Some may not be comfortable with change. But since it is the only permanent thing in this world, we cannot help but try to adapt to change. The good news is, many more are adapting well to change as it proves to be beneficial in many industries. For one, education continues to evolve to provide learners, educators, and even their parents with the best experience.
Thanks to the many technological advancements, teachers now have many different ways to teach their students and make them understand their lessons better. Parents can easily keep track of their little one’s progress in school. Learners, on the other hand, can enjoy a better learning experience and more. Whether you are a parent, student, or teacher, the following are some of the modern trends in education you can benefit from.
Many schools, especially those offering day-care services, are now applying the principles of collaborative learning to enhance the student experience. Now, learners can take advantage of a new learning experience to improve their performance and build progression. If done right, students can enjoy group support and have a better understanding of the things taught.
In collaborative learning, teachers are not the only ones who will teach the topic at hand. Students can learn from each other better and retain information thanks to the experience attached to it. Studies show that collaborative learning offers various benefits, including academic, social, and psychological benefits.
Thanks to the pandemic, many schools are shut down. Only a few day-care centers are open to cater to working parents who have no one to leave their little ones with. Thanks to online learning, one can now start learning without leaving their house. But the COVID-19 crisis played a huge role in the sudden surge and increase in demand for online learning. Research and Markets already predicted that by 2025, the Online Education Market could hit up to U$350 billion. This is even before the COVID-19 pandemic struck.
Now, parents can have peace of mind knowing their kids get to continue with their learning even with the stay-at-home orders. Teachers can continue providing quality education and take advantage of technology. They do this while they are at the comforts of their own home. Students can also learn more and choose a more suitable time to study. This is since they can review online learning materials anytime, anywhere.
Many businesses use data analytics to get ahead of their competitors. Now, even teachers are taking advantage of analytics. Automating classroom activities help teachers better measure the academic performance of students. This also allows them to gauge the level of engagement of each student. Indeed, learning analytics is far from being perfect. However, studies show that if used the right way, we can leverage learning analytics to improve the quality of learning and teaching.
Experts are continuously trying to find ways to improve the quality of education provided to students. Online learning, collaborative learning, and learning analytics are just of the many innovations we use these days to boost student success. We can expect more methodologies in the future. But if there is one thing for sure, that is these three trends won’t be going anywhere anytime soon.