Technology has changed the way we look at education. You no longer have to go to libraries or scan through multiple racks of bookshelves to get information about something. In today’s world, you get any information you want with just a click of a button. Technology has played a central role in almost every aspect of our lives. As new technologies keep adding, we can say that kids who go to kindergarten today will end up with jobs we don’t even have today. We cannot really define the technologies that will alter the education system. All we can say is how the technology we have now can change tomorrow’s education system.
Digitalised classrooms are slowly replacing chalkboards. There would be no need to use papers and students wouldn’t have to use notebooks to take notes. Various study materials and records can be stored in a cloud where students can download the files. There are many universities and schools where this kind of education system is already implemented, but it has not reached everyone worldwide. Students will be able to visualize and learn things in a much better way as they have laptops and computers.
There might be no physical campus:
As you have Wi-Fi and internet connections almost everywhere in the world, students can connect from wherever they want. No longer does one have to come to a class and attend the lecture of a professor. With the technology we have today we can record the lecture and watch it whenever we want.
Learning and testing patterns will change:
Testing patterns will definitely change. Students will be asked to take up projects instead of tests, and they will be evaluated based on their critical thinking. Maths might be taught more practically in a way that students can solve real-time problems that relate to the subject.
Role of teachers will change:
Teachers will no longer be the best source of information. With students being able to access any information they want, they no longer will depend on their teachers to teach them about a particular subject. The main role of a teacher would be to guide students as innovators. Teachers need to let children do things in their own way.
Education will be available to everyone:
Though a majority of people in the first world countries have access to education, there are many students in the third world countries who have never stepped into a school; this will change when technology reaches everyone. As education will be available to everyone, jobs will be in more demand, and since we cannot comment on the jobs of the future, there might be jobs for every educated person in the world. As the collaboration and flexibility increases, people start to move across the globe and get a brilliant experience.