The global higher education market to grow at a CAGR of over 12% by 2023
Education has a vital role to play in developing the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values that enable people to contribute to and benefit from an inclusive and sustainable future. The global higher education market to grow at a CAGR of over 12% by 2023.
Learning to form clear and purposeful goals, work with others with different perspectives, find untapped opportunities and identify multiple solutions to big problems will be essential in the coming years.
Education needs to aim to do more than prepare young people for the world of work; it needs to equip students with the skills they need to become active, responsible and engaged citizens. Here the trends which will be in limelight in 2019.
Extensive Use of Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR)
Imagine reading about marine life and able to actually swim around with fishes? As alluring as it sounds, AR and VR technology has made it possible to experience various places without travelling!
AR and VR have already made its way into the educational sector. With the onset of various businesses and franchises into this sector, the use of these technologies is expected to grow. Products like Google Expeditions are aiming to make classroom AR more attainable which allows students to swim with sharks, visit outer space and walk through a museum and more without leaving the classroom. Expeditions already offer some 900 different expeditions, including visits to the Louvre and Mt. Everest.
This will keep students engaged and excited about learning and will become one of the most emerging trends of 2019.
There are so many digital transformation trends in education that are emerging in India. One of them is increased security, both physical security and Cyber. Giving the increasing use of technology and common technology becoming accessible to even a kindergarten student, it is necessary to keep them safe from cyber dangers. School students are considered the most vulnerable to cybercrime. With a recent surge in the emergence of cyberbullying games like blue whale and MOMO Challenge, targeting school kids, there is dire need of proper security measures in the school itself.
Nowadays, Parents are receiving a securely report of their child’s search history every week. At the very least this coming year, we will be seeing a stronger focus on role-based access and endpoint security. And with the help of AI and machine learning, manning the many potential threats will be far easier.
The teacher plays the pivotal role in the learning eco-system. Owing to rapid changes in the education sector, it is of utmost importance to familiarize teachers with 21st-century competencies and skills, new teaching-learning pedagogies, and augmenting their lateral thinking abilities through professional development programmes.
This year, we will be able to witness more such initiatives, both public and private, to help educators become more proficient.
2019 promises to be an interesting year for education, where we expect the above-mentioned trends to amplify, all of which augurs well for the holistic development of education in India.