With the development in technology, everything is being dependent on it. The education sector also adopted technology and this changed the way of education. No doubt technology is making things easy for us to do. This results in reduces the manpower and saves our time. As we are using technology, you have also experienced how fast technology is upgrading and making all things easy for us. Just take an eg. 10 years ago only 40% of people were using smartphones in the world, knowing about smartphones. But today after 10 years you see 98% peoples of the total population of the world is using smartphones. Why?
Because smartphone covers everything. Before 10 years we were using calendars to see the date, month, and year, we were using an alarm clock to set reminder alarms, and we have to send a letter to those who don’t have a landline phone or mobile phone. Right? But now all these things are covered in a single smartphone. We don’t have to use an alarm clock to set reminder alarms, we don’t need calendars to see dates, and we don’t need watches to see the time. Smartphones covered all these things in a single device. Now we can connect with anyone in the world from anywhere.
All this became possible due to technology. Technology is upgrading daily and making new changes to the world. Due to the spread of COVID-19 education sector also adopted technology to help their students in learning and understand easily. We experienced online education in 2019 first time in India. These online classes students were taken by universities, boards, schools, colleges, and other educational institutions. It means students don’t have to go to school or college to study, they can attend their classes from their home. The education sector and other entities like parents, teachers, students, principals, etc.. will get benefits from educational technology. It also helps students to grasp better.
The education sector should always be ready for environmental changes. This means that we cannot predict the future and what is going to happen in the future. So education should always be prepared for climate change. Just take a recent example of COVID-19. The spread of the disease was unpredictable. We thought that it is also normal virus-like dengue. But it is a very dangerous and infectious disease and spread all over the world.
Due to this whole world including the smallest nation also tend to national lockdown. This affected the education sector also because to maintain social distance no students are allowed to go to school or college and educational institutes also lead to shut down by the government. In this critical situation, online education helped educational institutions to continue their course or semester and avoided the spoiling career of lakhs of students. Sometimes climate also disturbs our regular life and affects our education. But here are a few trends in the educational sector in 2022 that made education a little bit easy and reduced our efforts.
Today we will discuss top trends in the education sector.
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A wide number of people are looking for an education that is easy to grasp and interactive. Online education is having exactly the characteristics. The main benefit of online education is that one can learn from anywhere like their home also. This gives one kind of freedom and the candidate feels free to learn. In COVID-19 many people were influenced to educate themselves once again as they have time and also the option to learn from their home.
Moreover, most companies want to hire candidates having strong educational backgrounds. So one must have a strong educational background to get a good job. E-learning gave them a chance to educate themselves and achieve educational certificates and degrees.
Online education gave another touch to the education system. One can record the online class and save it for the future if they needed it. There are many courses available now provided y many educational institutes whether it may be private or government. One can take advantage of this and complete their online course in less time and grab the best opportunities.
Digitalization gives wings to the educational sector to fly farther and faster than ever before. Digitalization changed everything from offline to online in the educational sector. Just like in the past we had to g to school and colleges to take admission, we had to fill up admission forms physically. But now we don’t need to go to school or college to take admission, we don’t need to fill up forms physically. All we need to do is just visit the website of a particular school or college and fill up the admission form online from home. After this, they will take our exam. In this exam also we don’t have to attend physically. We can give this admission exam online from our home.
All these things are digitalized now and reducing human efforts and also saving lots of time. Fees payment is also now can be done directly through G-pay or UPI from distance. Not only from COVID-19 online education becomes very popular. Online education helped a lot in this pandemic. Educational institutes used to take their classes online class software like zoom, google meet. Conduct Exam is also one type of online exam software. This software allows educational institutes to take online exams for students. Set question papers in less time. There was a great response from a wide range of students and educational institutes.
Artificial intelligence has been used to perform many tasks automatically. It helps to reduce human efforts and automates your daily basis tasks. The education sector also made many changes a lot and gave a high touch. Principals and professors have to manage the environment of the school or college. But they also have other duties at college or school to manage. They just don’t teach they spend time grading tests, doing necessary paperwork, making progress reports, handling attendance, arranging a teachers-parents meeting, managing teaching materials, etc.
In the end, if we see teachers spend lots of time in non-teaching activities and so they have less time in teaching. Artificial intelligence will automate these additional tasks and this results in them having more time to focus on teaching without being bothered with administrative tasks. With the help of artificial intelligence, many universities created an artificial room that looks like a universe and they try to teach their students uniquely. So they can remember easily and understand the topic more clearly.
According to human psychology, we can remember visual things better and faster than written words. It is proved that written things are harder to remember than visual. With the help of artificial intelligence, many universities and boards arrange an online seminar in which the mentor is not physically present there in the seminar but its virtual 3D image is there which gives you a feel that the mentor is present there. For example, if you have watched a robot movie, then this effect is shown in that movie.
Digital Assessment refers to doing an assessment virtually. This means till the technology is introduced its new features every school, college, university, and the board has to take exams of their students offline. But now it is possible to arrange an online exam. Students just have a smartphone with an internet connection and are all set. Online exam software is also developed by IT software companies that can help universities to arrange online classes and take exams. In this software, you just have to set a question paper, and you are ready to take the online exam.
Universities also declare the results of exams on their official website. This gives benefits to students in that they don’t have to wait long for their results and also don’t need to go to university or college to see the results. All they have to do is visit a particular university website and enter their seat number to see their result.
Gamification means representing something as a game to make it easy to understand by adding a gaming mechanism to increase user engagement, loyalty, and happiness. Gamification is also involved in the educational sector. The best example of gamification is Minecraft: Education Edition. Minecraft introduced a game that teaches students how to code uniquely. It allows students to learn by playing the game. Moreover, puzzle, the quiz is also a type of gamification. In short, taking one concept and adding a gaming mechanism into it and presenting it in a game format.
Gamification made a change in the education system. Many schools and colleges adopted gamification to teach their students uniquely. Gamification set a goal for learners in a level format so they can have fun and try to reach that goal to complete levels.
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We have discussed the top 5 education trends in 2022 above. These are the changes made in the education sector in 2022. Technology helps us in many ways and make thing easier for humans to do. The education system became online from COVID-19 but till 2022 many educational institutes adopted online education as primary and moved to digital education. Now government also provides online certification courses. One can join this course and complete it online and get a government certificate.
Not only education but many businesses also adopted the word online and moved to WFH (Work From Home). Online education helped not only students but also helped professors and the management of school or college. Everyone got the freedom to provide education from any place and students got the freedom to get education from any place. Students get the benefit to record their online class and keep it for future revision.