Even as lockdowns fade into memory, schools all over the world are adopting distant learning and cutting-edge educational technologies, from local secondaries to international online education institutions. During the epidemic, teachers electronically took the register and delivered lectures using video and cloud-sharing capabilities to students in hundreds of different nations.
Such technology was essential for assisting kids in Britain and dozens of other nations across the world to survive the pandemic’s early months. Even before the pandemic, education technology was expanding and developing, but hybrid learning approaches are now dominating the field of education.
Particularly teachers think that technology in education has much to give. The Government’s Future Opportunities for Education Technology in England report, which was based on interviews with experts and more than 5,000 teachers, found that more than half of teachers believe that educational tools like video learning that support virtual classrooms will have great potential for their school over the next ten years.
An inclusive classroom
Additionally, video technology and hybrid instruction can increase inclusivity in the classroom. Using distant learning technology, a British grandpa who was 92 years old this year successfully completed a GCSE. Derek Skipper completed a course offered by the Cam Academy Trust in Cambridge and received the best score possible on the foundation paper he took, earning a grade of five. All of his classes were conducted through video conference. Despite being an extreme case, it demonstrates how technology is dismantling obstacles.
Video education is not second-rate
Not always is a video learning the “second best.” In fact, efforts are being made in the higher education industry to rate universities according to the caliber of their online video courses. A rating system for institutions based on the caliber of their online courses was developed by academics from the Open University and the Institute for Educational Technology in Italy. According to the researchers, the new criteria might be used to evaluate both in-person and online learning at colleges.
Rating schools on their video lessons
In the early stages of the epidemic, famous institutions like Oxford University’s Sad Business School completely transitioned to using video conferencing to offer lectures, doing so without missing a single minute of class time. Executives at the school attributed their success in making the changeover to having been early adopters and having a forward-looking perspective on the technology’s possibilities.
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