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Students of the Future: Learning Environments are Evolving

by Samantha Kalany

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We surely are living life in future times, with how the COVID-19 Pandemic has thrust us into a more digital world and essentially from every angle. We’ve seen doctors appointments through the palm of your hand with Telehealth and even last mile delivery with robots, but now we’ve got students learning lessons from the comfort of their virus-free homes. With all of this fast-acting change being put into place, there is much that needs to be accomplished in order to ensure that students, teachers, and parents of students are able to precede forward so that students can have the best experience possible. To stop the spread of the virus, many school systems have placed a “Learning from Home” mandate, so that such curriculum can still be absorbed remotely, while also keeping students, teachers, and everyone else safe.

What is Remote Learning, though? StudentsVarious tools such as presentations, online assignments, and video lectures via Zoom, WebEx, and other platforms, are used to deliver such school management software. Teachers and administrators would then require the most accurate training to get the job done and get through to their students. There are several benefits to remote learning including:

  • Connecting students to peer-based knowledge, internet data, and text-based learning materials (similar to their classroom curriculum). Teachers are able to share their screens with students to ensure that everyone is on the same page.
  • Reducing the chances of students misplacing documents or assignments. Instead of submitting paper assignments like they would in their physical classrooms, students can submit work via a discussion board, email, or other application.
  • Providing opportunities to make lessons mobile for different locations, depending on if a hybrid plan has been introduced to students.
  • Creating remote learning opportunities so that teachers can still connect with them, no matter where they are learning from.

Where Technology and Education Unite

studentsTechnological advances have been known to increase the quality of education and the access to it globally. The internet has likely had the most profound effect on the way that teachers teach and students learn. Online learning has its perks and administrators can deploy surveys to better classify students into distinct learning buckets, based on previous test results, so that way the most accurate content is targeted to the right students, in accordance with their preferential learning style.

Language barriers and misunderstandings can prevent at-home learners from learning effectively, so that’s where machine learning would come into play with advanced text translation capabilities. This can help with creating systems suitable enough to provide for student’s needs and requirements. Text summarization and voice recognition can help in transcribing a complete lecture into paragraphs and legible sentences, with a great sense of accuracy. Students and teachers, in this instance are reaping all of the benefits necessary to succeed.

Adaptive learning environments can enable and encourage self-paced learning, thus allowing students to make the best out of their peak productivity hours. Blended learning is evolving into a combination of both instructor-led training and online courses so that tutors should remain available around the clock so that students can receive guidance when they need it. StudentsThe average human being may not be able to provide the offering around the clock, rather digital assistants can fulfill that need. Thanks to machine learning and natural language processing, AI assistants can learn to provide necessary guidance to students, answer their questions, and in return solve their problems.

Regardless of the virus and its time here with. us, it’s likely that remote learning characteristics will stick around for quite some time. That being said, it’s up to technology software vendors and companies to create the solutions to help teachers and students to receive better learning experiences now and in the future.

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