The provision of education is a practice that has stayed constant since time immemorial – however, it’s the manner in which this knowledge is doled out that has changed continuously over time. There was a time when the classroom was associated with just three things – a teacher, its students, and the blackboard. However, the rapid development of technology has completely changed the definition of a classroom itself, to the point where it’s become secondary for these three elements to even be present in a single enclosed space for the environment to be called a classroom.
After all, progress is a significant aspect that governs a human’s life. We’ve moved on from walking on foot to roaming via plane, from physically purchasing products to ordering anything and everything we please in the comfort of our own homes, and from reading & writing on parchments to doing anything & everything possible on a multi-purpose device. So, if multiple aspects of a human’s lifestyle have been augmented with the advent of the latest technology, then why should the process of imparting education be an exception to this golden rule?
This is what Education 4.0 is all about – aligning educational goals with the latest technology to streamline the process of imparting learning and making it more accessible for successive generations that are becoming more well-versed when it comes to these innovative devices, services, and anything else along the same lines.
Of course, any explanation would feel devoid without appropriate reasoning to illustrate this point. So – keeping this train of thought in mind – here are some of the many ways in which the applications of the latest technology have modernised the education system as we know it.
Smart learning methodologies
The harsh truth that most education institutes fail to realise – or refuse to accept – is that big and boring textbooks are quickly becoming outdated, due to the sheer number of media alternatives that are available in today’s day-and-age. So, instead of trying to fight this change, institutions should welcome it by imparting knowledge through various video and audio mediums, distributed on a common IoT platform which students can access with ease. This will also enable the cohesive gathering and analysis of data when it comes to the student’s understanding of a particular subject, while also letting them figure out the best course of action that can be taken to streamline these processes.
Removal of unnecessary delays
Most outdated educational systems face another problem – numerous delays that occur during the teaching process. Thankfully, through the integration of IoT solutions, these delays can – at the very least – be minimised, if not negated entirely. This can be done through the utilisation of a common IoT platform that will help combine all the classrooms functions, for better accessibility at all levels.
Integrating IoT solutions into the educational system will enable you to personalise the pace and intensity of knowledge provided to each student so that this level of learning can conform to their capacity and requirements. IoT platforms where students can interact with each other can prove to be quite helpful in this regard since it will ensure that no student will struggle to keep up with others when it comes to attaining the knowledge required to take the next step in their lives.
The three points mentioned above detail out just a few of the many ways in which the educational process will be heavily impacted with the integration of the latest technology. This will ensure that little to no problems come in the way of the new generation attaining the learning they need through the modernised processes and applications that they’re familiar with.