Education Technology in the Next Decade

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Considering how technology has infiltrated the classroom to the benefit, and dismay, of some students and teachers, it’s hard not to imagine how the classroom will evolve over the next ten years. While the classroom experience has been around a lot longer the technological tools we have incorporated into it, it seems that the role of education is now being led in part, by innovations such as AI teaching assistants or interactive environments. Higher education institutions have yet to design degree paths for careers in new fields such as Data Science that is being driven by advances in new technology [1]. Students understandably want to see a return on their education investment and universities wish to provide them with the skills employers are looking for but the question that remains is how education and technology can grow with one another while both are rapidly evolving.

Technology within the classroom will continue to imitate how we learn outside of the classroom [1]. Apps that help learn languages or videos and tutorials that break challenging material up into easy to digest segments will continue to drive the use of mobile technology for learning on-the-go. Collaborative environments that push students to achieve their learning outcomes together with one another will make the classroom more interactive. Digital workspaces, online assessment tools, and video lectures will make give students more access to content and course material and allow professors more time to engage with students in the classroom [1]. Ultimately, education technology is reshaping the skills required in the workplace at a much faster rate than ever before, leading employees to continue to sharpen their skills even after graduation.

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References

[1] R. Kelly, “7 Ed Tech Trends to Watch in 2018,” Campus Technology, January 11, 2018. [Online]. Available: https://campustechnology.com/articles/2018/01/11/7-ed-tech-trends-to-watch-in-2018.aspx.