As schools around the world moving to online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, students, parents, and educators are all wondering what this means for education in the future.
While it may seem difficult to predict how the future will unfold during such uncertain times, some of the effective work happening around us can guide us in our thinking.
Digital education is catching up to, and may cross the traditional classroom education.
Digital education is considered as the free version of traditional education, or the second-best option available for under-resourced communities that do not have access to traditional education. However, this may not be the case going forward. Innovators of Project Echo, have demonstrated that healthcare workers educated through telemedicine can now get the same health outcomes in patients as specialist centers at university hospitals. Or that EdTech startups using artificial intelligence to analyze students’ sentiments can get better results than traditional classrooms.
We can no longer suppose that traditional classroom education is the best education.
While much of the world will likely return to school after the pandemic dies down, the difference will be that online learning will also be acceptable and credible in the future. While we previously saw a minority of parents home school their children, this thing will gonna happen in future.
Not only is the world facing a pandemic, but t we are also in the midst of digitizing every industry and aspect of our society. This means many parts of our lives that used to be separate will now merge. The pandemic is simply accelerating that process.
Last year, at Singularity University, an initiative is led which bringing together a community of alumni, faculty, startups, corporate partners, and staff to envision the future of education in 2030. That vision, which is published in the form of a free downloadable graphic novel, outlines a world where learning, work, and family life is pretty united.
Youth learn from a digital global curriculum that is based on real-world problems that need to be solved. The problems are identified by social organizations, governments, communities, and companies. Adults who work at these institutions not only do their own work but spend part of their time teaching and engaging others in making solutions.
On real, where we are today, it is also important to ponder upon the challenges we face as these different sectors converge. In a world that requirement is adults to learn new skills, how they will keep balance with their own education, working, and raising children
As we know that in a digital future, we will combine education and work in new ways, we cannot rely only on students and employees to take on the burden of the change, our companies and educational systems must also transform. Now is the time for all of us to rethink the future we want to live in and start building it.