It’s hard to know exactly which technology will catch on in the education sector and when, but the following list showcases some of the emerging new technologies, software, and platforms available. Many of these have entered the classroom and are changing the way students and teachers learn permanently.
Remember the doodling days on the side or back of your notebook while you tried to take copious notes from your boring teacher? Would you be more motivated if you knew that your notes would not only give you an edge on the exam while earning you a bit of cash?
Flashnotes allows students to upload their lecture notes and also sell them to other students who need more help or resources. The general pool of knowledge expands as students continue to share their work with one another while The rating system allows the best note takers to get more business.
Riding the wave of what works, the new startup is using a Facebook type platform and tailoring it for education. This social network allows professors and students to follow one another, communicate, and discuss class work and lectures.
It allows for document uploads, calendar sharing, and a grade book option in addition to the social aspect. It is better than social networks that aren’t always the best place to develop academic networks because students can follow their professors and interact with them without worrying about that compromising photo from a crazy weekend party.
Keep watching this space to know more about emerging new technologies in action in the classroom.