How Will Future Technology Affect The Classrooms?
Before we delve into some of the technologies that might become an everyday part of the educational system, let’s first discuss the system we are referring to. To be honest: not every classroom has what it takes to harness the future technology – not to mention that of the present.
While we cannot abandon the fact that these technologies will not enter some schools, we must recognize that we will be talking about resources that are likely to be introduced to academic systems with the funds to procure them.
That being said, let’s explore some ways in which technology is changing the educational experience.
Classroom Technology Trends
To catch a glimpse of the future of technology in classrooms – and how it will change the way classrooms look – perhaps, we should begin with colleges. Although we cannot precisely forecast how the technology evolves in this can, we can make assumptions. College students are now entirely equipped with laptops. But they still use Learning Management Systems, such as Blackboard, to receive instructions, post papers, or discuss topics or lectures. This is already beginning to appear in the lower classes, not only to monitor school activities but to permit parents to track and take into account students’ grades, assignments, and progress.
With the Web and technology allowing us to connect to and materials resources across the world, what tutors need now is a system that assesses what content will be most valuable to them. Digital Learning Platforms should have assessments that will help teachers establish in real-time a curriculum that is best suited for their community, for the class, and even for each student.
Tools and Warnings
There are few impressive ideas about how technology will start to enter classrooms. And it is not just about a laptop for every child. Imagine a biometric tech that can measure facial expression, a child’s breath – even how fast they type – to inform teachers how they react to the learning environment.
Also, enough attention was paid to augmented reality glasses for children in the classrooms. The glasses serve as a screen that projects images or information, completing, let’s say, a book or chart. Moreso, these glasses could display a video of teachers delivering instructions to each child at some point.
Along with this comes the worry that teachers could become dormant, and the classroom will become a fully automated tech experience. There is already concern that technology addiction allows students to have more information at hand but to collect it too easily. Possessing a vast wealth of easily accessible knowledge could damage the deeper understanding associated with the thorough process of analytical research.
Speaking of biometrics, personalized digital materials, and holographic tutors, it’s easy to influence how far technology can go in the classroom. You can’t help but ponder on who will gain access to these techs.