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Conventional teaching methods are no longer sufficient to prepare students for their future careers. Educators are increasingly embracing cutting-edge technologies like VR and 3D printing. These help provide more engaging and personalised education, and enable students to learn inside as well as outside of the classroom.

Trends that Shape the Future of Education

Without proper education, today’s kids are less likely to succeed in the job market of the future. It’s important that traditional learning methods be reformed to include the latest tech trends. Technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), big data, virtual reality (VR), and augmented reality (AR) can all deliver much more tailored education, make learning fun and even improve student safety.

Recent developments in the IoT are a case in point. AI-based learning platforms can notify teachers when students are experiencing difficulties studying a certain subject, for instance. And via RFID-chipped ID cards, teachers can track the movement of students while they’re in the school and outside. This information provides insight on with whom students study, or where they play, and it makes attendance-keeping a breeze.

Technology such as VR and AR can make learning fully immersive and engaging and much more fun. Furthermore, students that are unable to attend classes can still be present in the school through telepresence robots. The VGo robot, for instance, has video and audio capabilities that help distant learners to participate in the classroom and interact with teachers. Finally, companies such as Sony are developing a blockchain-based system that record students’ grades and official transcripts.

As technology transforms classrooms, students will be the ultimate winners. On our blog you can find much more information about edutech-related topics, such as the role of VR in schools, the libraries of the future, and robots in education.