The following article has been inspired by the thoughts of Mr. Mayank Srivastava. He is the Founder of Experts’ Global, one of the world’s leading EdTech firms in the field of GMAT prep and MBA admission consulting.
Education Technology is the practice of deploying technology to impart education. This practice has the potential to revolutionize how far and how effectively education is imparted, across the world. Technology may seem like it is already a very big deal in education but the reality is that we have only seen a small bit of its potential realized. Education technology is very beneficial in countries such as India, as these countries have severe geographic, economic and cultural divides that are major hindrances to the effective spread of education. Education technology is also referred to as EdTech, let us see what we can expect from it in the future…
Educators are well aware that every student learns at a different pace and needs to be taught differently. However, educators do not have the time to give such personalized attention to each student. EdTech solutions offer a way to make sure that all students be able to learn, in the way that will be best for them. Well-made EdTech solutions can judge how a student is responding to their training and adjust it accordingly.
Video lectures are one of the simplest types of EdTech. They are already used by many educators, in an informal capacity. As their utility becomes more apparent, many institutions of higher, advanced, and specialized education are considering adding them to their syllabi. Once this happens, we will see some of the top minds in each field preparing pre-recorded video lectures. The classroom teacher’s primary role will then shift to discussing the finer points of the videos, in order to ensure that their students understand it.
More Time for Educators to Spend on Core Work
In the future, educators will have much more time to focus on core work, as day-to-day tasks will be fully automated. Scheduling, organizing and, data keeping tasks will all be handled by the EdTech tools. Even grading will no longer be done manually. The grading of objective type questions has already been automated and the grading of subjective type answers is not far behind. This will be done with the help of specially designed AI tools. This, combined with the adoption of video lectures, will leave educators with much more time to focus on the core tasks of class discussions and student engagement.
Analytics Based Career Advice
If supplied with the right data, a well-designed EdTech algorithm can provide many helpful deductions regarding the sync between an individual’s skills and interests, and their career choices. EdTech can provide a lot of advantages to the field of career guidance.
Developing Tools for Bolstering Collaboration
It is common knowledge that technology allows us to seamlessly collaborate with individual’s, in very different geographic and cultural environments. Advanced EdTech tools, which we will see very soon, will allow us to also collaborate on educational matters.
The Classroom Will See Big Changes
Some technology enthusiasts believe that EdTech will entirely replace traditional learning institutions. This is a, somewhat naïve view. EdTech is a valuable aid, but there are some skills that it cannot teach. Furthermore; EdTech will need the support of established institutions, to reach its full potential. If the institutions do so; then it will be the best outcome for them, the EdTech field, and for students.