RECENT INNOVATIONS IN EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY
1) Learning-focused vertical search engines
Horizontal search engines such as Google search the whole web, while vertical search engines offer a more concentrated search.
Using vertical search engines is a smart way to organise the excess information and educational content in cyberspace.
2) Intelligent curation
Delivery of relevant content based on personalisations has facilitated adaptive learning for some time now.
Education-centred apps similar to news-curation apps are also poised to emerge, enabling on-the-go learning.
3) Pop-up schools
Learners can now access the lectures of their choice delivered by teachers and trainers worldwide.
By removing intermediate entities such as school boards, tutors could be more independent and creative in designing curricula.
4) Virtual campuses in the metaverse
Modern cloud infrastructures make it possible for virtual campuses to become a reality soon.
Add to this the emerging and ever-improving technologies like VR, AR, AI, etc., and we will soon have campuses in the metaverse.
Engaging by nature, gamification of learning improves performance, encourages healthy competition, and makes the learning process fun.
6) Use of wearable technology
Wearable technology could help deliver real-time data for teachers to use while teaching.
Immersive classrooms with 360-degree viewing and audio technology would give viewers the optimum experience.