Artificial intelligence, blockchain, or digital learning, e-learning are some kind of things some of those technologies. Which are helping the education sector to adopt technology in a rapid way.
Come 2020 there are going to be a lot of avenues, new techniques which are going to be which are going to disrupt the education sector because of Technology adoption.
So today I am going to explain about 10 technology adoptions that are going to disrupt higher education. In 2020 so stay tuned. digital spending on education is projected to increase up to 350 billion US Dollars by 2025.
A lot of new adoption for student management system or Enterprise management system or online admission process or student relationship Management Systems, Like CRM is getting adopted across the education sector in an accelerated manner.
Thre is a preference for technology that can be integrated with the stand-alone applications or overall existing applications.
So if you are building new education technology-oriented applications, you need to ensure that it is easily integrated with other applications like mobile applications of existing applications associated with higher education Institutions.
An important aspect of education technology adoption is video-based learning. So there are a lot of smartphones, usage is happening all over the world.
And because of usage of smartphone video consumption has already increased So according to cisco As per the latest statistics more than 80% of the internet traffic is likely to be consumed with videos.
More number of students or more number of users are watching online videos. So it has given rise to various tools and technologies related to online learning as well as eLearning.
So as a higher education institution, if you are planning to adopt technology, then video-based learning has to be on your priority list.
There are a number of tools and techniques which are available which are making video-based learning content making very cost-effective or cheap.
so if you want to define a video content, then you just need to have any kind of average or above-average smartphone and some kind of microphone to get started with video-based.
And if you would like to edit some of those content, then there are a lot of free as well as cost-effective tools are available in the market using that you can easily define video-based content.
The major advantage associated with video-based content is reusability. Imagine if any kind of visiting faculty or visiting Professor is coming to your educational institution and is conducting lectures related to niche topics.
And if you would like to share that lecture or share that content with any other batch, then it is recommended to have that lecture recorded and those can be available for those students where they can access it at any point.
So video-based learning will also encourage students to have the revision quickly where they can easily watch those videos, again and again, to get their concepts clarified.
As a higher education institution, you can build your portfolio learning-based videos and those can be made available to the existing students or
you can run those videos as an online learning tool Where any distance-based student who is located at any other location can easily learn those topics by watching those videos.
so video-based learning has to be on your priority list coming in the year 2020. An important point related to adoption of technology in the case of higher education would be Blockchain related technology.
as you are aware blockchain technology is a base or framework associated with very popular cryptocurrency.
So cryptocurrency has increased its popularity all across the world there are many countries, which are coming up with their own framework associated with cryptocurrency and all the framework associated with cryptocurrency is nothing but blockchain.
So blockchain has a lot of very useful use cases in the higher education segment as well. So imagine current problems associated with student mark sheet where the student needs to be provided original
Marksheet by the university and when Student need to take admission for their higher education or Ph.D. admission those students need to submit those original copies or photocopies of those market with the other universities
but using blockchain technology it is possible to authenticate those mark sheets where any university who want to authenticate
A particular mark sheet or particular academic record associated with the student can easily communicate with the other university using blockchain technology,
where blockchain will help to authenticate validity associated with the mark sheet or academic record of the students.
And there are other cases where the students need to submit their academic records with the organization associated with placement or if they want to apply for the internship or job with any other organization,
then there is a major headache associated with that organization where they need to verify whether the mark sheet submitted by those students is valid or not, or if any kind of alteration has been made by those students.
So using blockchain technology, those organizations can easily communicate with that University, and University can easily authenticate whether that mark sheet is valid or not.
So, there are a lot of innovative use cases that are going to drive higher education adoption for blockchain technology and that
is definitely going to help simplification associated with academic record management or academic record exchange or student academic record collaboration with other universities or with the organization.
So the entire validation process or the verification mechanism associated with the student mark sheet or even employee academic record can be simplified with the help of blockchain technology.
Examination management is one of the key areas associated with education Institutions.
You can conduct online exams with technology-based invigilation approach where the traditional physical examination invigilation can be easily replaced by the technology-driven proctoring mechanism, where any student can appear for the online exam,
sitting at any location and Technology will be able to keep track of those students whether they are using any kind of malpractices or if any kind of cheating happening during the online examination process.
Technology can also help you to define the question paper associated with the online exam along with the secure delivery associated with the question papers can also be managed with the help of technology.
There are a lot of educational institutes that have started conducting online exams using technology and that is definitely going to drive or it is going to enhance in the coming year 2020.
Another key aspect related to the adoption of technology in the case of higher education would be, self-paced learning or learning-based on the individual preferences of the students.
So imagine if you are a teacher and you are teaching a batch of 60 students,
Some of the students might be able to understand easily, but some might take more time for understanding various Concepts.
So, if we consider video-based learning, So in that case, if students are watching say particular 60 Minutes of video and after watching 60 Minutes of video,
students are appearing for the online exam associated with learning related to that video content, and based on the analysis of the content exam result system can easy to predict the capability of the individual student
related to adaptability or related to understanding various concepts which are being taught in that video, and based on that understanding, the system can run a particular algorithm, and it can recommend the learning path for that particular student.
So, imagine if a particular student is weak in any particular area, and that student requires more revision or more study is required for the particular topic,
then system using artificial intelligence algorithm can easily provide a learning path for their students where the system can predict the study associated with this topic, after completion of the x topic,
so this self-paced learning or self mode of learning mechanisms can definitely help each and every individual student to enhance their knowledge and Technology can play a key role in enhancing those knowledge associated with the students.
Virtual reality is another technology that is also driving technology adoption for higher education.
So all those tools and techniques related to using virtual reality in order to prepare education-based content is definitely becoming cost-effective and in the coming year 2020,
all those tools and technologies or software are definitely going to become cost-effective and that is definitely going to drive more virtual reality-based content.
So, imagine if you are a medical student, and you would like to understand the mechanism associated with the human body, so using virtual reality,
you can prepare such innovative videos, where you can directly show the students entire aspects associated with the human body in a 3D format.
So in this mechanism, students can buy the eyeglasses which are specifically designed related to virtual reality,
So image a student is studying geography or any particular location, then using virtual reality, you can prepare a video-based content or 3D content,
and using those specially designed eyeglasses, students can see the places or locations virtually, in front of their screen.
They will be able to understand more, with the help of virtual reality. There is a concept like if you are reading a particular, you are able to understand 10% of the things,
With the help of videos, you can learn more like say, you can remember say 50% of things with the help of technology-related videos, but with the help of virtual reality, you will be able to experience those things in front of you.
So chances will be like you would be able to remember those percent More than 70% of those things.
So imagine if a student is visiting your website and the student gets stuck while filling the online application form, in the traditional way,
the student needs to either send an email to the education institution or they need to do the phone call to understand or to resolve their query.
Where using the chatbot mechanisms, students can directly enter their query in the live chat and using frequently Asked question database in the backend,
the chatbot can easily analyze the query entered by the students or parents and it can resolve or respond to that query instantly.
So, there are a lot of use cases associated with the chatbot in the case of the Education sector you can use a chatbot in order to resolve the queries of the student during the admission cycle or if anybody has query related to say a scholarship that can also be managed by the chatbot.
So using live chat mechanisms powered with the chatbot technology, you can easily resolve your number of telephone calls or overall email inquiries that you usually receive and it can definitely help save the cost associated with the query management system.
The podcast is something that is really taking off since the last couple of years’ time.
The podcast industry overall is taking off and there are a lot of new avenues or new opportunities as far as podcast is concerned.
Higher education or the overall education sector can definitely adopt podcast. Podcast provides an advantage where any kind of learning can happen over voice.
So imagine if you are driving your car or if you’re driving your vehicle or even if you’re walking around your home or if you are coming to and fro from your college or to your school then you can listen to that innovative educational podcast.
There are a lot of universities that are running their own freedom as well as paid podcast channels.
So, if you are a student, if you would like to understand some of the key concepts like artificial intelligence or programming language, or if you would like to learn any foreign language like to learn English,
how to speak English or how to write English, then there are a lot of useful education podcasts available. The major advantage associated with podcasts is anytime learning.
So, as a student, you can learn it at any given point of time you just need to have your smartphone with the podcast application installed and there are major applications and which are virtually free; and you can easily listen to those podcasts in order to improve your knowledge.
As a higher education institution, you can easily record the lectures which are happening at your education institute.
You can easily convert those lectures in the form of Podcast and you can run the specific Channel which will be exclusively available for your students.
Students can easily subscribe to those podcasts, they can easily listen to the lectures which were happened at your highest education institution or college.
So if students want to understand complex concepts which have been taught at the college or at particular lecture or seminar and if you are able to convert that lecture or seminar in the form of podcasts,
then students can easily subscribe to it and they can listen to it in order to clarify concepts or in order to revise their knowledge associated with education.
As a higher education institution, you can make available those podcasts to your paid subscribers. So imagine if you are running an Executive MBA class or distance education-related classes,
So Podcasting is a technology that is definitely going to help higher education institutions and come in 2020,
you will see more and more adoption of podcasting in case of the Education sector. Technology adoption for higher education is definitely going to increase in the upcoming year.
There are a lot of new avenues available and any higher education institution, which want to build their brand or they want to beat the competition and if they want to climb higher in their ranking associated with education courses, then technology adoption is a must.
Technology can help you to simplify various things like examination management, admission management.or even student query resolution process.
You can enhance the learning process associated with the students and the overall job associated with those teachers or professors can also be simplified with the help of technology.
So, are you ready to adopt technology in the coming year 2020? Years?
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