Looks like we are back at talking about how technology is yet again shaping our lives. This time we will talk about Education. Education is the second institution that a human being gets into after family. It plays a major role in building the personality of a person. It further allows people to choose what kind of career path they would follow. Similarly, it also widens their learning for the same. But with the advent of developing technologies, education is also changing itself from time to time. Let us see how education has changed over time.
How Education Has Changed Over Time
From the way children are imparted with the knowledge, to the way they are graded, the entire ecosystem of education seems to have changed a lot. Children are more exposed to how the world works and they learn faster and sooner nowadays. Early adults are exposed to behavioural aspects as they meet more people and see things in a different way.
Subjects like Literature and Communication are now very important to understand how there’s been a great change in the way people perceive things. The combinations of the subjects you choose is also
Role of technology in how education has changed over time
Technology is no doubt making everybody’s lives easier and simpler. It not just brings the world closer, it also brings the world learning together in one place. On the one hand, it can be argued that technology is making things easy by providing all information in one place and enabling communication between people better for the purpose of learning. On the other hand, it is true that students are becoming lazy. The reason for this is everything served ready-made to them. As a result, it is making them learn less than what they used to.
It is quite true that learning in the earlier times involved more research and struggle. It is also true that information is now at the tap of a finger. Whether this information is reliable or not is what is questionable in the internet age. It is also possible that facts are incorrect and sources are malicious while using the technology. There is good research and development conducted on the internet of things to get rid of such problems created in learning.
Generation Z and Millenials’ impact on education
First of all, it is important to note that the value and structure of education has changed over the years. And even more rapidly in the past 2-3 decades. The changing needs of the market and the growing range of products in different industries is evolving the very nature of education. It is also safe to say that each subject had its own importance at each phase of what the market reflected on education.
It is also important to note the inclusion and the diversity women learners have brought into the educational ecosystem. Not just that, there has also been a drastic shift in the literacy rates in countries around the world. There is also a paradigm shift in the importance of learning the computer and related devices. No matter which course or subject you have chosen to study, the biggest aid is the computer which opens opportunities to other spheres in one click.
3 ways teaching has changed in the past decade
If we have to put all the changes happening in the educational ecosystem in 10 points, here is what we can come up with –
Inclusion of Media in teaching
Media is an emerging new tool used by education. To make things more interesting and attractive to the children, schools are replacing old infrastructures with digital classrooms. For the young adults and postgraduate students, e-learning is now necessary to cope up with the competition in the current world. For example, courses for AI and Data Science are available on the online platforms to pursue while you’re completing your regular education.
Remote or Distance Learning
As mentioned in the previous point, e-learning and distance learning is picking up a lot more nowadays. To fit into better jobs and grab the best opportunity, students are opting for courses that will make them extraordinary. Additionally, a lot of companies prefer candidates who have some experience in the field they wish to pursue.
Importance of holistic development
A lot of schools and education models are focusing on all-round development. The curriculum is nurtured and developed keeping in mind all the requirements of physical, mental, and emotional factors for learning.
In conclusion, the world of learning is nothing like what it was 30 years ago. The changing needs in the market and the evolving innovations are paving the path for new learning and a new way of looking at things.
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