September 20, 2021
Technology and Education Continue to Grow Together

Technology and Education Continue to Grow Together

Raise your hand if you knew kids would receive their entire education through technology in 2020? No one, that’s not too surprising.

None of us could have predicted the events of last year, and as much as we want to put them behind us, The way education was presented to kids last year is the same as what we are going to see throughout 2021.

Growth for Learning

Kids are being made to embrace the needs of the day, which is to learn through the use of devices and technology. This has caused a trend in the changes and growth of how lessons are delivered, where students can spend their time during learning, and the need for parents to be much savvier when it comes to the technology needed for the education of their children. Even college students are faced with this challenge.

How Do We See Education Being Presented Moving Forward

Take a look at how education shifted in 2020 and then take the next logical steps. We can anticipate more online learning, a greater use of electronic devices, and the submission of lessons through email and connected devices rather than in person. While some areas are working toward in-person education, we can see the benefits of technology that was shoved hard into the education process last year.

Here are some trends we expect to arrive and continue this year.

The Growth of E-Learning

E-Learning was the most useful way for kids to learn from teachers last year. Immediately, it seemed every school had several zoom accounts to allow for a virtual classroom to be created for the learning process to continue. Expect the E-Learning technology to continue to grow through 2021 and give students more access to the information they need and desire.

The Use of Video Will Continue to Grow

As more teachers have become comfortable with the process of teaching kids online, they have made greater use of video-assisted learning to give kids a lesson with something they can see and understand easily. YouTube is certainly one of the most-used platforms as education and technology continue to meet together to teach kids. Students need various ways to learn their lessons and video offers an alternative to reading.

Artificial Intelligence Will Become Part of Education

Imagine a world where a virtual setting can be created and students can learn with a hands-on approach in this setting. Imagine students having customized tutoring that’s tailored for them that is the result of artificial intelligence. This is what we should see before the end of the year as educational programs begin to use this advanced technology to give students the presentation they need.

Teachers Will Begin to Use Learning Analytics

The data collected about the background of a student can be married with the educational needs and curriculum of the class to create alternative learning processes. This can allow students and teachers to have the right way to be successful in the distanced educational process we’re dealing with right now. This is certainly one of the newest trends in educational technology and one that could be extremely impactful.

Students Will Have Lessons Through Games

It’s long been known that one of the best ways to teach kids is to create a fun game out of the lesson. Teachers have been doing this for a long time, but most teachers aren’t programmers. Thankfully, the use of games, called gamification, for lessons is growing and can be used to teach students while they have some fun. This technology has grown already and should continue to improve throughout this year.

Creating an Interactive Learning Environment

Whether the teacher is working to create small group projects or simply wants to have students interact with the lesson, much the same way they would in a classroom, the creation of interactive learning technology is on the rise. The various tools and methods that teachers want to use are being added to the technology that will be part of the education process going forward.

Better Wireless Networking Makes a Difference

How many numbers can we put before the G that represents the wireless network strength and capability? The use of 5G networking allows educators to have access to better tools, faster downloads, and enhanced educational assistance. We will see the emergence of the smart classroom which allows students to feel more like they are in a classroom rather than sitting at home. Will we see 6G before the end of 2021? That’s hard to know, but certainly a possibility.