The Future of Education – Personalized, Perfect & Free (Thanks to AI and VR)
Right now, online platforms like Khan Academy and Coursera have made a plethora of educational resources available 1) for free and 2) on demand, such that you can pick and choose what you learn and at what speed you learn it.
Khan Academy has delivered over 300 million lessons since it started in 2006, features 5,000 free instructional videos in 65 languages, and allows users to complete 4 million exercises every day – simply amazing.
In 2011, Stanford professor Andrew Ng decided to put his machine learning course online for free, thinking that maybe a few additional people would tune in with his students. Within days, 100,000 people had signed up to take the course.
We are already seeing technology democratize access to education – but soon the education itself will become even more powerful with the help of AI and virtual and augmented reality.
In the near future, artificial intelligence will be able to personalize learning platforms to each individual student.
The AI will have unlimited access to information and will deliver it at the optimal speed to each student in an engaging, fun way.
By Jeff Alderson, Principal Analyst When Google, one of the largest technology companies in the world, wanted to build more awareness and encourage adoption of its products in the education market, it made all of the training for those products available to any teacher or administrator online at no cost. Launched in July of this …
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"In today’s classroom, educators are constantly required to mold their teaching methods to give students the best opportunity to succeed. It is not only imperative for students to learn the required material, but also critical that students gain a sense of confidence toward their work, and find motivation to expand their learning.
However, this can be difficult for some students, who may struggle in traditional, lecture-based class styles. For some students, finding the motivation to complete homework or prepare for class can be a constant struggle, especially when every effort is met with a poor grade or frustration from teachers and parents. Therefore, teachers must become more and more creative when motivating students to learn."
I am going to be teaching ICT and computing for the first time this year, and I wanted to think about ways of gamifying the course for years seven and eight. I have decided that rather than refer to the elements of learning as ‘units,’ I will be calling them ‘levels’ with a digital …
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