Technology is causing massive changes in all sectors of economy. These changes have been felt in the health, financial, entertainment and even government sector. The good news is that these changes will make the world a better place. One of the key sectors that have been affected by this disruption is education. These innovations have given classroom a new look; and has changed the ways in which lessons are conducted. Here are the top six technological innovations that are causing major changes in education:

1.Virtual Reality Education: Virtual Reality is already a big name in the tech world. Big companies like Google,Sony, Facebook and Samsung are gearing up for a brutal war over this technology. One of the areas of application of VR is education. With Virtual Reality, students can interact with the 3D world. Google has been on the forefront of experiential learning in schools through VR technology.

2.Artificial Intelligence (AI): AI is used in schools to automate key activities such as grading of subjects and providing feedback on areas that need improvement. It is also used to enhance personalized learning among students, especially those with special needs. Through machine learning, adaptive programs have been developed that care about the individual needs of students. AI tutors have been come up to teach students subjects like Mathematics and Science.

3. Cloud Computing Education (CCE): The Cloud Computing Technology has made it possible to access the educational resources from any part of the world, Thanks to the Cloud Computing Technology. Vital resources like written, audio, video lessons and assignments can be stored on school’s cloud terminal. Students can access this resource from the comfort of their homes, complete and submit their assignments back to their tutors. Cloud Computing eliminates the hassle of carrying tons of books. This technology also allows students to chat live with their tutors.

4.3D Printing: 3D printers are already causing repulse in the education sector and students love them. Content can now be expressed through 3D models. Through this printing technique students can have a better understanding of something that was thought to be complex. 3D printing takes concepts and makes them real.

5. Social Media in Educational Institutions:Educational institutions have not been left behind in capitalizing on the impact of social media. Through these sites, educational institutes can organize contests and meetings.Students from different schools can use social media to exchange ideas which can change lives and develop the collaborative skills

6. The Use of Biometrics in Schools: No more truancy and cheating. The introduction of biometrics has helped to streamline education and enhance discipline. Facial, fingerprint recognitions and eye tracking are the biometric methods that schools have implemented to streamline their operations. Apart from being used to monitor students’ class attendance, they are used while borrowing school properties such as books from the library. Teachers use eye tracking methods to monitor how students are absorbing content that they have been taught. The widespread and feasible access of the internet is one of the factor that has accelerated the implementation of technology in the education sector.

F/O Aaryamann
Class IX.

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