work environments firsthand, feel as though they are in a situation where they must serve customers, and receive training that offers them hands-on experience without ever leaving the classroom. This can assist students in feeling more at ease and better equipped for their future employment and education completion. Students who feel more qualified and at ease in their responsibilities will have an easier time transitioning into them and performing.

Cloud-Based Learning Opportunities

Students and teachers may connect from nearly anywhere, thanks to the cloud. These programs can be used in person in a lecture hall, from home, or even halfway worldwide. When the epidemic struck, the potential for these kinds of applications skyrocketed. Teachers began using various platforms to host lectures and broadcast videos for students to help them stay on track with their studies even if they could not meet in person.

These platforms provide a plethora of possibilities. They make online classes possible and participatory by allowing lectures to be streamed. Students can also use various apps to submit assignments, keep track of their programs, and connect with others in their class. The platforms may be used to divide students into smaller groups to work on projects and tasks together. Students may even be able to take tests using cloud-based software built exclusively for them.

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