New Technologies are Transforming Ordinary Classrooms into Smart Classrooms
The respective markets of mobility and IoT are growing exponentially. While industries are racing to adopt these technology breakthroughs, many unnoticed early adopters are leveraging these technological breakthroughs. More than anyone else, school classrooms seem to be quickly adopting and spreading the use of such technologies
With mobile devices shaping the way the current generation communicates, educational institutions can easily adopt mobility to promote an advanced learning environment. In a changing classroom ecosystem, technological investment is a must.
Mobile devices and apps are enabling collaboration between students and teachers. In fact, IT and other departments within large educational institutions such as MIT, UCLA, Stanford and more work in tandem to provide the best possible opportunities to the students when they are on campus. This helps the students stay virtually connected while letting teachers adopt newer learning methodologies with minimal effort. Based on the current trends, some key technologies would probably be at the forefront in the near future. These include:
Gartner estimates that by the year 2020 there will be a proliferation of 21 billion connected devices, leading to IoT moving beyond devices for schools. This could be anything from connected lights, door locks to even classroom instruction as well as registrations.
A Seamless Digital Campus Experience
School campuses will go digital providing students and faculty with impeccable information and applications enhancing their education and learning.
Location-specific services are slowly being replaced with context driven mobility apps and intelligent spaces to facilitate smart interactions.
Soon institutions will start leveraging data acquired from students’ mobile devices while on premise. Though privacy guidelines are still on process, this would help speedy intervention for students who are lagging behind while also providing data points for improving the quality of education.
VR, AR for Teaching
Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) are literally trickling down from research labs to classrooms. Right from elementary level to higher education, VR and AR are facilitating realistic simulations for students to help them experience what they learn like never before.