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If educational institutions provide students a well-rounded educational experience, they must make continuous education the new norm.
FREMONT, CA: Technology has a great impact on humanity. Pessimists and optimists are making predictions about how rapidly existing jobs will be modified or disappear. They disagree about how new jobs will be created and whether this will compensate for the inevitable loss of jobs. This debate raises profound questions for educators. How they prepare students for a world of work where robots and AI are the new normal? Employers have made it plain that many of the current educational methods are outdated. If educational institutions do not embrace and anticipate change in their curricula, technological advancements in robotic technologies and AI will thrust change upon them.
To meet the students' requirements and the employers who hire them, firms must first view the role as educators differently. They must be more creative as they revise new approaches to offering knowledge, inspiration, and insights. This new perspective means that educators must shift away from the centuries-old notion of the sage on the stage. Instead, they must embrace the role of coaches on the side. Educators can no longer act as mere lecturers but instead become facilitators who can curate classes where students can learn from each other and function collaboratively on messy or wicked problems.
Many faculty will mean leveraging AI to facilitate greater student connectedness, both inside and outside the classroom. New technological advancements can help educators offer more personalized experiences that meet each student’s diverse requirements and abilities. Embrace the rise of online learning. Students’ interest in pursuing online microcredentials is quickly escalating. The popularity of these programs shows that more students need to decide when, where, and from whom they wish to consume educational experiences.
To prepare students for the robot era, educators must teach them more than how to write computer code. They need to train them to appraise an extensive range of complex problems. In the classrooms, students should discuss privacy in a digital age and the algorithms' biases and the humans who write them. They should question organizations' potentials and responsibilities that gather, own, and sell the personal data of people who leverage their products and services.