Three Major Digital Transformation Trends in Education

Education Technology Insights | Friday, October 05, 2018

Educators and Industrialists realize the benefits of technology in the classroom. Typically, education is the last industry to be transformed as it was holding on to the traditional methods and practices. Hence, it becomes crucial for the educators to implement a technology that will cater to the needs of both students and industries. Technology and Innovation are gaining prominence in the market and are making headlines in education because of how they are impacting student learning.

• Interactive Learning: Utilizing technology energizes students and expands commitment, which can build students' performance over the long haul. As indicated by a study, about two-thirds of educators are utilizing innovation to encourage students to work in groups, and 58 % are using it for problem-based learning. The more significant part of educators is utilizing change to promote imaginative reasoning or creative knowledge.

Game-based approach and interactive learning allow a more hands-on learning approach that helps in explaining topics which are otherwise difficult to explain, verbally. With the use of iPads, computers and other devices, the process of teaching the students have revolutionized. Apart from being merely the consumers of information, students are now creators and producers of knowledge and information. Portable knowledge has made technology gains, feedbacks and organizing work more accessible.

• Virtual Portfolios: Recruiters wish to have concrete evidence of previous works, which is why virtual portfolios serve as a tremendous tool for students. An ePortfolio can be beneficial in the future as it will help students to grow personally and professionally; as their skills and knowledge increase, they can add artifacts, documents, and evidence of their competencies.

• Personal Hotspots: Internet has been a boon to this 21st century, and therefore learning can take place anywhere if a student has access to the internet. But the significant issue arises when all the students do not have access to these opportunities. Once all the students have equal access to the internet, the problem of the digital divide will dissolve eventually.

Implementing technology and innovation initiatives in the classroom, educators can provide students with tools, knowledge, and resources which has become a necessity in this world which is increasingly influenced by technology.

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