02 Dec 2019

Evolution of learning models: 10 educational challenges, part 8

Evolution of learning models: 10 educational challenges, part 8

With tech being used throughout lecture halls, seminar rooms and learning spaces across the higher and further education sphere, alongside shifting media consumption habits amongst students, its up to education leaders to adapt teaching to move with the times.

Discover how they’re doing it in part eight of our look at ten of the key educational challenges and how EdTech is doing its part to overcome them.

Ten-educational-challenges-part-08.PNGLevel: Higher & further education

The Challenge

As EdTech evolves and adoption rates at universities and colleges rise, so comes a need for teaching methods to evolve to keep up.

Students are more comfortable with technology than ever before. Keeping them engaged via EdTech is clearly accomplishable, but the technology does demand a different approach to teaching.

Education leaders cannot stand still on this. Without it, they risk being unprepared for a new era of digital education. This will have a negative effect on both their own effectiveness and their students’ wellbeing and final learning outcomes.

The Solution

This all depends on the type of technologies higher education institutes decide to employ. However, what follows are some examples of teaching methodologies being rolled out nationally in response to new technology.

Blended learning – Blended education essentially fuses traditional teaching methods with new tech-lead methods. This means smart analysis of learning statistics to gauge student performance, automated marking & grading, and student empowerment by providing a hands-off approach, supplemented by online materials, letting them go at their own pace.

Platform facilitation – Students are more accustomed than ever to curating their own content, thanks to streaming services like Netflix. Universities are now considering following similar models, using similar curated content distribution platforms.

Experiential curation – A complex title for essentially using digital platforms to continue learning outside of the classroom or lecture hall. What does this mean in practice? We’re talking smarter analytics for better communication and student assessment, as well as software like video conferencing to extend teaching hours.

Learning certifier – Through mobile applications coupled with university dashboards, and gamification methodologies, learning certification keeps on top of students’ development. By accruing micro credentials integrated with online dashboards, this allows tutors to see which of their students are excelling or failing behind, and they can plan personalised teaching experiences accordingly.

Workforce integration – Establishing collaborations with companies to build curricula and even extracurricular activities, helps to give students the skills they need to excel in a digital era.

Remember to keep checking into Bett for more information on how EdTech is helping educators at all levels beat the modern world’s unique educational challenges.

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