3 Emerging technologies that will boost Education in 2023
3 Emerging technologies in Education for 2023
The new normal (after the pandemic hit) was everything but easy; however, it has taught us a lot! New ways of doing things have replaced the old practices, and people can do nothing but be responsible for their adaptation and, therefore, evolution.
Although automation existed before the pandemic, Covid forced those resisting the change to surrender. Automation has many pros and only a few cons (the less developed the country, the more cons). The benefits that automated processes offer students entail the possibility of adapting academic offerings and strategies to meet students’ needs and timing while providing options for customized instruction that allows students with different skills to work together in the same classroom.
Along with changes, remarkable technologies have emerged to provide new options for new ways of doing things while enhancing the experience of students around the world! These are some of the emerging technologies that are changing -improving- the way we learn!
Artificial intelligence is all about streamlining the learning processes when applied to education. This tool offers multiple benefits that can benefit both the students and the professors.
Among others, AI-powered education solutions can personalize students’ experiences by identifying their learning backgrounds and weaknesses and offering the classes that best suit each student’s needs and will more likely provide better outcomes.
AI can become an excellent ally regarding tutoring. It can be very challenging for professors to follow up with each student and each specific need. AI tools can help learners to sharpen their skills and improve while not in class. AI chatbots can answer as fast as 2.7 seconds.
Regarding the professor’s administrative tasks, AI helps with automation: AI can automate tasks like grading papers, assessing learning patterns, and replying to general questions. A Telegraph survey revealed that teachers spend at least 31% of their time planning lessons, grading tests, and doing administrative work.
Gaming and education have always been a good combination, and when you add virtual reality, this is the closest students may have to hands-on learning because it lets them learn through the experience.
One of the immediate benefits VR could offer students worldwide is the possibility to access education even in areas in which accessibility is not easy. VR would facilitate distance education models, which could greatly benefit populations with limited or no access to education.
There is a good reason why VR is extensively used in the gaming field: the immersive experience it provides. Educators could take advantage of the realistic environments VR can provide to enhance students’ interest and engagement.
Gaming lessons and evaluations through VR could positively impact the outcomes of the students and facilitate the learning process. Additionally, the creation of virtual environments could exponentially boost essential parts of the learning process, such as practice and repetition.
Asynchronous Learning is another emerging technology that offers multiple advantages. To start, we could say that makes content “more accessible” due to what is convenient for the students. With time and disposition, difficult classes can become more manageable. Asynchronous Learning gives the students more time to review lessons and concepts. Real-time courses are time-limited, and every student learns at their own pace.
Asynchronous interaction could also boost learners’ Networks by enabling interaction with people worldwide. Asynchronous tools can create the perfect virtual scenario to kickstart conversations and disclose your comments to hundreds of fellow learners.
Emerging technologies and the learning process at AU
As technology advances, we are moving into a self-service model where individuals have more control to attain the information they need when they need it, no matter where they are. “At Atlantis University, we are always looking for ways of improving our student portal. This gives our students real-time access to their academic records, financial information, class schedules, and much more. A project which started in late 2020 and launched its first Beta version for the Winter term of 2021 is always a work in progress. We keep making updates to improve its functionality and offer the best experience to our on-campus and online students,” explained the Academic Department. (Learn more here Automation and the future of Education)
The most significant benefit for AU students accessing information via a self-service portal is time management. You do not need to wait for someone to give you any information as you can access it yourself; you are in control of getting what you need.