Promising EdTech Trends for 2019 – Part 3

People in the community of education industry have seen technological changes over the last decade. Change is the only constant and what’s interesting about technological changes is that it develops at an even more rapid pace -a vital reason contributing to the big advancements in the learning space. It has led to changes in the way how schools operate and how teachers and students interact. 

As we begin a new year, let’s dive in to give a glance at the promising technological trends which are expected to collectively change the way students learn and teachers teach this year.

Augmented & Virtual Reality to become Commonplace

We have seen how Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) have already made a comfortable space in instructional area. A virtual reality teaching tool, Google expedition allows students to swim with sharks, visit outer space and walk through a museum and more without leaving the classroom. It has 500 expeditions available currently and plans to double in the future with development works ongoing.

Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

In the last year, AI has received a lot of buzz. The technology is extensively being used to improve education and will continue to augment the work of the educators.

A subset of AI, machine learning enables computers to be programmed to learn to do something they are not programmed to perform. The growing penetration of Machine Learning will eventually help improve education. As AI educational solutions continue to mature, AI can hopefully help fill need gaps in learning and teaching and allow schools and teachers to do more than ever before. With software for K12 analytics and higher education fast becoming accessible, they can to provide actionable answers which can be applied directly to the classroom eventually playing a significant role in improving assessments and evaluations by removing biases.

Analytics technology will help educators to predict students’ future learning behaviour as well discover and improve domain models.

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