For over a decade educational technologies are emerging at exponential rates, But many schools and educational institutes fall short on understanding and utilizing these technologies. Today we are introducing 10 emerging technologies in e-learning that educators and school management must know/understand for providing quality education for the children. Let’s have a look at it.
Augmented reality is an exciting topic that educators need to know. According to Wikipedia, augmented reality defined as “an interactive experience of a real-world environment whereby the objects that reside in the real-world are “augmented” by computer-generated perceptual information, sometimes across multiple sensory modalities.”
The use of augmented reality visual content is able to catch student’s attention. It ensures you the engagement and interaction of the students in lessons, as they are seeing and experiencing what they are learning. The use augmented reality to learn abstract and complex concepts because it helps students to visually see complex 3D models rather than imagining it in mind.
Anatomy 4D, Elements 4D, Aug That are some of the most popular and useful augmented reality apps that students and teachers can use for effective learning.
Artificial intelligence is one of the most discussed topics in the educational industry. Artificial intelligence in education is a significant technology which helps education in a number of ways.
Personalized learning is one of the most important area of education that has used artificial intelligence. In personalized learning, AI helps you to find the best course material for you based on your identity, interests and your way of learning. Artificial intelligence replaced the old-fashioned classroom study with a more personalized and student-centered approach.Artificial intelligence can monitor overall performance by identifying the strength and weakness of a learner. It can rank learners based on their performance and give real-time suggestions to improve the overall performance of their studies. Artificial intelligence is very important so as to keep track, report and monitor the performance of the learners.
3.student data privacy and security
In the era of online education, the student data should be handled safely. In digital learning students may be required to share their personal information with many online services. This data sometimes get compromised and misused if not handled securely. Data security can be defined as the protection of data, usually in digital form, from unauthorized or unwanted access, use, and dissemination.
Hacking into a online learning portal makes it possible to extract all the student data including their personal details. It can be shared online for malicious purposes. A secure e-learning portal helps protect the student data from being hacked and ensures their security.It includes host security, network security, malware prevention etc.
4.Internet of things(IOT)
Many of you people are wondering what is internet of things or simply IOT. In layman’s terms internet of things is taking all the things in the real world(for ex: a light bulb, a car or any material thing) and connecting them to the Internet. Now you may be wondering how IOT will be useful in e-learning.
IOT helps to create a global network among educators and students. This helps learners to interact with their peers worldwide.
5.learning Management systems
A learning management system is a software that is used to deliver courses or training programs for students. It helps to manage the courses efficiently. By using a custom e-learning development, anybody can create,change and assign courses for students.
Using a learning management system you can give personalized courses to each student. You can identify the weakness and strengths of the student, and create customized courses that will help students to concentrate more on their weakest part to improve it. Many LMS support live chats with educators also, this will help shy students to ask their doubt and clarify it.
6.School management systems
School Management Systems are software that helps educational institutions to manage their daily academic and administrative activities easily and effectively. School management systems are the most popular emerging technology in educational niche.
The education industry is undoubtedly one of the sectors that have found the best use of technology. This has helped education industry to save time and money to a great extent by avoiding manual paperwork and taking many shortcuts in their daily academic and administrative activities. Software like EduXpert School Management System, Fedena, etc are changed the way of how a modern school operates.
Cloud computing is simply the group of computing resources located at various places in the world. The system can be shared and accessed from anywhere in the world.Cloud computing guarantees the access to basic data to anyone utilizing any gadgets from the workplace.
Mobile learning or M-Learning is the method of learning through your personal mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets or even a laptop. The study materials are either downloaded into the device or accessed online. Mobile learning allows flexibility, allowing students access to education anywhere, anytime.
9.Virtual and remote laboratories
Virtual laboratories are web applications that emulate the operations of real laboratories. Virtual laboratories can be accessed anywhere without the need for a physical system, and it enables students to practice in a “safe” environment before using real, physical components.
More than 80% of students who used virtual laboratories scored higher in examinations compared to a control group. With 386 students, 80% suggested adapted to self-learning using virtual laboratories. 82% of university teachers who employ virtual laboratories indicated using them to complement teaching material and reduce teaching time.
10. 3-D printing
3-D printing is another helpful technology students using these days. It helps students print out 3-D prototypes. Learners can also take 3-D printouts of difficult to visualize structures to help understand easily. Such as 3-D structures of molecules for chemistry students, 3-D structures of cells, viruses, organs for biology students, topography, demographic, or population maps for geography students, etc