What will be the learning of the future? Will schools be like you think now? What will be the role of the teacher and that of the families? This info-graphic can givesyou some clues. These changes point towards a diverse learning ecosystem in which learning adapts to each student instead of the child adapting to school. Some years ago, the solution for the development of this work would be to spend hours looking for information in the various books on the subject.
But what does that really mean?
Those who think that this type of change occurs only with students who were born in the post-technological transformation era are deceived. In reality, this is an opportunity for educators to reinvent themselves to explore new formats and methodologies, with the aim of improving education that already in the present shows features of digitalization. You already know that the trends of the future of education go through the technologies and, with this the concept of hybrid education arises.
Today, students may also look for information in books along with the content found on the Internet to make a more complete work, a practice well known as hybrid education. But, of course, the Internet has been the first and perhaps the main option of the majority of students. If it is already so natural to understand that the Internet is playing an important role in studies. You cannot help but notice that people are ceasing to seek knowledge only through traditional means and opting for technological paths.
Tools and technologies
As you must have noticed, the education of the future involves a series of factors that go from the use of computers to make school surveys to the creation and use of online courses to share knowledge. However, they are not just searches in research sites that form hybrid education. The tools that help this type of education go much further. Therefore, knowing that technologies are trends in education, you must know some features of digital learning and its advantages.
- Combine studies with other activities
- Choose the study schedule
- Be able to use mobile devices without having to travel
- Study at home
- Participate in forums with classmates and teachers to discuss and resolve doubts
- Pause in a content or watch again to better understand
- It costs less, in general
- There is equality between diplomas and certificates awarded in distance or face-to-face courses
The use of tablets, interactive whiteboards and computers is part of the transformation process for the education of the future. One of the ways to use virtual reality in the classroom, for example, is by doing field research that is trips that are related to the content taught. It is already possible to know important museums or historical cities in other countries with virtual reality. Nowadays, there are already special glasses that allow this experience and it is even possible to use the Google Expeditions tool.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the part of modern computer technology that is developed to stimulate human mindcapacity to reason, perceive, make decisions and solve problems. In short, it is the ability to give intelligence to something that is not a person. Many people think of AI only for the future, with robots capable of acting and thinking like humans. However, today there are applications of AI in your daily lives. E-mail, for example, is able to recognize what is spam and send it to the trash. Our smartphones can do searches and investigations only with the recognition of our voice and the answers come through virtual assistants. Why not use tools like this to make the class more dynamic?
Education focused on the student’s abilities
In a classroom there are students who prefer different activities. Some identify more with virtual reality, while others like videos and others prefer to deal with the earth. The education of the future foresees that the attention will be on the abilities of each individual. Thus, at the beginning of the year students respond to surveys and divided into groups will have classes aimed at their preferences. This goes to the meeting of multidisciplinary teaching, which can be used during graduation with the exchange of knowledge in the most different courses and subjects.
Collaborative learning is a teaching methodology that is based on the interaction, collaboration and active participation of students. It can be developed with workshops, talks, trainings and courses. Even with the presence of a teacher, the focus is the exchange of experience and involvement and motivation among all participants.
Full access to technology
Here, is the importance of producing content in various formats. That is, from the teaching of a certain content. It is possible that different activities are developed with the same theme, whether in the form of videos, Internet pages, podcasts or others.
The education of the future also has as a contribution the Trans-media methodology. That is to say, they are different means transmitting contents so that the means complement each other. If the student uses only one channel to acquire knowledge, a part of the information will always be missing. Then, to have access to the complete message, it will be necessary to access different media with specific content for each of them.
Practical learning (workshops and prototyping)
When knowledge is put into practice, learning is much more complete. This is, certainly, another trend of education. Provide students with practical workshops related to what they learn in theory. This is experimenting which means in other words, prototyping. They are tests and experiences developed in the classroom, focused on the skills and with total freedom to make mistakes. This is a technique perhaps best known in the field of exact sciences, but which can be further expanded and also used in other areas. It is part of the education of the future.
Conclusion: Hybrid education
Think of banking applications. Today, it is possible to make many transactions through the internet, but to make others, a physical presence at the bank branch is necessary. That is, there are both options and both work well together. Hybridism occurs in the same way for the teaching system. It is traditional teaching constantly talking and using technologies to improve the way in which knowledge is transmitted and acquired. You cannot assume that the current generation of students, who already have access to the entire digital age, can simply sit in the desks and listen to what the teacher has to teach. Today, it is already possible to apply hybrid teaching strategies in the classroom or even create materials that can help other teachers or companies to expand the knowledge of their students and employees.