While the core objective of education in the 21st century remains what it has traditionally been since ages, but the means of it has changed drastically.
Schools and other educational institutes are not limited to being a place of learning. They have transformed to become places where teachers and students connect on multiple levels to ensure holistic development and personality enrichment.
Teachers are working beyond their role of being mere instructors, they now function as guides who help students transform information into knowledge and knowledge into wisdom.
The curriculum is also developed in a manner that allows students to have fun and learn by exploring and experimenting new topics. Similarly, books are not the only source of information for the students. The internet has brought together sources that together make up the world’s largest library. Students now do not need a teacher to teach them, or explain, or point towards information — the internet allows them to search, read, understand and seek any information they want. This has opened many avenues for enterprises that are committed to transform the education industry by breaking the traditional checkpoints of education. The main aim of 21st century education industry is to help students grow.
The Role of Mobile Applications
With internet, the oyster called world opened up to offer the pearl of unhindered knowledge to the students, mobile apps made it a lot easier for students to reach that pearl.
All thanks to the variety of hand-held devices, no information out of reach. The introduction of mobile applications in the education industry has helped in developing innovative teaching techniques for classrooms and for direct use by students. Most of these mobile applications are based on learning through games, interactive exercise that indulge the students and hooks them on being able to develop interesting thought processes. Students are encouraged to understand, explore and question information from unique perspectives in an attempt to develop cognitive thinking. Mobile applications dedicated to education helps bridge the gap between students and institutions. Today, any individual with an access to internet and these mobile applications can teach themselves, even in the absence of traditional teachers.
The Role of AI
Artificial Intelligence is gradually making its way into the education industry. The major impact of artificial intelligence on education, so far, has been its ability to reduce the administrative lag in most educational institutes. Artificial intelligence is increasingly reaching into the aspects of grading homework, evaluating essays and measuring student responses — therefore, giving teachers the time to plan their lessons better and spend more time in interacting students. Artificial intelligence can, gradually, automate the admission process. A number of websites hosted by educational institutes, today, use artificial intelligence to provide instant chat boxes to help solve standard problems or guiding students in directions that can help them solve their problems.
Artificial intelligence can further be used in developing tutoring services, that can help students who have difficulty reaching a formal educational institute due to any form of acceptable problem. Artificial intelligence is set to make the education industry more dynamic.