No Classrooms in the Future According to Recent ResearchBy Chris Brandt, UniversityHerald Reporter
A recent research has predicted that in the future, the idea of classroom learning will be non-existent anymore, what with the emergence of new technology. According to the report, the main reason for this is the expectation of students for a more highly engaging and interactive learning rather than stagnant designs led by instructors.
The research titled "Education in 2025 - Technology innovation survey" interviewed more than 1,800 education professionals to get their insights and predictions on education. From this, a total of 64 percent believes that students "engage primarily with content in the classroom" compared to 25 percent who believes that it will still be the same after 10 years. Moreover, 53 percent believe that mobile devices and real-time video collaboration will be the model of how students engage with content in the future.
The experts also believe that academic institutions are not utilizing the full potential of technology in the classroom. Furthermore, 34 percent of the respondents say that there should be more focus on how to improve the quality of teaching while 17 percent thinks that there should be a move to further personalize learning. Another 13 percent believes that teachers and educational institutions need to take advantage of new technology.
According to the research some of the factors that will cause this shift is that students can easily connect with experts in various fields and industries using flexible media and high-quality connections. Such collaborative, team-based learning will enhance students' experience bringing him to a level of "I don't want to miss this" attitude on learning.
"There is clearly a trend for integrating technology with physical teaching; it's about finding a balance and doing what is best for the pupils. It's important that we don't lose that face-to-face practical teaching environment, but make sure we maximize the potential that technology can bring to the education landscape," said Andrew Graley, Polycom's director of Healthcare, Education and Government for EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa).