Keeping Pace with Educational Technology Trends
In an era of rapid technological progress, creativity and innovation, the teaching methods change rapidly. The way of students being taught today is very different from the past few years. In the last few decades, teachers use blackboard to show the teaching content to the students, while nowadays, teachers can utilize a computer to demonstrate the picture and play videos to students. Technology has changed the education model and brings various benefits to the teachers. Let us see the latest trends in education technology.
The character varies from person to person. Each student has their preferred learning style; therefore, the teacher should make teaching content based on different students. In the past, it is difficult for teachers to make various teaching methods. However, with the development of technology, the teacher can use applications to custom teaching and learning methodologies based on their need and preference. In addition, the technology can also assist the teacher to record the personality of each student, which is beneficial to make a teaching plan.
The obvious advantage of gamification in education is increasing students’ engagement in the classroom. There are several ways to make teaching gamified, for example, the teacher can organise a team competition among students. The teacher can also give reward points, stickers and badges to encourage the winning team. The data show that gamification is the most effective approach to increase students’ participation and engagement of all educational technology trends.
- Augmented and Virtual Reality
Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality is more and more popular in the education industry. The students can get an immersive learning experience through VR and AR tools without going out of the classroom. For instance, the student can experience a virtual panda through VR headset. VR and AR have a huge potential to transform the current teaching methodologies.
These trends have changed the traditional teaching method. In other words, technology offers more opportunities to teachers and learners in improving the way of learning process.