Top 5 Digital Transformation Trends In Education For 2019

Top 5 Digital Transformation Trends In Education For 2019

The world is seeing a rapid change digitally, touching each sector of life with positive change and improved services. Let it be the health sector, manufacturing, retail sector or the education world- the world is digitally transforming at a high pace. The education sector took quite some time to get introduced to the digital transformations, but recently it has started adopting it.

Impact of a modernized education campus can be transformative for learning outcomes. Each individual learns in different ways and at varying paces and in schools, keeping students engaged in learning is a huge challenge the educators deal with each day. Fortunately, the education world is embracing the recent digital revolution at a rapid rate. Traditional classrooms are being replaced by modern dynamic and interactive learning environments with a positive outcome. A growing number of academic institutions are busy upgrading classroom environment and learning systems.

Here’s a lowdown on the key digital transformation trends that are and will drive an enormous impact on the education sector:

Internet of Things:

Higher education managers are already making serious investments in the Internet of Things (IoT). We are already surrounded by plenty of smart things like smartphones, watches, house and now smart campus too. IoT provides a lot of advanced data and in the automation of a lot of processes:

  • People/Campus Tracking inside the school premises, tracking student right from the moment they get into the school bus, inside the school premises, till the time they are dropped off home.
  • Tracking teacher and staff position in real-time to keep track of their location. Generating alarm when unauthorized personnel enters a specific place at the wrong time or student misses a class.
  • Automated attendance management, taking attendance on application by just moving around in the classroom via IoT enabled I card.
  • IoT based Asset Tracking, to manage and locate the valuable assets in the school, be it an important document to audio/video equipment, computers, and tablet PCs.
  • Smart lighting, replacing the traditional lighting to LED which gets switched off when the classrooms are empty.

Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality / Mixed Reality:

Gone are the days where students are expected to sit quietly at their desks. Educational technology is succeeding in making learning collaborative and interactive by adapting technologies of AR, VR, and MR. These have opened new gates towards learning resources for students by overcoming language barriers and accommodating visual learners. Students can experience history, can bring animals into the classrooms or traveling to the moon without actually having to travel. This digital transformation will maximize the eLearning portfolio and will give a new pace to educational sectors.

Personalized Learning:

Personalize learning is an excellent introduction of technology which is spreading at a great pace. Personalized learning enables specific teaching methods for different students and each student gets to learn his lessons in the most suitable manner according to his personality and strengths. This technology is proving bliss for students with any sort of disability too. For instance, this lets students with disorder to write their papers using their voice or by speaking instead of having to write down spellings and words.

Gamification:

Playing and learning strike when classrooms utilize gaming as an instructional tool. This technology enables understanding difficult subject matter more exciting, interactive and easy to understand. As technology progresses, it has been quickly accepted and used to enhance educational games in every possible discipline. These games are specifically designed to provide immediate feedback; students are intrinsically motivated to keep playing them and learning in the process.

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning:

The role of AI in educational technology is unpredictable. Artificial Intelligence does not aim to replace teachers but to only provide personalized learning (as discussed above), so that learner can use the most of it. AI enables the speech-to-text feature which is now available in a vast range of digital devices as well, which is equipped with Natural language progression. They have the human-like capabilities and are no longer limited to aspects like speech recognition, problem-solving, helping students in note-taking and writing even more comfortable and fast-paced.

Introducing technology to the education sector will not only improvise the educational experience for the students but it will also help them learn new things in a more understanding manner. Digital transformation in the education sector is already taking off in pockets. New technology and new learning models are exciting and bound to offer unthinkable possibilities to students.

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